COMMERCIAL. CLASSROOM. COMMUNITY.
These are the three values that define my artistry.
I’m a commercial illustrator, teaching artist, and reluctant cat lover. I was born and raised in the beautiful islands of the Philippines and now call the lovely city of Indianapolis, IN my home. Like many of my peers, I’ve been drawing since I was knee-high and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been illustrating professionally since 2011, having been an in-house artist for a major publishing company for over 2 years. In 2013, I decided to broaden my horizons and go the freelance route! I also host DRAWN, a bimonthly sketch night & live performance event on the near east side of Indianapolis.
When I’m not creating art, you’ll normally find me running along Indy’s Cultural Trail, enjoying a book and beverage at Calvin Fletcher’s or Rabble Coffee, or cheering on my beloved Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse!
JUST SOME OF THE FOLKS I’VE WORKED WITH:
Post-it Show (group) / Tube Factory Artspace, 2018
Winter Landscapes (group) / The Harrison Center, 2018
Cultural Connections (group) / Indianapolis Cultural Trail, 2017
Children’s Illustration Exhibition: Hoosier Artists (group) / SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 2017
Bigger Picture Show (group) / 1899 at Central State Village, 2017; Indianapolis Opera, 2016
Stranger Things (group) / Acceleration Gallery, 2016
Stay (studio opening) / Circle City Industrial Complex, 2016
PANELS / JURY:
Juror / Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; 2018, 2017
Juror / Ivy Tech Community College Student Show, 2018
Selection Committee Member / ActSix, 2017
Panelist / Meet the Patrons, 2017
Panelist / Let’s Talk About Racism, 2017
Panelist / Leadership Indianapolis, 2017
Juror / Masterpiece in a Day; 2017, 2016
PRESS / INTERVIEWS:
Q + A with illustrator Jingo M. de la Rosa / PATTERN, 2017
Inside Indy: Event Horizon / Indy Monthly – The Ticket, 2017
Embracing Challenges / Inside the Teaching Artist Studio, 2017
Sunday Spotlight / Urban Sketchers Chicago, 2016
To find out more about me and what it’s like to be a working artist in Indianapolis, please take the time to watch the short film below. It’s the first of a series of films called, “Indy Creatives,” created by Kurtis Bowersock.
Want to work with me or just say hello? Visit my Contact page.