The 2019 Filipino American Artist Directory features the work of 94 Filipino/American artists living and working across the United States. Each copy of the directory comes with a special sticker designed by Kill Choy.
Compiled by Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Original cover artwork by Lordy Rodriguez
Contributing artists: Cherisse Alcantara, Erina Alejo, Angel Alviar-Langley, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Nica Aquino, Paolo Arao, Michael Arcega, Don Artamas, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Julio Jose Austria, Daniel Ballesteros, James Bascara, Katrina Bello, Jose Johann Bitancor, Kiko Bordeos, Emma Noelle Buhain, Kelvin Burzon, Elmer Calata, Francis Calimlim, Crystal Z Campbell, Donnabelle Casis, Clarence Chun, Cesar Conde, Marissa Sean Cruz, Mel Vera Cruz, Isabel Cuenca, Alisa Damaso, Ashley Dequilla, Cirilo Domine, Raychelle Duazo, Maria Dumlao, Ulysses Duterte Jr., Jana Ercilla, Francis Estrada, Alyssa Eustaquio, Nico Fertakis, Fran Ledonio Flaherty, John Yoyogi Fortes, Kate Gavino, JenClare B. Garawan, The GedAze Project, Nicole Gervacio, Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Esther Marie Hall, Camille Hoffman, Regin Igloria, Ben Iluzada, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Roberto Jamora, Rizzhel Javier, Justine Kelley, Kill Choy, Maeve Leslie, Lewanda Lim, Dennis Madamba, Matt Manalo, Devyn Lorelei Mañibo, Cyril Maza, Lorna Maza, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Palmarin Merges, Kristianne Molina, Mariela G. Montero, Christine Morla, Frances Grace Mortel, Cher Musico, Karl Orozco, Gina Osterloh, Risa Recio, Carlo Ricafort, Sherwin Rio, Lordy Rodriguez, Yumi Janairo Roth, Paolo Salazar, SAMMAY, Benedict Scheuer, Gloria Shows, Eliseo Art Silva, Juvana Soliven, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Maria Stabio, Stephanie Syjuco, Job Tibay, Malaya Tuyay, Mishel Valenton, Cianna Valley, Jean Vengua, O.M. France Viana, Mikey Yates, and Pamela Ybañez.
Filipino American Artist Directory is a participatory project by St. Louis-based artist Janna Añonuevo Langholz to connect and make visible the broad community of visual artists of Filipino heritage living and working in the United States. It aims to increase the recognition of Filipino American artists through an online resource and series of publications, as well as group events, exhibitions, commissioned works, and collaborations with other artists and organizations.
Our office is located in St. Louis at the former site of the Philippine Village at the 1904 World’s Fair; a 40-acre exhibition of 1,200 Filipinos that largely (mis)shaped American perception of the Philippines shortly after it became a US territory. The directory reclaims the site and addresses its history by compiling a list of 1,200 artists actively exhibiting their work around the country, as opposed to being exhibited, and aims to culminate in a series of events and exhibitions in 202X. The project was founded in 2015, first inspired by the book The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance by Sarita Echavez See.
The directory has exhibited at Flood Plain in St. Louis and participated in the Filipino American International Book Festival in San Francisco, Pilipinx American Library Artist Retreat at Asian Art Museum, Guerrilla Alliance Night Market in St. Louis, and the Chicago Art Book Fair. It has been featured on All The Art, Inquirer.net, the Bad At Sports podcast, World Literature Today, and The FilAm. The directory publication is included in the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and is a member of Common Field.