The coming 18th solo exhibit of mixed media by Filipino artist and writer Maria Victoria Rufino is creating a ripple of excitement among art and literary circles and a growing audience of Filipinos and expats who crave creative nourishment.
Entitled “Luminiscence – Dreamscapes 2016,” the exhibition will be presented by the Peninsula Manila starting with opening cocktails at The Gallery on Feb. 2 and will run from Feb 3 to 7,2016. Proceeds will benefit the Child Protection Network Foundation.
Mav Rufino is a multifaceted artist who has mounted successful exhibitions of her paintings and mixed media work in the Philippines and abroad, and authored several books as well as produced dinner theater, plays and musical concerts in Manila, and various cities in the United States, Italy and Hongkong.
Of the coming exhibit, she says, “My dreamscapes reflect a fascination with the nuances of light – radiant and luminous – in nature. Impressions of timeless vistas blend with memories of the future and déjà vu images of the past.”
Prof. Ruben D.F. Defeo of the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, who was curator in a previous exhibition of Mav Rufino, says she “startles us with her dreamscape paintings… and shows the interconnectivity of memories with ideas, how one particular dream can lead to another no matter how fragmented or disparate they are in terms of time and space, origin and place.”
Rufino is a Director of Alliance Francaise de Manille and executive producer of Maverick Productions. She is a regular columnist of BusinessWorld whose essays, articles and profiles in several books had won awards from the Manila Critics Circle and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and a Gawad CCP for best television special from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
She graduated with honors from Marymount Manhattan College, New York with a degree in Theater Arts and English Literature. She took up art and photography in Europe and New York.