Bembol Dela Cruz

Bembol Dela Cruz (b. 1976) has been publicly exhibiting his photorealistic paintings since 2000, increasingly engaging the concept of tattoos and other objects as surface, skin and sign.

His first solo exhibition, The History of Things, was shown in 2006 and has been followed by successive one-man shows ever since. In 2011, Dela Cruz bagged one of the top three slots at the 8th Ateneo Art Awards and received an artist residency and exhibition grant at the Liverpool Hope University and the Cornerstone Gallery in the United Kingdom. The following year, he received two other residency grants from the Berkshire Residency Exchange in West Massachusetts and the Art OMI International Artists Residency in Ghent, New York. Dela Cruz holds a degree in Fine Arts (major in Painting) from the University of the Philippines.

Recent Shows

Selected Works