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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Lyra Garcellano














Lyra Garcellano





Born 1972, Philippines
Lives and works in the Philippines
Art Studies
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Painting, College of Fine Arts , University of the Philippines
1994 Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Awards, Distinctions, Grants
2012 Asian Artists Residency, Gwanju Cultural Foundation, Gwanju,
South Korea
2011 BMW Young Asian Artists residency, Singapore Tyler Print Institute
2010 Artist in residence, Location One, Soho, New York City
Artist in residence, Point B Worklodge, Williamsburg, New York City
grant made possible by Asian Cultural Council
2008 Shortlisted for the exhibit Short Stories, Ateneo Art Awards
2006 Thirteen Artists Awardee, Cultural Center of the Philippines
2006 Philippine delegate, First Asia-Europe Comics Project, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore
2002 Artist- in-Residence, UNESCO-Ashberg Bursaries for Artists, Yogyakarta, Indonesia





Lyra Garcellano is a visual artist from Manila, Philippines. Her works have focused on identity, human rights, and concepts of paralysis and movement. For most of her art career she has done installations but beginning 2007 has recently incorporated painting. She has always been interested in the whole idea of diaspora and the reasons and struggles that come with it. For six months she is in New York for an artist-in-residency grant courtesy of the Asian Cultural Council.






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