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GREGORY HALILI

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Craneo de Jose Rizal
oil on mother of pearl
9.25 x 9.5 in • 23.5 x 24.1 cm
2014
Memento





Biography

Gregory Halili (b. 1975, lives and works in Manila) carves and paints mother-of-pearl shells, creating memento moris.  Halili  received his B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He returned to the Philippines in 2014 after 25 years in the United States. Halili’s work focuses on the art of miniatures with interest in the notion and idea of memory, life, death, and cycle.   His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and shows, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; The Hammond Museum and Sculpture Garden in Salem, New York; Ayala Museum in Makati City; Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City; West Gallery in Quezon City; Silverlens Gallery in Makati City and Nancy Hoffman gallery in New York City.



Shows

Echo, 2017
Memento, 2015
Memento, 2014
Love and Loss, 2012


News

My Modern Met
Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014

Adobo Magazine
Looking back: Gregory Halili and Rachel Rillo at Silverlens

Artsy.net
An Eerie Beauty: Gregory Halili’s Trompe l’Oeil Eyes & Excavated Skulls

Sense & Style Iridescent Art
Metrohome The Vibrant Contemporary
The Philippine Star Memento
Mother-of-Pearl Shell Skull Carvings


Related Links

Gregory Halili Youtube Channel


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