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.
on July 29, 1982 in Sta. Cruz Manila, Philippines
of the late noted painter Ibarra Dela Rosa and Humanities & Art
Histoy professor Ethel E. Dimacuha
Philippine School of Interior Design
University of the Philippines, Diliman - Voice Major, Minor in Piano
of Philippine Painting, Vol. 1, 2004
Art Galleries of the Philippines, Vol. I, 2002, Published by GV Productions,
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
"DOMINION" October 11 to November 4, Artinformal, Connecticut
Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
"METAMORPHOSIS" June 19 to 29, Spark Museum, De La Salle
Zobel School, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City.
"AENIGMA Unveiled" March 18 to May 16, The Picasso Art
ArtisCorpus Gallery, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Exhibit- "AENIGMA" December 5 to 28, Artis Corpus Gallery,
Haig, Mandaluyong City
Exhibit- "Moods and Moments" Aug. 22 to 31, Renaissance
Art Gallery, bldg. A, Level 4, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Exhibit- "Colours of Serenity" MAy 9 to 31, 1/of Gallery,
2ng level, Shops at Serendra(across Market MArket), Bonifacio
Global City, Taguig City
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
Exhibit- "Evolved Works"- Dec. 8, 2004 to Jan. 17, 2005-
Nicotina Garden Pavillon, Roxas Blvd.
Exhibit- "Variations" (In cooperation with Zonta Club
of Makati) - Greenhills West, 22 Xavier St. San Juan, Metro Manila
Exhibit- "Old Soul" (Revisiting Intramuros) July 17
to 27 - Gallery Nine, Level 4, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Exhibit- "Glorious Gardens" Gallery 828 Shangrila-Mall,
Edsa. Mandaluyong City Philippines.
Exhibit- "Gardens in Rhapsody" Art Conservatory, Makati
Exhibit- "Natures Symphony". Gardens of Gretchen O.
Exhibit- "Prelude". Gallery 828 and Artistree. Shangrila
Edsa Mandaluyong Philippines.
Exhibit- "Moods... Camille Unfolding" Ayala Museum Artlane,
Exhibit- "Floral Inspirations". Heritage Art Venue,
Shangrila Edsa Mandaluyong Philippines.
Exhibit- "Flores de Mayo" Heritage Art Gallery S.M.
Megamall Artwalk, Mandaluyong Philippines.
Exhibit- "The Legacy" Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan
Daisies"- Galerie Anna, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City August
15 to 29
in the Realm of the Subconscious Mind" Two-Woman Exhibit of Camille
Dela Rosa and Lydia Velasco -
Galerie Artes is at Nueve Uno Bldg., Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights,
"Beyond Comparison"- Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, The Collective,
Malugay St. Makati - June 15
"Beyond Comparison"- Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, The Collective,
Malugay St. Makati - June 15
"Bilog"- 2nd Level, Fort Pointe Bldg., Bonifacio Global
City, Taguig City- May 21to 31
" Beginnings"- Kaida ContemporaryGallery, 45 Scout Madrinan
St., South Triangle, Quezon City - March 31 to April 20
"Aman"- Art Center (Gallery Nine), SM Megamall - March 8
"Year 11"- Galerie Joaquin's 11th anniversary at Podium
(the Atrium), Ortigas, Mandaluyong. City- Feb. 4 to 7
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,
Misbehaviors" Galerie Anna, SM Megamall - February 3 to 17,
Gallery Indigo of BenCab Museum, Baguio City- Nov. 20, 2010 to January
" 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
" 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
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
" SUBTLE INDISCRETION- August 22 to September 14, ArtisCorpus
Gallery, San Juan Mla.
" GSIS PAINTING COMPETITION- June 4 to July 1, GSIS Museum,
" PAGALINGAN PINAY- May 29 to 31, LRI Design Plaza, Makaty
" 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,
Palettes"- Art Center, Level 4, Edsa Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong
Art Asia Gallery, The Artwalk, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong
to Malang"- 40th Anniversary Show of the Saturday Group of
Artist at the Art Center,
Level 4 SM Megamall, Edsa Mandaluyong City
111 DES ARTS PARIS- Toulouse, France: November 29 to December
9 at Chapelle de l'Hotel Dieu 2, rue Viguerie - 31300 Toulouse
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,
A prelude to a series of Exhibitions in Europe at 1/of Gallery,
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
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
Above the rest"(Philippine Association of Print Makers) Power
Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
Thy Hands" The Kristo-Manila Exhibit at 1/of Gallery, Serendra,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Impressionists of the Philippines, Vargas Museum, University of
the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
de Mayo, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman,
A Lenten Exhibit- April 4 to April 16 at Gallery Nine, Level 4,
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Colors of the Philippines, June 5 to 12 at Hilton Petalin Jaya
Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Years: 100 Women Artist, March 2005, Cultural Center of the Philippines
of Tranquility at The Heritage Park, Fort Bonifacio, Global City,
Gallery Nine, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City
Gallery Joaquin, San Juan Metro Manila
Rockwell Power Plant, Makati City
II, Crucible Gallery, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City
Art Center, Level 4, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City
& Paintings, Republic of Malate, Manila Philippines Boundless,
Artistress Shangrila Hotel, Mandaluyong Philippines
Launching, Encyclopedia of Philippine Paintings and Sculptures.
Le Souffle' The Fort, Global City, Taguig Philippines.
sa Mindanao, Manila Peninsula Hotel Makati Philippines.
Group of Artists, Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan, Philippines.
ni Louie Beltran, BSK Artists Group Exhibit, GSIS Museum, manila
2000, Universal Motors Corp. Makati, Philippines.
sa Kalikasan. Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan, Philippines.
from a Caf'e. Gene's Bistro, Quezon City Philippines.
ng HIlaga at Timog Philippines.
Pero Iisa, Y Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines.
P.N.B. Pasay, Philippines.
Group Exhibit, Tagaytay Highlands Philippines.
Group Exhibit, Ad-Infinitum Gallery San Juan Philippines.
Feelings, Hotel Sofitel Manila, Philippines.
/ CITATIONS RECEIVED
40- Philippine Art Awards 2009
Prize- Pagalingan Pinay Art Competition
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
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
2nd MetroPop Star Search.
the spot art competition Grand Prize winner, Tabernacle of Faith
Academy San Juan Philippiness.
Most Talented artist award, Tabernacle of Faith Academy San Juan
Most Promising student award in Piano, Marita Gonzales Music Studio
contest First Prize (elementary category), Chung Hua High School
,Sta. Mesa Manila Philippines.
Promising child performer award, Dulaang Balintataw Summer Workshop,
Ninoy Aquino Park Philippines.
/ T.V. CREDITS
Sound of Music, Meralco Theater Philippines
Lapu, CCP Main Theater Manila Philippines.
at Salome, Wilfredo Guererro Theater at U. P. Diliman Quezon City
the Woods, PCI bank Makati Philippines.
Mr. Daga at si Dr. Pusa, Dulaang Balintataw, Ninoy Aquino Park,
Quezon City Philippines.
cast of "Ang T.V.", directed by Hohnny Manahan. Aired
on ABS-CBN Channel 2.