About the artist

Steph Alvarez (b. 1989, Philippines) is a self-taught artist based in Metro Manila. A licensed architect by profession, she left her day job to currently pursue a career in art.

Steph’s personal works are narratives exploring themes such as self-identity, time and spirituality, touching upon themes inspired by personal experiences, as well as her struggles with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). She incorporates elements of nature with the female form, inspired by her mother’s garden, miraculous rose petal motif of Marian apparitions, and her own illustration background of integrating female portraits with flora. At the moment, she focuses on watercolor and paper for her medium, but has worked with graphite, acrylic paint, gouache and pen. Her works have been exhibited in group shows in galleries around Metro Manila. She has recently held her first solo exhibition, “Return of Saturn”, at Galerie Stephanie last March 2021.

As an illustrator, she has worked with various brands through providing commercial illustration, and was featured in Avon Philippines’ women empowerment campaign by painting and exhibiting portraits of selected inspiring Filipino women. When she is not working on commissions and personal paintings, she conducts classes on watercolor painting. She has conducted workshops around Metro Manila and in Cebu City, to date. Currently, she is working on new pieces for her 3rd solo show on March next year.


2012 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Santo Tomas, Manila Philippines


2021 “Spring Cleaning”, White Walls Gallery, Makati PH
2021 “Return of Saturn”, Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong PH

2018 “Avon: Step Into Your Comfort Zone”, mini solo show in collaboration with Avon Philippines, Manila House Private Club, Taguig PH


2022 “Visage”, Art Anton Gallery, Pasay PH
2021 “Isang Daan Araw, Isang Taon”, Artinformal Gallery, Greenhills, Mandaluyong PH
2021 “Bewildered”, Makati Contemporary Art Gallery, Makati PH
2020 “MMXX”, Art for Space Gallery, Muntinlupa PH
2020 “Walking Chemical Reaction”, 3-man show, White Walls Gallery, Makati PH
2020 “Position Paper 3”, Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong PH
2020 Group exhibition (online), Artists’ Pool PH, April – June 2020
2020 “Necessary Misstakes”, Terminal 240 Art Space, Paranaque PH
2020 “Natural Progression”, Galerie Stephanie, Mandaluyong PH
2020 “The Pursued, The Pursuing, The Busy and The Tired”, Art Anton Gallery, Pasay PH
2020 “Love Not Love”, KONDWI, Makati PH
2019 “An Artinformal Christmas Group Show”, Aphro, The Alley at Karrivin, Makati PH
2019 “Bugkos”, Art for Space & Urban Chic Galleries, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa PH
2019 “Bigkis”, Terminal 240 Art Space, Paranaque PH
2019 “Position Paper 2”, Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong PH
2019 “Narrative of Color 2”, an International Watercolor Society-Philippines exhibit, GSIS Museo ng Sining, Pasay PH
2018 “Position Paper”, Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong PH
2018 “The Art of GUESS”, in collaboration with Guess Philippines, Whitespace Manila, Makati PH
2018 South Arts Festival, Filinvest Alabang, Muntinlupa PH
2017 Art in the South, Muntinlupa PH
2017 Group show at The Corridor at Green Sun Hotel, Makati PH
2016 “Skate Art Movement: Benefit Art Exhibit”, Commercenter Alabang PH
2015 “Paper Girlz”, Galeria de las Islas, Manila PH


2022 Xavier Art Fest (under Art for Space Gallery)
2021 Art in the Park 2021 (Online) under Art for Space Gallery | Galerie Stephanie | White Walls Gallery
2020 Art in the Park 2020 (Online) under Art for Space Gallery | Art Verite Gallery
2018 Market Day at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati PH
2018 Just Add Water 3, SM Aura, BGC Taguig PH
2017 Art Weekend, Commercenter Alabang, Muntinlupa PH
2017 iArtFest Manila, WTC Manila, PH (watercolor class/demo)
2017 BGC Arts Center Festival, Taguig PH
2016 Tara, Art! fair at UP Town Center, QC PH
2016 Art Weekend, Commercenter Alabang, Muntinlupa PH
2015 Saturday x Future Market at Escolta, Manila PH
2015 Southside Collective, Commercenter Alabang, Muntinlupa PH
2014 BGC Art Mart, Taguig PH
2014 Arts Night Out, The Collective, Makati PH


2019 Talk & Workshop, Paraluman: Makabagong Pagsilakbo ng Sining, De La Salle University Senior High School, Manila PH
2018 Artist Talk, College of St. Benilde, School of Design and Arts, Manila PH
2018 Pilot Croquis Sketch Demo, SM Art Fest at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong PH
2018 Live Portrait Painting at “Come Away With CHI” Event, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Manila
2017  Artist Talk, SFAD Week, Philippine Women’s University, Manila PH
2016 Artist Talk, School of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Fine Arts & Interior Design, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila PH
2016 Artist Talk, UP Arts Studies Society, UP Diliman PH


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines. Avon Philippines. Commercenter Alabang. Edsa Shangri-La Manila. Cemex Philippines. Guess Philippines. Benefit Cosmetics PH. Regatta Philippines. Pilot Philippines. Art Nebula PH. Viviamo! Inc.. SM Aura Premier. SM Stationery (SM Art Fest). The Crafters Marketplace.


How Steph Alvarez Approaches Devotion – Cartellino Digest
BLNC Magazine: Interview. (100-113)
Avon Philippines: Step Into Your Comfort Zone
Art Magazine Philippines
My Modern Met
The Art Elephant Online Magazine and Blog
Spot.ph: 10 New Filipino Artists to Watch
8List.PH: Meet Your Next Favorite Illustrators & Artists
The Philippine Star: “Position Paper” at Galerie Stephanie
Trip Magazine – October-November 2017 Issue