• Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Clean
Education

2005

University at Buffalo: Master in Fine Arts, Buffalo NY

 

 

2003

University of Hawaii at Hilo: Bachelor of Arts, Hilo HI 

Curatorial Work

 

2018

Blind Love, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco CA

2017

Burnt Rice, Wailoa Art Center, Hilo HI 

2016

Resistance, Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center at SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco CA  

 

 

2014

underDOG: Work by Mel Vera Cruz, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA

 

APAture Visual Arts Showcase 2014, Curatorial Committee, San Francisco CA

 

 

2013

Shifting the Body, Asian American Women Artist’s Assoc. at Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

 

In Transit, I-Hotel Manilatown Heritage Center, San Francisco CA

 

 

2012

Crossing Borders, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA 

 

 

2011

All of the Above, The Hologram (pop up gallery), Oakland CA

 
Solo Exhibitions

2017

Take My Spirit, Give Me Spirit, Jack London Square Realty, Oakland

2012

States of the Flag, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA 

 

 

2011

Recent Works, Era Art Bar & Lounge, Oakland CA

 

 

2010

Life in the Abstract, Metro Bay Realty, Oakland CA 

 

 

2006

Recent Works by Pamela Ybañez, El Museo Art Gallery, Buffalo NY

 

 

2005

The Half-fit, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kitchen Distribution Gallery, Buffalo NY

 

 

2004

Mayor’s Show, Hawaii County Building, Sponsored by East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo HI

 

 

2002

College of Arts and Science Dean’s Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

Group Exhibitions

 

2019

Deconstructed Pidgin Hole, Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA

2018

50 Shades of Kayumanggi, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

Samasama Art Show, Shopkeepers, Washington DC

Small WorksRichmond Art Center, Richmond CA

Rock Paper Scissors Collective Art Show, Caffe on Piedmont, Oakland CA

2017

Forging American, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo NY

Mygration, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA 

(De)Centered, WAS Gallery with Filipino American Artist's Directory, Bethesda, MD 

 

Creative Night Market, San Francisco Mint, San Francisco, CA

 

Representing SOMA Pilipinas, Bindlestiff, San Francisco, CA

2016

Road TripSite:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Burnt Rice, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA

 

United Artists for SOMA, Bindlestiff, San Francisco CA

2015

Now Is It, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA

Intersections: Asian American Narratives, Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery, San Ramon CA 

 

 

2014

Ulti-fatum, Blackball Universe Gallery, Oakland CA

 

 

2013

APAture, Kearny Street Workshop at Arc Gallery, San Francisco CA

 

Home Grown...the Filipino Experience, Paolo Mejia Art Gallery and Design Studio, San Francisco CA

 

In Transit, I-Hotel Manilatown Heritage Center, San Francisco CA 

 

2012

Order/Discorder, Pro Arts Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition, Oakland CA

 

So Close / So Far, Classic Cars West, Oakland CA

 

Crossing Borders, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA

 

Hungry Ghost: Yearning for Fulfillment, Asian American Women Artists Association, San Francisco CA 

 

Ladies of Hip Hop, Art, & Activism, Public Works, San Francisco CA

 

Femme Cartel, A Verb for Keeping Warm, Oakland CA

 

Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco CA 

 

 

2011

All Of The Above, Pop up gallery: Hologram Space, Oakland CA 

 

On The Edge, Art House and Cultural Center, Berkeley CA 

 

 

2010

Culture?, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg CA 

 

Abstract, Abstract, Abstract! 57th St. Gallery, Oakland CA

 

 

2008

Plural Pronunciation, Berkeley Public Access Channel, Berkeley CA 

 

 

2007

Five Nutshells in a Dream, Wailoa Arts Center, Hilo HI 

 

31st Annual Big Island Spring Arts Festival, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo HI 

 

 

2006

Resolutions 06, Hallwalls, Buffalo NY

 

 

2005

Infringement Festival, Ten-day series of performance based works, Buffalo NY 

 

Glass House Refractions, Botanical Gardens, Buffalo NY 

 

 

2004

Pork Barrel, State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport NY 

 

Wax, Brew House, Pittsburgh PA

 

Open Ratio, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

 

Member’s Group Show, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawonda NY 

 

MFA Group Exhibition, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 

 

2003

Alumni in Exhibition: A Selection of Work, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

 

18 +, Formula Gallery, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Student Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

 

Press

 

 

2016    

Artists Take Path of Most ‘Resistance’ in Fight Against Displacement, by Creo Noveno with KQED

 

2007    

Eclectic is the name of the game this month at Wailoa, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Hilo HI

Five Nutshells in a Dream, review by Kristine Kubat, Big Island Weekly

2004    

Conceptual Thinking, review by Kurt Shaw on Wax exhibit at SPACE 101, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Pittsburgh PA

 

Pamela Ybanez’s works on display in the Mayor’s Foyer Gallery in Hilo, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Hilo HI

Awards & Scholarships               

2005

Special Opportunity Stipend (S.O.S), New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Buffalo NY 

 

 

2004

Morrison Scholarship: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 

 

 

2003

All Hawaii Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo HI, Juror: Jay Jenson- Associate Director/Chief Curator of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu HI

 

Morrison Scholarship: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 

 

 

2002

Kanilehua Arts and Literary Magazine, Second Place, Hilo HI

 

All Hawaii Juried Art Exhibition, Juror’s Award, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo HI

 

Big Island Filipino Community Council Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI 

Student Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

 

 

 

 

Publications

2016   

Artist Feature: Interview with Pamela Ybañez, Filipino American Artist Directory

 

2010   

Berkeley Daily Planet, Making the New Year Our Own, Berkeley CA            

Panel Talks/Presentations
 

2018 

Still We Rise: Pinays in the Arts, February 23, 2018, San Francisco State University with Kappa Psi Epsilon, Beta Chapter

2017   

Curatorial Process with Pamela Ybañez, Asian American Women Artists Association, San Francisco, CA 

Epekto Art Projects Presentation, Sponsored by UH Hilo Art Department, Filipino Studies, & Minority Access & Achievement Program, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo HI

Ekphrasis, WORD + IMAGE: Filipino American Art as Inspiration, presented as part of the 4th Filipino American International Book Festival. Organized by Filipino American Artists Directory

 

Mygration, Joyce Gordon Gallery panel talk 

2016   

Manila’s Contemporary Art Scene, Organized by Pamela Ybañez, ARC Gallery in conjunction with Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco CA

Resistance with Artists, moderated by Pamela Ybañez, Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center in conjunction with SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA

2013   

Art, Money, Politics: Artists Talk Art with Favianna Rodriguez, Camille Utterback and Eduardo Pineda, Organized and moderated by Pamela Ybanez, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland CA

Workshops

2017   

Days of Action T-shirt with the New Hall, Kala, Berkeley CA

           

Listen to the Silence Conference Mural, Stanford University, Stanford CA

 

2014   

DIY Style Screen Printing with the New Hall, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland CA

 

2013   

Community Mural Making with the New Hall, Woody’s Café, Oakland CA

 

2012   

The Town Spectacle, Multiple interactive workshops put on by The New Hall and RAMA, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland CA

 

DIY Screen Printing by the New Hall, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland CA

 

2011   

Screen Printing DIY Style by the New Hall, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland CA

The New Hall DIY Screen Printing, Temescal Street Fair, Oakland, CA

 

2009   

The New Hall’s First Multi-interactive Event, taught painting, collage, make your own mini-speakers, Temescal Art Center, Oakland CA

Employment

 

2014 - 2015

Learning and Development Associate, Waypoint Oakland CA

 

 

2012

Administrative Assistant, Oakland Fund for the Arts, Oakland CA

 

 

2010

Membership Services, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeley CA

 

 

2007

Production Intern, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeley CA

 

 

2006

Adjunct Art Faculty, Villa Maria College, Introduction to Design and Beginning Drawing, Buffalo NY

 

 

2005

Adjunct Art Faculty, SUNY at Brockport, 3 levels of Painting and Intro to Visual Arts courses, Brockport NY 

 

Bodies of Work
 

2011 - Present    

Epekto Art Projects: A Filipinx art collective that I started in 2011. We’ve shown throughout San Francisco and Oakland and more recently in Hawaii. We strive to cultivate a community for Filipinx artists, supporting each other’s development through exhibiting, resources, and forming connections. We’ve also hosted panel talks and live mural projects as a way to connect with our community.

 

2009 - Present   

The New Hall: a volunteer run organization I founded that offers free interactive art related workshops that encourages community building and inclusivity. We’ve partnered with multiple local businesses and organizations throughout the East Bay.

2001-Present    

Flag Project: These images are a visual exploration of one of the most sacred iconic images in the United States, our flag.  It discusses the various ways the American Flag is presented throughout American Culture. It is an investigation into the idea of patriotism, whom it includes and excludes.