A muti-awarded Filipina artist living and working in Dubai returns to her artistic roots. She returns to her true calling and passion by unveiling her first solo exhibit here, in her native country. Entitled “her”, it opened on November 17 and runs to November 30, 2023, in the Artienda Gallery, located in Quezon City, Manila.
A feminist at heart, the exhibit showcases ten beautifully crafted works of art that express the feminine essence dwelling within women, each one a visual narrative bringing to life the intrinsic qualities of women–stories of grace and resilience, of creative power and strength, of care and compassion, of kindness and love.
As the curators of the Artienda Gallery say: “The Divine Feminine, a resplendent force echoing through time, embodies the quintessence of strength, grace, and transformative power. It is the timeless energy that nurtures creation, the silent yet resonant heartbeat underscoring the profound influence of women as architects of societal metamorphosis.
The exhibit features the works of Clio/New York Festivals/LIA Awardee, Dawn Almario. Offering an exquisite exploration through the sophisticated lenses of empowerment, intersectionality, and resilience, Dawn’s sweeping brushstrokes to intricately nuanced details compose a visual symphony, narrating compelling stories of strength, transformation, and the indelible impact of women in shaping the cultural ethos.”
Here are the different faces of the divine feminine. Experience a visual journey into what it is to be a woman in brushstrokes and delicately nuanced detail, that bring to life the artists’ thoughts, feelings, and sentiments of what it is to be a woman of today.
Meet the Artist, Dawn Almario
In the perpetual journey of self-discovery, Dawn eloquently shares, ‘We all are a work in progress. I believe one is never done in their life work; we are continuously contributing, continuously creating, and continuously changing.’
Adorned with accolades from internationally acclaimed advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson (Manila), Impact BBDO (Dubai), Grey Global Group (Dubai), and FCB (Dubai), Creative Director Dawn Almario has been a tireless force in pushing creative boundaries within the realm of advertising. Her campaigns for beloved brands have garnered recognition from prestigious platforms including the New York Ad Festival, London International Awards (LIA), and Clio.
As a multi-awarded artist, Dawn’s journey has been punctuated by recognition as one of the Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf, highlighting her impact in both the advertising and artistic spheres. Her unwavering pursuit of excellence, evident in her distinguished advertising career, seamlessly converges with her artistic pursuits. Dawn envisions a pivot from advertising to reinvent herself in the world of fine arts, driven by an insatiable appetite for continued growth.
Her ambitions extend beyond personal success, transcending into a fervent advocacy for increased representation of Filipino talents in creative industries globally. Dawn Almario continues to shape the narrative of Filipino creativity on the global stage, leaving an indelible mark in both realms. Her journey, marked by excellence and an unyielding passion for innovation, stands as an inspiring testament to the limitless possibilities that unfold when one embraces change and the richness of the world.
“Her”, Almario’s inaugural solo art exhibit in Asia and in the Philippines, serves as a crystalline expression of her artistic evolution and commitment to leaving a lasting impact on the world of fine arts.
https://www.facebook.com/artienda.ph.gallery/ ‘HER’ runs from November 17 to 30, 2023 at the Artienda Art Gallery located at 100 A De Legaspi Street, Project 4, Quezon City.
Photo credits: Artienda Gallery