Camille Dela Rosa, Visual Artist
 
 
 

 
 
 
      Artist's PROFILE    
   


Camille D. Dela Rosa was born on the 29th of July, 1982. She is the daughter of the late noted painter Ibarra Y. Dela Rosa and Humanities and Art History professor Ethel Dimacuha, also a visual artist. Perhaps aware of the then pathetic plight of artists, her father, purposely did not encourage Camille to pursue her own artistic vision. He did not teach her how to paint, nor expose her to the art world he circulated in. Upon his demise in 1998, Camille nevertheless decided to become a painter. The same year, she then mounted her first solo exhibition at the age of 16. Her mother was integral in her formation as an artist. She provided Camille with much needed support and encouragement. As a young self-taught artist, her several solo exhibitions from 1998 to 1999 blossomed under the inspiration of her father's paintings. Sooner, she slowly departed from her father's style to give way to her penchant for the impressionist technique as evident from her 2000 to 2008 paintings. Camille produced spontaneously and exhibited her gardens, churches, landscapes, flowers, portraits, nudes, and people in their various endeavors along this grain. Art critic Cid Reyes even called Camille in his article as the "youngest impressionist painter in the Philippines".


More and more, Camille discovered the pleasure and challenge of her art. Suddenly in her 8th year as artist, Camille left her comfort zone, stressing she doesn't want to be stagnant at one visual genre and stay forever on that plateau. She became restless and an urge to get out of the doldrums besieged her. By the year 2009, Camille surprised the art scene when she launched her 16th solo exhibit, titled "Aenigma." The show was a complete departure from her usual impressionistic garden paintings. She bravely explored the surreal, the morbid, the mechanical, and the unknown. Her works were dominated with proto-human skulls and skeletons - in anatomical veracity of detail. Evident also were symbolic images and leitmotifs such as nude female figures, fetuses, throbbing hearts, faces ghoulish and realistic, probosces, mouths and eyeballs - in brief an assortment of possibly metaphorical items reflecting narrative potential.


Those works, classified as surrealism, are now the images from her subconscious mind. Through this, she was able to create artworks that to others are "morbid" but oozing with mystical, esoteric and occult symbolism. In this art form, she successfully had proven her worth as a real artist. She vows to do more mind-boggling and enigmatic masterpieces.


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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Born on July 29, 1982 in Sta. Cruz Manila, Philippines

Daughter of the late noted painter Ibarra Dela Rosa and Humanities & Art Histoy professor Ethel E. Dimacuha

 

EDUCATION

2000- Philippine School of Interior Design

1998- University of the Philippines, Diliman - Voice Major, Minor in Piano

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Encyclopedia of Philippine Painting, Vol. 1, 2004

Art Galleries of the Philippines, Vol. I, 2002, Published by GV Productions, Inc.

Art Collectors Guide Book Vol. III, 2005, written by Manny Duldulao

100 Years: 100 Women Artist, 2005, edited by Leonarda Navato Camacho

Philippine Nude Paintings, written by Manny Duldulao

 

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

 

2012

  • 19th- "DOMINION" October 11 to November 4, Artinformal, Connecticut Street,
    Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

2012

  • 18th- "METAMORPHOSIS" June 19 to 29, Spark Museum, De La Salle Santiago
    Zobel School, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City.

2010

  • 17th- "AENIGMA Unveiled" March 18 to May 16, The Picasso Art Gallery and
    ArtisCorpus Gallery, Salcedo Village, Makati City

2009

  • 16th Exhibit- "AENIGMA" December 5 to 28, Artis Corpus Gallery, Haig, Mandaluyong City

2008

  • 15th Exhibit- "Moods and Moments" Aug. 22 to 31, Renaissance Art Gallery, bldg. A, Level 4, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
  • 14th Exhibit- "Colours of Serenity" MAy 9 to 31, 1/of Gallery, 2ng level, Shops at Serendra(across Market MArket), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

2006

  • 13th Exhibit- "Sacred Heritage" Churches of Luzon, October 5 to 19- Ayala Museum (MuseumSpace) 2nd Floor, Glass Wing, Ayala Museum, Makati City.
  • 12th Exhibit- "Diversity" 116 Art Works, July 26 to August 17, 2006- Le Souffle, The Fort Global City Fort Bonifacio, Taguig Metro Manila

2004

  • 11th Exhibit- "Evolved Works"- Dec. 8, 2004 to Jan. 17, 2005- Nicotina Garden Pavillon, Roxas Blvd.
  • 10th Exhibit- "Variations" (In cooperation with Zonta Club of Makati) - Greenhills West, 22 Xavier St. San Juan, Metro Manila 9th Exhibit- "Old Soul" (Revisiting Intramuros) July 17 to 27 - Gallery Nine, Level 4, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
  • 9th - "Old Soul" (Revisiting Intramuros) - July 17 to 27 - Gallery Nine, Level 4,
    SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

2003

  • 8th Exhibit- "Glorious Gardens" Gallery 828 Shangrila-Mall, Edsa. Mandaluyong City Philippines.
  • 7th Exhibit- "Gardens in Rhapsody" Art Conservatory, Makati City Philippines.

2002

  • 6th Exhibit- "Natures Symphony". Gardens of Gretchen O. Cojuangco, Philippines.

2001

  • 5th Exhibit- "Prelude". Gallery 828 and Artistree. Shangrila Edsa Mandaluyong Philippines.

2000

  • 4th Exhibit- "Moods... Camille Unfolding" Ayala Museum Artlane, Makati Philippines.

1999

  • 3rd Exhibit- "Floral Inspirations". Heritage Art Venue, Shangrila Edsa Mandaluyong Philippines.
  • 2nd Exhibit- "Flores de Mayo" Heritage Art Gallery S.M. Megamall Artwalk, Mandaluyong Philippines.

1998

  • 1st Exhibit- "The Legacy" Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan Philippines.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIITIONS

2012

"Klaro" Altro Mondo-Arte Contemporanea, third floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City- June 7 to 30, 2012
"Kristo" Art Center, SM Megamall - March 23 - April 8, 2012

2011

"Tolerated Misbehaviors" Galerie Anna, SM Megamall - February 3 to 17, 2011

2010

"RE:VIEW"- Gallery Indigo of BenCab Museum, Baguio City- Nov. 20, 2010 to January 11, 2011
" Manila Art Fair - (represented by ArtisCorpus Gallery) July 29 to Aug. 1, SMX Convention Center
" Picasso-Art Cabinet Initiated Art Events- March 18, Picasso Art Gallery and ArtisCopus Gallery, Salcedo Village, Makati City
" Womb Vox- March 14, Kaida Gallery, Q.C.
" Art in the Park- (represented by ArtisCorpus Gallery and Tala Gallery) February 27, Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village Makati City

2009

" Philippine Art Awards regional winners- National Museum
" PAST, FUTURE, PERFECT- Tala Gallery, Tomas Morato, Q.C.
" MANILA ART FAIR- July 16 to 19, The Fort, NBC Tent, Global City, Taguig
" SUBTLE INDISCRETION- August 22 to September 14, ArtisCorpus Gallery, San Juan Mla.
" GSIS PAINTING COMPETITION- June 4 to July 1, GSIS Museum, Pasay City
" PAGALINGAN PINAY- May 29 to 31, LRI Design Plaza, Makaty City
" WALONG FILIPINA- March 21 to April 4, Liongoren Gallery, Cubao Q.C. and
April 5 to 6, at the Sining Kamalig, Gateway Mall, Cuba, Q.C
" BATANG SINING- March 15 to April 21, ArtisCorpus Gallery, San Juan Mla.
" NEW BEGGININGS- January 28, Verdana Gallery, Corinthian Garden, Edsa

2008

"Varied Palettes"- Art Center, Level 4, Edsa Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong City

"Figura- Art Asia Gallery, The Artwalk, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong City.

"Homage to Malang"- 40th Anniversary Show of the Saturday Group of Artist at the Art Center,
Level 4 SM Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong City

2007

LES 111 DES ARTS PARIS- Toulouse, France: November 29 to December 9 at Chapelle de l'Hotel Dieu 2, rue Viguerie - 31300 Toulouse

EUROPE ART EXHIBIT TOUR "Drift to the World of MAsters" A Jpurney of Filipino Artists:

* June 18 to 20 at Ernst and Young Gallery, Luxemburg
* June 14 to 23 at Le Meridien Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
* June 12 to 23 at Jan Van Der Togt Museum, Amstelveen, Holland
* June 11 to 17 at Hotel Intercon, Berlin Germany
* May 30 to June 4 at The Gallery at Chelsea Library, Kingsroad, London U.K.

"Journey" A prelude to a series of Exhibitions in Europe at 1/of Gallery, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City Taguig

Painting Exhibit on The Occasion of International Women's Month"(a project by The Zonta Club of Makati, Environs & Foundations Inc.) ArtSpace and Gallery Philippines, Glorietta, Makati City

"Kutkot..Cut Above the rest"(Philippine Association of Print Makers) Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City

"Into Thy Hands" The Kristo-Manila Exhibit at 1/of Gallery, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

2006

Contemporary Impressionists of the Philippines, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Flores de Mayo, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Behold, A Lenten Exhibit- April 4 to April 16 at Gallery Nine, Level 4, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

2005

The Colors of the Philippines, June 5 to 12 at Hilton Petalin Jaya Hotel, 46200

Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

100 Years: 100 Women Artist, March 2005, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Images of Tranquility at The Heritage Park, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig City

Sabathchani, Gallery Nine, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City

Harvest, Gallery Joaquin, San Juan Metro Manila

Mag-Ina, Rockwell Power Plant, Makati City

2004

Senaskwela II, Crucible Gallery, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City

2003

Senaskwela, Art Center, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City

2000

Music & Paintings, Republic of Malate, Manila Philippines Boundless, Artistress Shangrila Hotel, Mandaluyong Philippines

Book Launching, Encyclopedia of Philippine Paintings and Sculptures. Le Souffle' The Fort, Global City, Taguig Philippines.

Alay sa Mindanao, Manila Peninsula Hotel Makati Philippines.

Blumentritt Group of Artists, Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan, Philippines.

Alaala ni Louie Beltran, BSK Artists Group Exhibit, GSIS Museum, manila Philippines.

Vision 2000, Universal Motors Corp. Makati, Philippines.

Alay sa Kalikasan. Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan, Philippines.

Scenes from a Caf'e. Gene's Bistro, Quezon City Philippines.

1999

Pagtatagpo ng HIlaga at Timog Philippines.

Iba't-Iba Pero Iisa, Y Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines.

Sangbalikat, P.N.B. Pasay, Philippines.

Blumentritt Group Exhibit, Tagaytay Highlands Philippines.

Blumentritt Group Exhibit, Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan Philippines.

1998

Ambivalent Feelings, Hotel Sofitel Manila, Philippines.

 

AWARDS / CITATIONS RECEIVED

2009

Top 40- Philippine Art Awards 2009

Second Prize- Pagalingan Pinay Art Competition

2005

Honorable Mention Award- Art Association of the Philippines 58th Annual Competition

Awarded by the Filipino Worker's Resource Center (Philippine Embassy) for Invaluable Support & Cooperation to the Center of Filipino workers in Malaysia.

Awarded for Artistic Excellence and Aesthetic Contribution to the Zonta Club of Makati and Environs

2000

Commissioned by former Phil. Tourism Authority Gen. Manager, Mr. Lito Banayo to interpret in oil painting the Luneta Boardwalk; photo of the aforesaid art work was used as CD cover for the play Miss Saigon in Manila staged at CCP

Guest of honor and speaker, ABS-CBN Learning Center's first Commencement Exercise.

1998

Semi-finalist, 2nd MetroPop Star Search.

1995

On the spot art competition Grand Prize winner, Tabernacle of Faith Academy San Juan Philippiness.

Most Talented artist award, Tabernacle of Faith Academy San Juan Philippiness.

Most Promising student award in Piano, Marita Gonzales Music Studio Manila Philippines.

1994

Art contest First Prize (elementary category), Chung Hua High School ,Sta. Mesa Manila Philippines.

1993

Most Promising child performer award, Dulaang Balintataw Summer Workshop, Ninoy Aquino Park Philippines.

 

THEATER & T.V. CREDITS

1997

The Sound of Music, Meralco Theater Philippines

1996

Lapu Lapu, CCP Main Theater Manila Philippines.

Elias at Salome, Wilfredo Guererro Theater at U. P. Diliman Quezon City Philippines.

Into the Woods, PCI bank Makati Philippines.

1993

Si Mr. Daga at si Dr. Pusa, Dulaang Balintataw, Ninoy Aquino Park, Quezon City Philippines.

1994

Original cast of "Ang T.V.", directed by Hohnny Manahan. Aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

 
       
 
       
           
       
   
 
       
   
 
       
   
 
       
       
       
       
       
 
   
 
   
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