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From Dream to Dream
acrylic on canvas
6 x 8 ft • 72 x 96 in • 182.9 x 243.8 cm


Obliquely arriving at painting by way of a Degree in Architecture, Chati Coronel

(b. 1970, Manila; lives and works in Manila) has consistently found honest expression through painting for the past 20 years. Although her influences include a whole spectrum from Tibetan Buddhism to fairy tales and poetry, Coronel’s artistic vision is crystal clear. She is known for her multi-layered paintings that make use of raw strokes, rough lines and soft colors to arrive at a primal core.


Chati Coronel was the recipient of a Freeman Asian Fellowship Grant, a one-month artist residency at The Vermont Studio Center in 2000. She was one of 5 artists chosen to participate in Louis Vuitton’s 20th Anniversary Exhibit in Manila in 2013 and her The First Kiss on Earth exhibit in Singapore was listed in Artnet’s Top Ten International Summer Shows of 2014.


The Way In/ The Way Out, 2016
How To Open A Mountain, 2015
The First Kiss on Earth, 2014
UnPortraits by CHATI CORONEL, 2013
Bungalow 300 Pop-up Show, 2013
SkinSkin, 2012
Working in Progress, 2011
An Hour in A Glass Balloon, 2010


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Artist Chati Coronel Talks First Kiss Text by Lara Kanga
Art comes from a feeling of happiness ‘If I Knew What I Was Doing Right From The Start Then I Wouldn’t Paint A Single Stroke.’

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