Designer Spotlight: Celina Paredes

Over the next few months I’ll be working with fellow artists and friends in coming up with postcard designs for the book ‘Postcards from Elsewhere’.

I’m excited to introduce to you the artists I’ll be collaborating with, and one of them is someone I’ve seen grow throughout the years. She is a former student, daughter of my mentors–her dad taught me art and writing, her mom taught me yoga, and my future dance buddy as well!

Celina Paredes is multi-talented–she sings, she dances, plays multiple instruments and makes beautiful art.

Celina Paredes is a a graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts painting major at the University of San Carlos. She has done commissioned projects for various corporate and private clients. She has exhibited a show with her father Radel Paredes in 2011, entitled “Ode to Joy” at Kukuk’s nest, Talamban, Cebu City.

She participated in different workshops and group shows such as Aloguinsan printmaking and glass painting art exhibit in 2010, Surigao del Norte anniversary foundation exhibit entitled “Adlaw nan Surigao” in 2014, and “Patik Tres” printmaking exhibit at Palm Grass Hotel in 2016.

Her most recent show “IN SE” was her first solo exhibit on April 17, 2018 at the Church of St. Arnold and St. Joseph Frienademetz USC Talamban Campus. It was about her reflection on the nature of painting interpreter through still life objects. Inclined to painting, her works are rendered in acrylics with clear brushwork, depicting mostly daily scenes of contemporary life.

Here are some snapshots of her artworks. I can’t wait to see her creative interpretations for the book’s postcards.


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