Philippine Daily Inquirer - - LIFESTYLE | PARENTING -

A Filipino il­lus­tra­tor clinched a spot at a pres­ti­gious art show in New York City on Feb. 21.

Gaby M. Tan­tu­ico will be one of 40 se­lect artists ex­hibit­ing in a Con­cep­tion Arts show at the M1-5 Lounge in New York City.

Tan­tu­ico, 24, was cho­sen from hun­dreds of ap­pli­cants af­ter a rig­or­ous screen­ing process.

Con­cep­tion Arts boasts an in­no­va­tive style of cu­ra­tion, pro­vid­ing plat­forms for emerg­ing artists across the United States and Europe.

For this ex­hibit, Tan­tu­ico will in­clude ex­cerpts from her first solo show ti­tled “A Brief His­tory of Home” which fea­tures ink and wa­ter­color il­lus­tra­tions of her mem­o­ries grow­ing up in the Philip­pines, as well as new pieces. Her work will ex­plore the re­al­i­ties of grow­ing up in the Philip­pines jux­ta­posed with her ex­pe­ri­ences liv­ing and work­ing in New York.

Born and raised in Manila, Sa­mar and Leyte, Tan­tu­ico moved to New York in 2015 to pur­sue a fine arts de­gree in il­lus­tra­tion at the School of Vis­ual Arts, where she grad­u­ated cum laude in 2018. She works as a com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­signer at Yeh Ide­ol­ogy, an award- win­ning tal­ent strate­gies firm.

Con­cep­tion Arts was founded in 2011 in New York City by artists Rachel Wilkins and Mike Wolf. Its mis­sion is to “re­shape and reen­er­gize artis­tic com­mu­ni­ties around the world.”

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