Pacita Abad (1946-2004) was born in Basco, Batanes, Philippines. Her more-than-thirty-year painting career began when she journeyed to the United States to undertake graduate studies. She studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and The Art Students League in New York City, and then started to “paint the globe” living on 5 different continents and working in more than 80 countries. Pacita’s extensive travels to exotic destinations like Guatemala, Mexico, India, Afghanistan, Yemen, Sudan, Mali, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Indonesia had a major impact on her life and art, and were the inspiration for many ideas, techniques and materials in her paintings.Read More
Her residency with STPI in 2003 has produced a body of work that reflects her passion for life, lively mindscapes, and her great faith in humanity. Abad created over 50 exhilarating works which utilised the techniques of lithography, intaglio, relief printing, silkscreen and hand-coloured paper pulp; with selected works exhibited in Pacita Abad: Circles in my Mind, STPI Gallery, Singapore
Text courtesy STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery.
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