Arnica ACANTILADO( b.1984, Philippines )

Arnica Arcantilado was born and raised in the Philippines and attended The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa in Manila. Although she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Arcantilado always painted as a hobby ever since she was young. With the encouragement of friends and family, she worked hard to improve her painting skills and started entering art competitions, spurred on by the will to achieve and contribute to the art scene in the Philippines. Arcantilado began to receive awards and recognition for her work, whereupon she realised that she could paint professionally for a living. A significant award for her was in 2006 when Arcantilado was the Finalist for the Shell 39th National Student Art Competition and was awarded for being Outstanding student in the field of Visual Arts.
In 2007 she won 2nd place for the Eyebank Foundation Painting Competition and in 2008 she was the Grand Prize winner for the PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover, 22nd Visual Art National Competition. More recently Arcantilado received 2nd Honourable Mention in the annual art competition held by The Art Association of The Philippines (AAP) and was a Finalist for the Painting Category of the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE). Since 2008 Arcantilado continues to regularly exhibit her work in various group shows in both the Philippines and Singapore, including the Affordable Art Fair 2013 with Jada Art Gallery.

< Go Back to Artists Page

•  KA-MUKHA: Cevio Art Haus, 60 San Isidro St., Pasig City
•  KA-MUKHA: A Fundraising Art Exhibition" Arts in the City, FVR Park, 26th corner,7th avenue, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
•  For the Love Of..., Jada Art Gallery, Singapore, ION ART, ION Orchard, Singapore
•  Affordable Art Fair, Singapore 2014, Jada Art Gallery, Singapore

•  Imagine: Phillipine Art Trek VI Vue Privee, 63 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088651
•  ARTBLAST Group show, Art Center SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

•  STATUS QUO Artfolio Gallery, Raffles Hotel Arcade Singapore
•  SA NGALAN Sigwada art gallery, Oroquieta, Sta. Cruz, Manila

•  KISAPMATA Sigwada art gallery, Oroquieta, Sta. Cruz, Manila
•  PREMONITION 2-Man Show,Nineveh Artspace, Sta Cruz Laguna
•  BLESSING’S IN DISGUISE Artes Orientes, 2nd Level, The Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
•  TUTOK-Sino BAYANi? Group show, Cultural Center of the Philippines, (CCP)
•  DAYO Tam-awan Gallery, Baguio City
•  UNRAVEL Inauguration Event, (AGM) Art Gallery Manila, La Fuerza 2 Pasong Tamo
•  Manila Art Fair 2010 SMX, Convention Center, Pasay City
•  FORTUNA Artes Corpus Gallery, Mandaluyong City

•  TUTOK Manila Contemporary, Pasong Tamo, Makati
•  CROSSROAD (Art sa Balutan) Renaissance Gallery, 4th flr. SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
•  Art Angel Show NINEVEH ARTSPACE, Sta. Cruz Laguna
•  YSTILO Dos Pueblos Artes, Ground Level Robinsons Place-Midtown
•  MANILA ART 09, Asia's Latest Contemporary Art Fair NBC Tent , Bonifacio, Global City Taguig, Metro Manila, PH.
•  POSITIBO Lunduyan Gallery, Kamuning Road, Q
•  Pagalingang Pinay Exhibition LRI Art Pavillion, Makati City

•  Blessing of Gallery Genesis Gallery Genesis, Phil. Stock Exchange Centre, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
•  The Best 100 entries of the Shell National Students Art Competition Ayala Museum

< Go Back to Artists Page

•  FINALIST Metrobank Art and Design Excellence MADE, Painting Category"

•  2ND HONORABLE MENTION" Art Association of The Philippines AAP, Annual Art Competition
•  FINALISTMetrobank Art and Design Excellence MADE, Painting Category"

•  FINALIST ECCA Abstract Painting Competition"

•  GRAND PRIZE WINNER PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover 22nd Visual Art National Competition"
•  2ND PLACE Shell 41st National Student Art Competition"
•  FINALIST GSIS Painting Competition"

•  2ND PLACE Eyebank Foundation Painting Competition"
•  FINALISTPLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover 21st Visual Art National Competition

•  FINALIST Shell 39th National Student Art Competition"
•  AWARDED FOR BEING OUTSTANDING STUDENTin the field of Visual Art, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

•  3RD PLACE Gawad ka Amado, Visual Art Competition"

•  GRAND WINNER KATAGA Month On the spot poster painting competition"

< Go Back to Artists Page