VISUAL ARTIST \ ILLUSTRATOR \ ART INSTRUCTOR

Stephanie Alvarez was born in 1989 in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Architecture. Although she never took any formal art lessons, she dedicated her free time to self-study since she was five, inspired by the Japanese cartoons she grew up watching. At present a licensed architect, she left her day job to currently pursue a career in art.

Steph’s works evoke surreal, ethereal impressions that capture the personality and emotions of her subjects, carrying subdued overtones told by a colorful palette. Her works are narratives with themes that stem from daily anxieties and experiences, struggles with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), human nature, redemption and faith, with the subjects often portraying these emotions through a lively and vivid representation of the eyes. She incorporates elements of nature with the female form, serving as metaphors and a reminder of connection and parallels between humanity and nature that we tend to overlook and forget.  Usual tools of trade are watercolor, ink, graphite and gold acrylic paint, with watercolor being her main medium. She has also worked with various brands through providing commercial illustration, and was featured in Avon Philippines’ women empowerment campaign by painting and exhibiting portraits of their selected inspirational Filipino women. Steph has also participated in various group exhibits in the metro, and one mini solo show during Avon’s “Step Into Your Comfort Zone” campaign.

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.


SOLO EXHIBITION

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

ART FAIRS

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

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/DEMOS

2018 Artist Talk, College of St. Benilde, School of Design and Arts, Manila PH 2016 Artist Talk, UP Arts Studies Society, UP Diliman 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

NOTABLE CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS

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.

PRESS/FEATURES

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


FEATURED IN AVON PHILIPPINES’ CAMPAIGN VIDEO:



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