Mervy C. Pueblo

Mervy C. Pueblo actively pursued her career as a visual artist since 2001. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and sculpture symposiums, locally and internationally such as; Singapore 2017 and 2014; Japan 2016, 2012 and 2009; Malaysia 2016; France in 2014; the United States of America in 2011­-2013; South Korea in 2011, 2010 and 2008; Russia in 2008; and Vietnam in 2007.

Under the flagship of Fulbright, she received her M.F.A. Visual Studies major in Public Art & Sculpture with masteral units in Art Education, from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN, USA ; and she received her B.F.A. degree in Advertising from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines.

Pueblo’s studio practice explores human relationships and the everyday life raising concerns in human and environmental ecology. She has received several awards from different institutions such as the AICAD Post­graduate Teaching Fellowship by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design MN, USA (Nomination, 2016); Thirteen Artist Awards (Winner, 2015 CCP, PH), Ethel Morrison Vanderlip Award (Winner, 2013 USA), Ateneo Art Awards (Finalist, 2012 PH), the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence: Sculpture Competition (Special Citation and Finalist, 2006­2010 PH), and Recognition of Talented Youth in Arts and Culture conferred by the office of the Pasig City Mayor (2006). Moreover, she has been an Arts Network Asia grantee (2007 Singapore), Metrobank Foundation travel grant receipient (2007 PH), Haslla Art World Museum artist­-in­-residence grantee (2011 South Korea), and represented the Philippines to following international art events: Taebeak Snow Sculpture Exposition (2009 South Korea), Miyazaki International Sculpture Exhibit (2009 Japan), Chistiye Prudi Penza International Sculpture Symposium (2008 Russia), and Hai Phong International Sculpture Symposium (2007 Vietnam).

She have been a professor to various institutions such as: the DLS-CSB School of Design and Art: Industrial Design department (2015~to date); the Philippine Women’s University­ [PWU] Manila: School of Fine Arts and Design Graduate Program (2013~15); and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, USA (2012). Moreover, Mervy was appointed to head the graduate program of the PWU School of Fine Arts and Design in July 2013, but has left the PWU last Oct. 2015 for her self initiated and funded studio research: Project Embrace: Sculptural Mountain Nets/Braces to Landslide Prone Areas in the Philippines.