Assistant Professor in New Media, Art, and Communication Design
I am an artist and a member of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, at the University of the Philippines Open University, a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in London, Member of the Art Association of the Philippines, and a Steward of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism in New York. I lead the Associate of Arts in Digital Design and Art as its Program Chair. My work examines how to further support craftspeople and entrepreneurs through communication and Artificial Intelligence technology. Through my academic and professional work – I would like to share a myriad of options for designing communication tools that are inclusive and promotes regenerative growth in the cultural and creative industries.
In the art world, I have participated in varied art exhibitions globally. To name a few, I participated at the Florence Biennale (Italy), Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and Saatchi Art (United States), Nothing but the Stars (Germany), Museum Barli (Indonesia), and several local exhibitions hosted by galleries like the Altromondo Gallery and Manifestations series, sponsored by Citibank. My artwork “Manifestation No. 19” was auctioned at Salcedo Auctions in 2020. Most of my artworks have found new homes in various residences of CEOs, expatriates, and diplomatic communities globally.
Aside from my artistic, entrepreneurial, and research works – being a seasoned executive from a top retail giant in the Philippines and hailed from two of the world’s Fortune 100 companies, I am the Chair and CEO of my own ecommerce and holdings company – I maintain an active profile as a mentor at the Asian Institute of Management (Manila) in the fields of business and innovation.