About the Artist
Modern contemporary artist Filipina Pate is building her portfolio of portrait painting and figurative works. She freely shares her experiments and artistic process on her blog at www.filipinapate.com.
Originally from Maryland and raised by first generation Filipino immigrants, Filipina explores how children of new immigrants straddle being a member of two, often conflicting, cultures. Filipina examines how we create our sense of identity and how young people respond to the cultural and social boundaries as we grow into adults.
Her artistic process combines images from memories, vintage photos, mass media, and mixed media into layered pieces, exploring relationships amongst an ever-evolving surface. Moments of clarity rise and fall as she searches for meaning in the materials through color, gesture, and form..
Through her work, Filipina continues to question our faith in our unreliable memories and challenge long-held assumptions of who defines what is true.