Sunday, November 6, 2011

Artist for Volunteerism : Riel Hilario

Riel Jaramillo Hilario received his training as a wood sculptor from a santo-maker uncle in San Vicente Ilocos Sur in 1993-94. He studied visual arts at the Philippine High School for the Arts and took up painting and art history from the University of the Philippines. In the late 90’s he also underwent non-formal training in curatorial work by the late independent curator Roberto “Bobi” Valenzuela, a skill set he was able to develop further as an exhibitions curator for the Boston Gallery (Quezon City) and Pinto Art Gallery (Antipolo City) from 2002 to 2007. His biographical essays on Philippine contemporary artists were recently included in the book Without Walls (2011) by Winrum Publishing. In 2009, he focused on full-time art practice with solo shows featuring his rebulto series. Since then his work has appeared in shows held here and abroad namely, in Singapore, HongKong, Delhi, London and Basel.  He was a grant recipient of the Sungdu-an 3 National Travelling Exhibition in 2003, and was among the shortlisted artists in the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards. He is also recently named as one of the ten winners of the 2011 Manila Art Awards of the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards.


26 ½ x 16 x 14 inches

Carved wood, polychrome, gesso

Price: Php 44,000