Book with 60 Filipino artists to be published in 2018

Book with 60 Filipino artists to be published in 2018

/ 03:30 AM November 29, 2017

Pacita Abad, Filipina: A racial identity crisis, 1991. Lithograph with pulp-painted chine-collé and metallic powder, 43 x 30 in.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — An annual publication dedicated to artists of Filipino heritage living and working in the United States and the Philippines, with a focus on artists based in the US Midwest and South, will be released next year.

The Filipino American Artist Directory is an independent, artist-run initiative. This year’s directory features 60 artists, curators and writers representing 28 cities in 12 states, as well as the Philippines and Canada.


Sherwin Rio, Seremonya, 2017. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable.

Inspired by the book The Decolonized Eye by Sarita Echavez See, the project was founded in 2015 by St. Louis-based artist Janna Añonuevo Langholz. It aims to:

  • Increase the visibility and recognition of Filipino American visual artists and promote their inclusion in museums, galleries, collections and publications;
  • Serve as an educational resource for students and teachers;
  • Create community between artists, curators and writers;

The 2017 edition of Filipino American Artist Directory is scheduled to launch in February 2018, following the successful completion of the project’s current Kickstarter campaign.


The contributing curators are writers are Jan Christian Bernabe, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Dara Katrina del Rosario, Dorothy R. Santos, Eileen R. Tabios, and Jennelyn Tumalad.

Rea Lynn de Guzman, Stained (detail), 2017. Acrylic & image transfer on piña fiber mounted on panel, 20 x 24 in.

The artists featured are Pacita Abad, Adrian Alarilla, Brandon Alvendia, Angel Alviar-Langley, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Kristoffer Ardeña, Don Artamas, Daniel Ballesteros, Katrina Bello, Gigi Bio, Grace Bio, Jose Johann Bitancor, Kelvin Burzon, Francis Calimlim, Crystal Z. Campbell, Cesar Conde, Marissa Sean Cruz, Mel Vera Cruz, Isabel Cuenca, Ashley Dequilla, Sammay Dizon, Raychelle Duazo, Ulysses Duterte, Jana Ercilla, Tristan Espinoza, John Yoyogi Fortes, Nicole Gervacio, Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Christine Hipolito, Venancio C. Igarta, Regin Igloria, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Roberto Jamora, Dennis Madamba, Matt Manalo, Cyril Maza, Lorna Maza, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Ged Merino, Christine Morla, Kimo Nelson, Justin Pastores, Jill Paz, Bong Redila, Carlo Ricafort, Sherwin Rio, Lordy Rodriguez, Yumi Janairo Roth, Eliseo Art Silva, Juvana Soliven, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Cianna Valley, Jean Vengua, Jeremy Keith Villaluz, Melanie Gritzka del Villar, and Pamela Ybañez

For more information about the project, visit or email Janna at [email protected]

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