Avellana - Cosio, Ivi



Biography


Born: in Manila Philippines
Art Studies:
University of Sto. Tomas, Fine Arts (undergraduate)
Philippine Women’s University College of Music and Fine Arts
Special painting lessons
Contemporary Graphic Arts Workshop
Printmaking.
Has exhibited professionally since 1967 to the present (paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, installations) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Museum of Philippine Art, Philippine International Convention Center, Metropolitan Museum, Alliance Francaise de Manille, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and private galleries.
Has won awards for painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
Aside from solo, joint and group shows, has shown exhibitions of Philippine art in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, U. S. A., Germany, Chile, Canada, Australia, and Greece (on the occasion of Philippine Independence Day 1995). Has had 2-person exhibits in Italy (1997) and Laos (on the occasion of the Centennial of Philippine Independence (1998).
Painting chosen for inclusion in Philippine participation at the 7th International Biennial of Art in Valparaiso, Chile, 1985.
Works included in numerous institutional collections, among them: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Museum of Philippine Art, Philippine International Convention Center, San Miguel Corporation, Shell House, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Bank of Nova Scotia, Phinma Group of Companies, First Philippine Holdings Corporation., Trans-Asia Oil and Mineral Development Corporation, United Pulp and Paper Company, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Far East Bank and Trust Co.
Works included in collections of Philippine House, Saudi Arabia; Maksoud Plaza Hotel, Saó Paolo, Brazil; private collections in Hong Kong, USA, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Laos, the Netherlands and Spain.

Included in several art books, among them:
● The Printmakers, Leonidas Benesa - 1975
● Philippine Art Scene, Manuel Duldulao - 1977
● Filipino Nude, Alfredo Roces - 1977
● Visions and Voices, Rodolfo Paras-Perez - 1980
● The Artist's Book, Cultural Center of the Philippines Museum - 1980-1984
● VII Internacional Bienal de Arte, (Chile), 1985
● Best of the Philippines, Horacio Ocampo - 1992
● Art Philippines, Juan T. Gatbonton - 1992
● Encyclopedia of the Seven Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1992.
● Tuklas Sining, Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1992
● Pananaw, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1997


Listed in the International Who's Who of Women (Cambridge, England).
Founding member and past president, Philippine Association of Printmakers.
Member, Saturday Group (of Artists).
Has acted since childhood on radio, TV and stage; has appeared with the Barangay Theatre Guild, Repertory Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Playhouse, Family Theater. Has also done production work, stage management, costume design. Member, Barangay Theatre Guild.
Has had short stories, columns and articles published in local periodicals.
Has exhibited photographs at the Main and Small Galleries, Cultural Center of the Philippines and Finale Art File, Makati.

Award and Grants:
1962 Awarded scholarship by Ateneo de Manila University Graduate
School for one semester seminar on Creative Writing conducted in Manila by Prof.
Leonard Casper of the University of Boston.
1967 2nd Prize, Graphic Arts Division. 1st Annual Philippine Airlines Art Contest.
1968 1st Honorable Mention, Mixed Media Division, 1st Annual
Philippine Association of Printmakers Competition.
1971 Grand Prize, 4th Annual Philippine Association of Printmakers Competition.
1975 2nd Prize, Sculpture Division, 28th Annual Art Association of the Philippines Competition.
1991 Project Grant awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines for a large-scale
Installation at the Little Theater Lobby, CCP (1992-93)
1994 Juror's Choice, 1994 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards.
1995 Juror’s Choice, 1995 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards.
1996 Honorable Mention,1996 Philip Morris Art Awards
1997 Juror’s Choice (Top Five),1997 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards Finalist, 1997 Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards
Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award for Painting given by the City of Manila

Solo Shows:
1987 “Recent Paintings”, Lopez Museum
1988 “Tropical Flora”, Finale Art File, Makati City
1989 “Thirteen Nudes”, Finale Art File, Makati City
“Papel Hibla Atbp.” Ayala Museum, Makati City
1990 “Tropical Flora II”, West Gallery, Quezon City
1992 “Lumang Abakada”, (Project Grant awarded by CCP) Pasilyo Carlos V. F Francisco, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
1994 “Lumang Abakada/Intwilas”, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
1995 “Lumang Abakada/Intwilas”, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
1996 “Alibata”, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
1998 Residence of Israeli Ambassador Ilan Baruch, Makati City
1999 “Natura”, Maryknoll/Miriam College, Quezon City
“Alibata Atbp.”, Arts and Associates Gallery, Pasay City
2000 “Sulat Alibata”, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
2003 “Floriade”, Le Souffle Bistro, Wynsum Corporate Plaza, Ruby Road Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Selected Group Shows:
2000 “Flowers of May” Silahis Arts & Artifacts, Glorietta 4, Makati City
1999 “The Art of 30”, Hotel Intercontinental, Manila
1994 Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati (Philip Morris Phil. Art Competition)
1993 Art Center, SM Megamall (Saturday Group)
1992 Galeria de las Islas
Museo Iloilo
Galleria Negrense, Bacolod
1984 Ayala Museum, Gallery III
Still Life, Finale Art File
1981 Saturday Group Show, Sining Kamalig, Regent of Manila
Art Fiesta, Sining Kamalig
6th CCP Annual, CCP Main Gallery
1980 5th CCP Annual, CCP Main Gallery
Alegria Gallery
Five Directions MOPA
AAP Opening Exhibit, Philippine International Convention Center
Edades Retrospective Show with Museum Artists, MOPA
1979 MOPA Group Show at Philippine Trade Exhibits
Figura, Midweek Group Show, Sining Kamalig, Legaspi Towers
The Gallery, Hyatt Regency
Silay, Negros Occidental
Art Fiesta, Sining Kamalig
1968 1st Annual Philippine Association of Printmakers Competition
and Exhibition (Award won)
1967 1st Inter-Asian Graphic Arts Exhibition, Manila
1st Philippine Air Lines Art Contest (Award Won)
20th Annual AAP Competition

International Group Shows:
1992 Toronto, Canada
1985 VII International Biennial of Art, Valparaiso, Chile
BMW Gallery, Munich, Germany
1981 Floating Exhibition - Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore
Fukuoka, Japan
1979 The Farm, San Francisco, California

Joint Shows with Husband Allan:
1992 Paintings, Galeria Negrense, Bacolod
1980 Recent Paintings, Galeria Bleue
1977 Nudes, Sining Kamalig
1976 Paintings, Reliefs and Sculptures, Sining Kamalig
1975 Paintings, Sining Kamalig
1987 Works on Paper and Photographs, Finale Art File
(Joint show with Renee Croghan)

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