Michael Vincent Manalo

In Modifying the Core
40mm x 40mm
Photographic prints, Computer generated.
$485 each

Explorations and journeys from around several cities in this world have enriched my soul yet now are nothing but immense and persistent memories. From moments of ecstasy to hints of gloom; from grand adventures to down-to-earth moments at home; from healing open wounds to creating another source for wounds. This year was a blast and the events that had occurred in the past months have dealt a huge blow to my spirit and thus positively changed my views of the world. MVM 2011

My objective is to be able to present well-known evocative stories that range from the short-lived yet memorable accounts of true freedom, tales of despair and misery to the simple yet memorable days of pure ecstasy; from a collection of vivid dreams and daydreams to symbolisms of honest life to ostentatious accounts of everyday living. I present all these through my chosen art form - digital mixed media.

1993 - 1999: Colegio De San Lorenzo – Elementary Education
1999 - 2003: Maria Montessori School of Quezon City – Secondary Education
2003 - 2007: Southeast Asian College – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

First prize in the Digital Art category: Chianciano International Award for Digital and Photographic Art 2010
Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, 280 Viale della Liberta', 53042 Chianciano Terme (SI), Italia
First Place from the Here and Abroad Exhibit for the work “Tales from the Hidden Attic”: Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad Exhibit 2010 - Box Heart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award) from the Art Addiction Medial Musuem for his work “Tales from the Hidden Attic”: Art Addiction Medial Museum - 32 Taeping Street London E14 9UN
Best Photography Illustration: 2011 Redmond Digital Arts Festival - 9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington, 98052, USA

Advanced Photoshop (UK); http://www.advancedphotoshop.co.uk/; Article Title - Profiles Section
Date Published: August 2010; Issue#: 76
Blanket Magazine (UK); http://blanketmagazine.com/; Article Title - Rock, Paper, Scissors
Date Published: 2010; Issue #: 21
Fotoblur (USA); http://www.fotoblur.com/ Issue 2: Summer 2009; Issue 3: Fall 2009; Issue 4: Winter 2009; Issue 5: Spring 2010; Issue 6: Summer 2010
KISMET Magazine (International);http://www.kismetmagazine.com/; Article Title - Color
Date Published: 2010; Issue #: 9
Stone Magazine (USA); http://www.stone-magazine.com/; Article Title - Downtown; Date Published: 2010; Issue #: 21