Jhoan Tioan Medrano

Baguio-based artist Jhoan “Tioan” Medrano is currently a consultant at the University of the Philippines Baguio where she also spent five good years as a teacher of fine arts. She is now doing graphic design for the Museo Kordilyera (UP Baguio’s ethnographic museum) and the Cordillera Studies Center (UP Baguio’s research arm). Aside from being a graphic designer, she is a folk artist engaged to sculpture and embroidery. Having been influenced by her adopted city, her theme mostly depicts nature and Cordilleran indigenous motifs. Her works have been exhibited in different galleries and museums in the Philippines. Tioan graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts with a degree in Visual Communication. She continues her education daily, as she walks past the pine trees, goes for a run along the Yellow trail, or attends her scheduled brainstormings.