Talk | Emily Carr University – Patrick Cruz (Demo)


TALK | ECU Twilight Hour | Patrick Cruz | NOV 17
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 5:30pm
Room 410B | South Building

Patrick Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist born in Manila, Philippines.
Cruz is currently living and working in Guelph, Ontario where he is
pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. He studied
Painting at the University of the Philippines and received his Bachelor of
Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2010. Cruz’s work
adopts aesthetic strategies from folk sensibilities such as ornamentation,
decoration and patterning as a means of decolonizing the destabilizing
force of modernity and its effects on marginalized cultures.

Solo exhibitions include Goose Egg Sanctuary (2015), Pablo, Taguig,
Philippines Electronic Birthstone (2014), Dynamo Arts Association,
Vancouver, Canada; Fresh off the boat (2014), Mulitplex, Portland, USA;
West coast Maximalist (2013), Sunset Terrace, Vancouver, Canada; Yin Yang
Temple (2011), Unit/Pitt, Vancouver, Canada; group exhibitions include Auto
Feeling (2015), Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, Canada; Dark Side of the Sun
(2013), Art Informal, Mandaluyong, Philippines; Radiation (2014), The Art
Center of Chulangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Welcome to Sax Island
(2012), Or Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

This event is part of the Twilight Talks, presented by the Faculty of
Visual Art + Material Practice.

This is a free event, everyone welcome!