Rodel Tapaya ’97

Rodel Tapaya is one of the most recognizable names in Philippine contemporary art. He is as multi-awarded painter whose works have gained critical acclaim by winning important art prizes and exposure in international exhibitions. He broke out in the art scene by earning the coveted top prize in the Nokia Art Awards competed among artists in the Asia-Pacific region which allowed him to pursue intensive painting courses at the Parsons School of Design in New York and at the University of Helsinki in Finland.