Fidel Sarmiento Profile

FIDEL SARMIENTO

Fidel Sarmiento

Fidel Sarmiento’s interest in colonial houses stemmed from his initial college work while taking up an architectural degree course at MAPUA Institute of Technology. After one year, he found out that architecture was too linear and too technical in its approach to drawing. He realized that he was fascinated with the vintage appeal of period houses, more than the logic of the structure. He readily shifted to a fine arts course in painting at the Feati University. Enjoying a university scholarship, he was armed with pure essence in what was to become his art.

His fascination has brought him to various places where large settlements of old houses abound. Their collective charms allure him. These places are living dioramas where the rich colonial past dialogues robustly with the forward-moving present.

-exerpts from www.artconsultancygroup.com

Organizations/Affiliations

  • President – Art Associaton of the Philippines – 2012-2016
  • Member of the Board of Trustees – National Museum – 2010-2011
  • Founder – I.S.M.- Isang Samahang Makasining
  • President – Sampaloc Art Group 1982
  • President – CMLI Art Group – 1976-77
  • Vice President – FILVAG- Filipino Visual Artists Guild 1998- 2001
  • Founding Member – PINTANAW Art Group – 1986
  • Residence Artist – Gallery Genesis – 1986 – 1998
  • Instructor : Fine Arts , Philippine Womens University – 2006

Awards

  • MAGITING na MANGGAGAWA 2007 Award – Magiting na Manggagawa Foundation Inc
  • Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1999
  • Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1997
  • Juror’s Choice, AAP Annual Art Competition 1992
  • Juror’s Choice, (1 of the 50 Finalists) Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards 1998
  • Juror’s Choice, (1 of the 50 Finalists) Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards 1997
  • Finalist, Diwa ng Sining / NCAA Rotary 1994
  • Finalist, UST On the Spot Painting Contest 1982
  • Finalist, ASEAN Art Competition 1982
  • Finalist, Manila Zoo On the Spot Painting Contest 1979
  • Hi-‘Yer, Abada Chapter YMCA 1976 – 1977

Solo Shows

  • 9th SOLO SHOW – MARIELLE’s – SEATTLE, USA
  • 8th SOLO SHOW – PHILIPPINE CENTER – NEW YORK, USA
  • 7th One Man Show – ART CENTER , SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • 6th One Man Show Kanlungan ng Sining – 2nd Alay Kulay Para sa Alma Mater 2006
  • 5th One Man Show Esteban Abada High School – Alay Kulay sa Alma Mater 2005
  • 4th One-Man Show (Old Houses of Pampanga) Assumption University Museum, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines 2001
  • 3rd One-Man Show Gallery Genesis 1995 (Oil – Old houses and Still life)
  • 2nd One-Man Show Print Collections Gallery 1984 (Oil)
  • 1st One-Man Show Print Collections Gallery 1982 (Watercolor)
  • SAIL PAINTING Exhibit- Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA United Nation World Summit 2002

Two Man Shows

  • Sarmiento – Kim Eun-ok Gallery Genesis 2005
  • Kim Eun-ok – Sarmiento Soo Yong Hwa Gallery – INSADONG South Korea 2006
  • Kwong – Sarmiento Gallery One, Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines 1982
  • Sarmiento – Kwong Print Collections Gallery, Manila, Philippines 1983

Art Exhibitions Organized / Participated In

  • 2011 Hanbando Art Festival – Wonju City
  • 2010 HANBANDO Art Festival = Wonju City South Korea
  • 2009 – Seoul INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL -Kramer Gallery – Exhibition Coordinator
  • 2008 ISM – Korea Peninsula Culture and Art Association Art Exhibition – Exhibition for Center for Contemporary Art – Organizer
  • 2008 Korea- Philippines Art Festival – GSIS Museum – Organizer
  • 2007 A DRIFT TO THE WORLD OF MASTERS
    – Brussels Belgium, Le Meridian Hotel
    – Museum Van der Togt – Amstelveen HOLAND
    – Earnst and Young Gallery – LUXEMBOURG
    – Yeosu International Art Festival -Yeosu City Art Center, SOUTH KOREA
  • 2005 – -50th Year of Philippines -Germany Friendship
    – Hotel Intercontinental, BERLIN
    – Philippine Center, Brugge, BELGIUM
    – Philippine Embassy, Brussels, BELGIUM
    – Asia Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
  • 2004 – 22nd Korea New Art Festival, Seoul, Korea – Organizer
  • 2004 – Korean International Art Festival, Seoul, Korea – Organizer
  • 2004 – Asian Art Festival, GSIS Museum, Philippines – Organizer
  • 2004 – Asian Art Festival, Insa-dong Seoul, Korea – Organizer
  • 2004 – Manila Fine Art Biennale, Manila, Philippines – Organizer
  • 2004 – Korea Fine Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea – Organizer
  • 2003 – Korea-Philippine Art Salon, Seoul, Korea – Coordinator
  • 2003 – Korea-Philippine Art Brain, Kanlungan ng Sining, Philippines – Organizer
  • 2003 – Korea-Philippine International Exhibition, GSIS Museum, Philippines- Organizer
  • 2000 – Fil-Am Expo 2000, San Francisco, USA
  • 2000 – Pinoy Expressions 2000, New York, New York USA
  • 1976 – 2008 – plus hundreds of Group Exhibitions here and abroad

Competitions Judged

  • 150 / RIZAL – Seal Design Contest – NHI – 2011
  • ARTURA09 – Pintados – UST
  • FABER CASTELL Sining Award 2008
  • Art PETRON Painting Competition – 2008
  • Phil National Red Cross Poster Making Contest 2008
  • NCCA Ninoy Aquino On D Spot Painting Contest 2008
  • FIAT Inc.On d Spot Painting Contest – Ayala Alabang – 2008
  • Ayala Alabang Camera Club Photo Contest – 2008
  • Manila 2007 On d Spot Painting Competition
  • FEATI – PLDT painting Competition – 2006
  • PLDT Inter-School Competition 2003
  • FEU Foundation Day Inter-School Painting Competition 2003
  • AAP-BAyantel Sining Para sa Kabataan 2003 – 2004
  • Faber Castell Art Contest 2003
  • UST Chalk Festival 2003
  • First Bulacan Art Festival 2003 – Pulilan Bulacan
  • 3M Post-It Design Competition 2002
  • PAL Painting Contest 1986
  • UST – PLDT Cover Design Contest – 2005
  • PWU – PLDT Cover Design Contest- 2005
  • UE- PLDT Cover Design Contest – 2004

Books

  • Flora and Fauna in Philippine Art – 2008
  • Mother and Child Book
  • Philippine Art Now
  • Philippine Nudes 2005
  • Collectors Guide Book – Cover – 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Philippine Art 2004 (back cover)
  • Art Across the Philippines 2003
  • Saturday Group Book 2003
  • Manila Year Planner 2000 – Department of Tourism (front cover)
  • Philippine Art Now Book
  • San Miguel Corporation: A History in Brewing 1998
  • 100 Years 100 Artists of the CCP
  • A Century of Realism in Philippine Art 1988

Websites

  • aapwebsite : www.universal-group.net/aap
  • fidel’swebsite : www.fidelsarmiento.ht.cx
  • http://www.artconsultancygroup.com/

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