Name

Janos Delacruz

About

JANOS DELACRUZ studied at the University of Santo Tomas, Where he majored in Advertising Arts. A consistent winner in national student art competitions and a recipient of the Benavides Award for Outstanding Achievement, in 2006. In college, he learned the basics of printmaking ie, etching and woodcut . After college, he made further experimentation in printmaking and painting. He held a solo exhibition of Intaglio Prints at the Crucible Gallery in 2006.

A prolific Painter and Printmaker, Delacruz’ art is a philosophical narrative that often delves into Social commentary and self-exploration. His subject matter is about the conflicted relationship between the Ethereal Beauty of the Divine and the Frail Reality of Man. As a visual artist, the Urban Landscape and its rich surreal imagery is his continuously evolving muse.

A winner of the AAP Annual Art Competition. His work “Hari ng Kamaynilaan” won first prize in the Print Category at the Art Association of the Philippines Annual in 2004 and a Finalist on the Painting Category in 2012, and this was followed by winning the first prize for the PAP Open Fine Prints Competition, “Bulong Sa Panaginip”. He won 2nd Place on the 38th Shell National Student Art Competition (Digital Category) “Tulog na Nene…”. Delacruz attended the Art Students League of New York, in 2012. A Philippine Delegate in the 27th Asian International Art Exhibition held in Bangkok, Thailand. He won the Juror’s Choice of Merit in the Philippine Art Awards and winner of the Metro Manila Art Award, in 2013. He has exhibited his works in New York, USA; Bangkok, Thailand; Penang and Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia; Singapore ; Abu Dhabi, UAE ; Taichung City, Taiwan. He has held (9) Nine Solo Art Exhibitions. A member of the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) and Art Association of the Philippines (AAP). He was a lecturer at the University of Santo Tomas, in 2014. He was a Philippine Delegate in the KKB Art Festival 2016 held in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia. His last solo art exhibition was entitled: “A Visual Journal…”, NCCA Gallery, Intramuros held on July 6, 2017.

In 2018, He is a recipient of the Thirteen Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Artist resides at Bahaysining, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • “A Visual Journal…”, NCCA Gallery, NCCA, Intramuros, Manila City
    2016
  • “KABANATA”, Galerie Anna, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    2014
  • “KALAMAY” CCP, Pasay City
  • “FOREIGN LETTERS”, Arthub, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    2013
  • “ARCADIA” (Oil Paintings and Fine Print)
    The Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    2012
  • “MAG-AMA”, Two Man Art Exhibition
    The Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
  • “Human / Nature”, Two Man Art Exhibition
    Philippine Center, New York City, USA
    2007
  • “Visual Journey : A road less traveled…”
    Artists’ Gallery, BF Homes, Paranaque City
  • “ryt;mo sa 2b;g”, Two Man Art Exhibition, Sining Makiling Gallery, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
    2006
  • Tales From The Big City (Intaglio Prints)
    The Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    2002
  • Olympus: House of God (Pen & Ink)
    Madrigal Art Center, Commerce Ave. Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • BY HAND: Rediscovering the Art of Printmaking
    School of Design and the Arts, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
  • Hag sa Busko, Museo di Don Bosco,
    2017
  • Iskwalado, Galerie Roberto, Muntinlupa City
  • Artchemy: Mixing Moderns with Contemporary, Art Anton, Pasay City
  • Art Dubai Art Fair, Arthub Booth, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Open Minded 3, Secret Fresh, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Makati City
  • A Gathering in November, AAP, GotHeart Gallery, Quezon City
  • NATURE/NURTURE, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Halaw, NCCA Gallery, Intramuros, Manila City
  • Unnatural 3, J Studio, Makati City
  • ARTABANG 2, AAP, Cebu City
  • “Fables”, Galerie Anna, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    2016
  • KKB International Art Festival, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia
  • “Quadro”, Galerie Roberto, Muntinlupa City
  • “Kanlungan”, The Attic Gallery, Edsa Shangri-la, Mandaluyong City
  • “Differences”, Deutsche Bank, BGC, Taguig City
  • FUSION 3, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • Bloodlines, Art Center, SM Megamall
    -“International Tsai – Mo Butterfly Fish Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • "Into Darkness, Peering", Altro Mondo, Greenbelt 5, Makati City
    2015
    -“International Tsai – Mo Butterfly Art Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Bloodlines, Art Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    2014
  • Acid Free, NOW Gallery, Ecoplaza Building, Makati City
    -“International Tsai – Mo Shoe Art Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
    2013
  • 27th Asian International Art Exhibition, Bangkok City, Thailand
  • AIAE Homecoming Exhibition, Ayala Museum, Makati City
  • Finalist, BSP Tanaw Art Competition and Exhibition,
    Metropolitan Museum, Manila City
    2012
    -“Art Takes Times Square”, New York City, USA
    -“International Tsai – Mo Mask Art Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
    2011
    -“International Tsai – Mo Art Festival”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Petit Format: PAP Fine Print Exhibition 2011, CCP
    2008
  • Monotype
    Artasia, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
    2007
  • KAIBA / KAISA, 32nd Annual Lakansining Art Exhibition, GSIS Museo ng Sinig
  • Pinoyprintmakers@thegermanclubmanila, The German Club, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
  • Philippine Print Exhibition, Momentous Art, Singapore
  • KUTKOT: A Cut Above the rest, The Yellow Door Gallery, Powerplant Mall, Makati City, Philippines
  • Hagonoy Art Group, Hag Art Exhibition Art Circle Gallery
    2006
  • Restrike 3 : Philippine Association of Printmakers
    The Art Center, SM Megamall
    2005
  • 38th Shell National Art Competition & Exhibition,
    SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
    2004
  • Annual Art Competition & Exhibition
    GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines
    2003
  • PAP Open Fine Prints Competition & Exhibition
    Art Walk, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
    1998
  • Letras Y’ Figuras Competition and Exhibition
    Philamlife Building, U.N. Avenue, Manila City,

Education

BFA Major in Advertising Arts

University of Santo Tomas, España, Metro Manila, Philippines

College of Fine Arts and Design

Art Students League, New York, NY

Awards

Thirteen Artist Award Cultural Center of the Philippines

Finalist Don Papa Art Competition

Artfair Philippines

Juror’s Choice of Merit Philippine Art Award

Juror’rs Choice Metro Manila Art Award

Jurors’ Choice Letras Y’ Figuras Painting Competition

First Place Philippine Association of Printmakers

Open Fine Prints Competition

Best Entry Art Association of the Philippines

Annual Art Competition (Printmaking Category)

Second Place 38th Shell National Student Art Competition

Digital Category

UST Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award University of Santo Tomas

Outstanding Thesis in Advertising Arts UST College of Fine Arts and Design

Book Illustration

Finalist Maningning Miclat Art Foundation

Art Competition

Honorable Mention Art Association of the Philippines

AAP Annual Art Competition (Painting Category)

Third Place Art Association of the Philippines

AAP Annual Art Competition (Sculpture Category)

Finalist Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

BSP Tanaw Art Competition