Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Artist in Residency - Meet an Artist

Christian Villacillo - Fort McMurray Studio
Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency 2013

Christian Villacillo was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines. At the age of twenty, he immigrated to Canada with his family and now considers Alberta home. It is here, in Alberta, where Christian chose to begin a career in the arts. Christian received his Visual Arts & Design Diploma from Keyano College in 2011. Since 2012, he has worked in the Keyano College Printmaking Studio as a technician and art demonstrator. 

While he was still a Visual Arts student, Christian began to be noticed at home and abroad. His work has been published internationally in photography magazines, he has been featured in art websites, and he has been interviewed extensively about his aesthetic and processes. He has exhibited in both solo and group shows in North America, and his photographs and prints are collected internationally including: the United States; Mexico; United Kingdom; France; the Netherlands; Australia; and, the Philippines.  Christian intends to complete his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta, where he will start his 3rd year in the Fall of 2013.

Studio Location: Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre, Room AC132

Christian  will be giving an Artist Talk on Wednesday July 31th, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Athabasca Room outside of the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery (second floor), within the the Suncor Leisure Centre on MacDonald Island Park.

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