ABOUT THE ARTIST
Fil Delacruz studied at the University of Santo Tomas, where he majored in Advertising Arts. A consistent winner in national art competitions and a recipient of the Benavides Award for Outstanding Achievement, he held his first solo show of mezzotint prints at the Hiraya Gallery in 1982.
His art is rich in indigenous symbols and ethnic imagery. He has consistently won the AAP Annual Art Competition. His work “Thanatopsis” won first prize at the Art Association of the Philippines in 1981. His “Transmogrification” won the grand prize in 1982 and his “Goddess of the South” got the top prize in 1983.
He has attended art workshops in Paris, France and conducted printmaking workshops all over the Philippines.
He has exhibited his works in various cities including Guangzhou, China; Essen, Germany; Gerona, Spain; Hong Kong; Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France and New York, USA.
He has taught at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Banos, The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design.
He was the President of the Philippine Association of Printmakers , from 1990 to 2000. He was also the President of Lakansining ng Bulakan.
The artist has held over 20 solo shows in the last 24 years.