FILIPINO ILLUSTRATOR IN NYC GROUP SHOW
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.”