ARTIST

Mervy Pueblo

Mervy Pueblo
出身地:Philippines
活動地:Rosario, Cavite

Everything that we know, understand, and can imagine comes from our relationship with the world. The wholeness of our consciousness, even the subconscious, is constructed by interrelation. Through interacting and participating in the world, experience brings deeper insights that foster unlimited creativity. It is not the intellectual justification that I focus on in my practice, but rather my real concerns – not art style or trend, but the interest in existentialism. It is about the intersubjective real : the two sides of the coin, the gray area, the unquantifiable, or indefinable relation between people in terms of love, hate, fear, and courage.

This interest in existentialism has heightened my curiosity about the everyday. Being curious about the everyday is a way of seeing how mundane objects are intertwined with the social fabric or system of our society. With this thought in mind, I then think of my art practice like a lay ethnographer of the contemporary world who questions and examines how our social values are shaped by the prevailing disciplinary forces, such as family, education, society, and government.

Penetrating the obscurities of quotidian life and its articulation requires a clear view of the present condition. Hence, through fieldwork, the lay ethnographer becomes an observer and applies the method of cultural immersion to have a visceral experience of the world. With this visceral experience of the world, the artist can have a magnified view of the world. From brushing our teeth to making love, it is no secret that we can experience or understand it a bit more through closer inspection. Hence, art for me becomes like a magnifying lens that helps us to be more aware of what is right under our nose, which consequently leads us to reflect our actions.

An artist that highlights specific sentiments for participant/audience to understand their own political consciousness, that move out of the center simply to observe or facilitate, and sincerely invites the public into dialogue is democratic. Dialogue is deeply beautiful, as it is shareable, direct, and honestly truthful.  It makes us feel or experience the real. Hence in my art, connecting with another human being is more important than the objects and/or situations I construct as it open up my understanding of the world a little bit more.

My recent work manifests the objective of my exploration of ‘openness,’ which brings limitless interrelations and interpretation as a positive aspect of production that recast the work, so as to expose it, to the maximum possible opening. Moreover, I am curious about the idea of relativity; hence my work offers the experience of open interpretations. I dare not conclude meanings for my work, for I see my current practice geared towards triangulating issues than offer authoritative opinions. I claim no full understanding of what I do, as I would like to keep my horizon more open and free, but would review my practice as an exploration of being a mediator of intersubjectivities.

CV

New Genre Public Art, Socially Engaged Art, Sculpture (masonry: stone and concrete), Painting, Participatory Art, and Installation.

BIOGRAPHY
b. 05.22.1982  Quezon City, Philippines
Married 2008, Philippines

EDUCATION
Minneapolis College of Art and Design / MFA Visual Studies
AUGUST 2011 – MAY 2013,  MPLS, MN, United States of America
60 credit graduate program. Bauhaus and Frankfurt oriented.
St. Scholastica’s College – Manila / BFA Advertising
JUNE 1999 – MARCH 2003, MNL, MM, The Republic of the Philippines
267 credit undergraduate program. Social, political / feminist oriented.

AFFILATION
ACES Alumni Association, Member 2019
Association of International College of Art and Design, Alumni, 2016 to present
College Art Association, Member, 2012
Fulbright Minnesota Chapter, Member, 2011 to present
MADE, Network of Winners, Member, 2008 to present
PAEF – Fulbright Alumni Association, Member 2011 to present
School of Design and Art, DLS-CSB, Faculty, 2015 to present
School of Fine Arts and Design, PWU, Faculty & Admin, 2013-2015
Society of Minnesota Sculptors, Member, 2011-2012
U.S. Scholar Alumni, US Embassy Philippines, Member, 2013 to present

RECOGNITIONS
Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES)
Metrobank Foundation Inc., Manila, Philippines, February 2019

Semi-finalist, Metrobank Art and Design Excellence
National Sculpture Competition
Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Philippines, 2018

MCAD-AICAD Fellowship (Nomination)
AICAD Teaching Fellowship, USA/Canada, 2016

Winner, Thirteen Artist Awards
Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2015

Helena Z. Benitez Artist-in-residence Award
The Philippine Women’s University, 2013-15

Winner, Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Award
MPLS, MN, USA, 2013

Ateneo Art Awards: 2012 Exhibition Competition
Ateneo University, Philippines, 2012

Best in Show, Made@MCAD B.I. Worldwide Gallery
Minneapolis, MN., 2012

Principal Scholarship Award
Fulbright-Philippine American Education Foundation, 2011-13

Trustee Scholarship Awardee
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2011-13

Travel Grant: for participation to international art event
National Commission of Culture and the Arts, Philippines, 2008

Travel Grant: for participation to international art event
Arts Network Asia, Singapore, 2007

Travel Grant: for participation to international art event
Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Philippines, 2007

Finalist, Metrobank Art and Design Excellence,
National Sculpture Competition
Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Philippines, 2007-2010

Special Citation, MADE, National Sculpture Competition
Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Philippines, 2006

Recognition of Talented Youth in the Arts
Office of the Pasig-Quezon City Mayor, 2006

EXHIBITIONS
*   solo show
+  two-man show
^  upcoming
ᙛ catalogue
ꜛ  tentative

2019^
*Self-contradictions (working title), Nakanojo Biennale, Gunma, Japan (Aug.)
+ꜛ  The Disjunction of Change, The Cultural Center of the Philippines (Oct.)

2 0 1 8
Bilog, Edsa Shangri-la Hotel, Manila (Oct.)
This is a Seed!: Photography Exhibition, Sensenci Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan (Mar.)
Art Fair Philippines, Kaida Gallery, The Link, Makati, Philippines (Feb.)
Field Trip Project: Malaysia, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia (Feb.)

2 0 1 7
Alay Sining: Makati West Rotary Club, Ayala Museum, Makati, MM, PH (Nov.)
Proclamation of 8, District Gallery, West Avenue, Quezon City (Sep.)
Bitter x Sweet, Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila, Philippines (Feb.)
Art Fair Philippines, Kaida Gallery, The Link, Makati, Philippines (Feb.)
Recalibrated: SDA Design Foundation Faculty Exhibition, Picasso Gallery,
Makati (Feb.)

2 0 1 6
*The Cabinet of Disappointments, Pulau Ketam Temple, Malaysia (Nov.)
Pulau Ketam International Exhibition, Malaysia (Nov.)
Alay Sining: Makati West Rotary Club, Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Makati, MM(Sept.)
+ Alienation, Sensenci Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan (May)
Remoteness of Gaze, Gallery Orange, Bacolod, Philippines (Apr.)
Buklod: Life and Art Intertwined, The DLSU Museum, Manila, Philippines (Jan.)

2 0 1 5
Field Trip Project Asia, Japan, Philippines, the USA, and Canada
ᙛThirteen Artist Awards: Triennial Exhibition, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Project Convergence: Archaeology and Art of a late 19th century Philippine Town,
Vargas Museum, UP-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
The Harvest, Gusaling Escuelapia: Sentrong Pangkultura ng Lucban,
Quezon Province, Philippines

2 0 1 4
^ Through the Eyes of Eve, Di Legno Gallery, Tanjong Katong Road, SG (Nov.)
* Fearless, Big Room Gallery, Artinformal, Mandaluyong City, PH (Nov.)
*The Cabinet of Disappointments, Existences Gallery, OSM, France (Jun.-Jul)

2 0 1 3
Un-tuned, CCAMS Gallery, The Philippine Women’s University, Philippines
*Capital Values, Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, Sunnyside New York, NY, USA
N.O.W. MADE, SM Art Center, Manila, Philippines
“Expectation Kits”: MCAD MFA Exhibition, Northrup King, Mpls., MN, USA
Made@MCAD Juried Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Mpls., MN, USA

2 0 1 2
Pares-Pares, Liongoren Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Borderlines: MCAD International Student Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, MN, USA
*Remember To Forget, MCAD Library Exhibitions, MCAD, MN, USA
MacRostie Juried Show, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Sneak Peak: Ateneo Art Awards 2012, Edsa Shangri-la, Quezon City, Philippines
Sneak Peak: Ateneo Art Awards 2012, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Mail Art, Gallery 1951, Manila, Philippines
*Anything Anymore, Whittier Studio Gallery, MCAD, MN, USA
Made@MCAD Juried Exhibition, B.I. Worldwide Gallery, MPLS, M.N.
Wind Field and Hyperbolic Space, commissioned public art by Ayala
ᙛMuseum-Aleveo Land Corp., Fort Boni High, Taguig, M.M., Philippines
Departure. Start. Progress. Sen Sen Chi Gallery, Shizouka Japan, March

2 0 1 1
*Project Mediating Stone, Black room, Whittier Studio Gallery, MCAD, MN, USA
Art For Volunteerism, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
Square and Round, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, MN, USA

2 0 1 0
Manila Art 10, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines
ᙛEL Prado Project, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
Wombvox: 9 Filipina Group Exhibition, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, PH
32010, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
ᙛMADE 2010, Le Pavillion, Manila, Philippines

2 0 0 9
+ Beyond Identification- 2 man show, National Commission for Culture and Arts,
Manila, Philippines
+  Arteries & Excavation – 2 man show, Artinformal Gallery, Greenhills San Juan,
ᙛ20th International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Miyazaki Japan
Daloy, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila City, Philippines
5th Sculpture Review, Gallery Nine – SM Art Center, Quezon City, Philippines
ᙛMADE 2009, Le Pavillion, Manila, Philippines
Iskwalado, Gallery Anna – SM Art Walk, Quezon City, Philippines
Anyo II, Artinformal Gallery, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Walong Filipina, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Manila Box and Objects, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
+ Project Software + Trajectories – 2 man show, Arias Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2/60, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2 0 0 8
Anyo II, Artinformal Gallery, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
ᙛPenza International Sculpture Symposium, Russia
ᙛMADE 2008, Le Pavillion, Manila, Philippines
New Order, Gallery Anna, Manila, Philippines
Luwalhati, Artinformal Gallery, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Women Artist Special Exhibition, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
1/50, Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2 0 0 7
ᙛMADE 2007, Le Pavillion, Manila, Philippines
Haiphong Emotions, Hon Dau Resort, Do Son, Vietnam
Tutok Perspektiba III, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, PH
Pasang-Masid (Review): Collections and Collaboratives,
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Yakap. Kaida Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2 0 0 6
December Show. Blanc Art Space, Manila, Philippines
Tutok: Dos por Dos. Boston Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
ᙛMADE 2006, Le Pavillion, Manila, Philippines
DripTripTych, Blanc Art Space, Manila, Philippines

2 0 0 5
Ani: Rice Element. Kulay Diwa Art Galleries, Parañaque, Philippines

2 0 0 1
Printmaking Association of the Philippines Print Exhibition, Cultural Center of the  Philippines, Manila City, Philippines
+Queerest of the Queer – 2 man show, Surrounded by Water, San Juan M.M., PH

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TELEVISION INTERVIEWS
“Hai Phong International Symposium,” VTV Local Broadcasting Network Corporation, Hanoi Vietnam, 2007

Ma. Lourdes Siytangco, “Dee’s Day: MADE 2006 Winners,” RPN 9 Broadcasting Network Corporation, 2007 October 11, 12:30 PM

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VISITING ARTIST LECTURES (GUEST SPEAKER)
Alienation: Artist Talk, Gallery Sen Sen Chi, Shizuoka City, Japan,
May 02, 2016

Unpacking: Field Trip Project, 98B Dona Regina Bldg., Escolta Manila, November 15, 2015

“Public Art: Art of the People, by the People, for the People,” Thirteen Artist Award Forum Series, Cultural Center of the Philippines, October 07, 2015

“The Ruins,” Art and Archaeology, The University of the Philippines: Archaeological Studies Program, April 14, 2015

“The Archive,” Art and Archaeology, The University of the Philippines: Archaeological Studies Program, April 14, 2015

“Public Art: Art of the People, by the People, for the People,” Philippine Art Trek, Philippine Embassy, Singapore, 2014

“Rethinking Art and the Everyday Life,” MFA Presentations,Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mpls., MN, USA, 2013

“Public Art: Socially Engaged Art” Rotary Club of Quezon City, Philippines, May 2012

“Art and Alchemy: Mervy Pueblo” Haiphong International Sculpture Symposium, Vietnam, 2007

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