About

You are make/r.

“My work is an attempt to unpack the complexity of embodied experiences by examining the forces that affect how we navigate, perceive, or situate ourselves within the world.

As a maker, my practice is driven by tactile and immersive processes rooted in craft on the basis that intuitively making is another method of critically thinking. I utilize object making as a way to give form to and process feelings of vulnerability, while confronting issues regarding dislocation & diaspora, hybridity, family, individual & collective memory, and shifting ideas of home. Within this framework, I draw upon materiality as a conduit for intimacy and further meaning.

Through the repetition that often accompanies the work of the hand, I create accumulative compositions within site installation allowing for contemplation, catharsis, and the slowing down of time. This serves as a way to engage in the politics of occupying, claiming, or reclaiming space in order to challenge oppressive power structures and existing status quos.”

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Bio

Paris F. Jomadiao
b. 1989 Romblon, Philippines

Paris F. Jomadiao is a Filipinx-American visual artist. Their work utilizes fiber, textile, mixed-media, sculptural, and site installation art making processes with an emphasis on craft. In addition to art making, they work as a product designer in the home decor, textiles, and furnishings industry.

Jomadiao was born in Looc, a municipality in the province of Romblon located in the MIMAROPA Region of the Philippines. They were raised primarily in Houston, TX after immigrating to the United States of America with their family in the early 90s.

Despite growing up in the States, Jomadiao spent a majority of their long childhood summers in the Philippines and attended their first two years of high school there in San Mateo, Rizal. Jomadiao has often stated that these experiences have had an immense impact on shaping their identity and influencing their work.

Jomadiao is currently based in Chicago, IL, where they reside with their partner & fellow artist, Jonathan R. Jardin, and their dog, a feisty red heeler named Moro.


Education

2018 MFA, Fiber & Material Studies
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

2013 BFA, Photography & Digital Media
University of Houston
Houston, TX


Solo Exhibitions

2015
Sediment, MECA (Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts)
Houston, TX

 


Select Group Exhibitions

2019
Place Setting, Politits Art Coalition at The Yards
Rochester, NY

2018
Environments, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

SAIC MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries
Chicago, IL

2017
File, Save, Export, 187 Augusta
Toronto, ON

2016
Scoring & Keeping Score, Defibrillator Gallery
Chicago, IL

2014
Secret Sandwich, Fresh Arts
Houston, TX

In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, TX

2013
Bread & Butter, Milk & Honey, MKT Bar, Houston, TX

School of Art Annual Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum
Houston, TX

Underexposed, Houston Arts Alliance
Houston, TX

Oracles of the Auric, Caroline Collective
Houston, TX

2012
I'Stassolye: An Exploration of Exquisite Aggregation, Caroline Collective
Houston, TX

Alumni Exhibition, Houston Community College West Loop Gallery
Houston, TX

Bridging the Gap: Feminism & Femininity in Art, Backyard Moonshine Art Collective
Houston, TX

Extremely Short Shorts 15 Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show
Houston, TX

4th Annual VisVid Fest, The Texas Learning & Computation Center
Houston, TX

2011
What We Do Isn't Secret, Caroline Collective
Houston, TX


Panels & Lectures

2018
Artist Talk, Scholarship Donors Studio Tour
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

2017
Artist Talk, Wilson/Livingstone Scholar Presentation
Lakeside Quilters Guild
Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, Kultura Obscura
Fall Graduate Noon-Hour Lecture Series
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Panel Discussion, NEH Homeland Memories:
Common Heritage Panel

Field Museum
Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, Pamanang Pinoy
Field Museum
Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, Coming Back, Never Returning
Spring Graduate Noon-Hour Lecture Series
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

2013
Artist Talk, Resident Artist Slide Jam
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, TX

Artist Talk, Underexposed
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston, TX


Residencies

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Artist in Residence, Sept. - Nov. 2013


Awards

Youth Fund for Social Change
Crossroads Fund
Chicago, IL
2018

Wilson/Livingstone Graduate Fellowship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
2016 - 2018

Lenore G. Tawney Foundation Scholarship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
2016 - 2018

 

 


Publications & Press

2019
Filipinx Artists Explore Authenticity, Identity, Filipino Food During Community Dinner in Pilsen
Pat Nabong, Free Spirit Media
January 2019

2018
In Memory and Memory
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Graduate Sculpture Exit Seminar Publication
May 2018

2016
Shapeshifters Presents "Scoring & Keeping Score" 
George Olken, Chicago Artist Writers
December 2016

2014
Top 5
Bill Davenport & Christina Rees, Glasstire
December 2014

2013
100 Creatives 2013: Paris F. Jomadiao, Mixed-Media Artist
& Stop-Motion Animator

Olivia Flores Alvarez, Houston Press
October 2013


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