About the Artist
Over three decades of Chiqui Rodriguez' life takes her from the Philippines' art capital in Angono (the hometown where she shared with national artists Carlos "Botong" Francisco and Lucio D San Pedro) to Berlin and various international art scenes. Granddaughter to a well-known realist artist - the late Perdigon Vocalan, Chiqui is known for her emotionally uplifting abstract paintings.
Chiqui Rodriguez' paintings have all gone up in value since 2000. Globally, 25 artworks from the "Sparkling radiance in the midst of still air" series exhibited in Nothing but the Stars Private Sale in Berlin have been sold out. Her paintings namely "Manifestation - Painting No.1" and Nothing but the Stars Series No.1 - Bright Lights (Panel 13)" have been included in the Saatchi Art Showdown exhibition from 2011 and 2012.
In the Philippines, DMCI, a construction giant in Manila, commissioned the artist to do a series of paintings named "Quintessence of Faith" installed at one of their luxury properties in Manila. Another important hallmark in her career was the auction of "Manifestation - Painting No. 19" in Salcedo Auctions | Gavel&Block, a premier auction house in the Philippines.
Her art and design encompass an astonishing variety of media including painting, drawing, music covers, and interior design to name a few. Her abstract art ranges from coffee on paper featuring "intense" post-modern imagery, to her "advection" painting that exemplifies the movement of paint due to force and transforms into celestial bodies. Her limited edition paintings continue to rise in value that makes her one of the most sought-after living artists, and an important voice in the art scene.
Chiqui's paintings are collected by the diplomatic community, art collectors, investors, politicians, businessmen, young professionals, and corporations in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Aside from its investment value, the artworks are perfect for decorating homes, office buildings, schools, restaurants, and public spaces.
She completed the Doctor of Communications program at the University of the Philippines and executive education at the Asian Institute of Management, she is the founder of Chiqui Rodriguez Inc. Prior to launching her own company, she is also an executive from two of the world's Fortune 100 companies.
She started Chiqui Rodriguez, Inc. in 2020 out of a studio in Angono, the artist capital of the Philippines, and has been venturing in different development initiatives for the art and media sector since.
Chiqui, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, believes that hard work is a form of meditation and the solace that we find through meditation can help us deal with reality more effectively. She is one of the renowned artists of Saatchi Art and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
SUMMARY OF THE ARTIST'S EXHIBITIONS
Florence Biennale 2021 under the patronage of the European Parliament, Italian Commission for UNESCO, Italian Ministry for Culture and Tourism, Tuscany Region, and Municipality of Florence; Fortezza de Basso, Florence Italy.
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, New York.
Salcedo Auctions | Gavel&Block 'Benefit' Online Auction
Saint Pedro Poveda College - Benefit Sale, San Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City, the Philippines
11th ANZA-ANZCHAM Grand Charity Ball, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the Philippines
Sudden Flight – Altromondo Gallery, Picasso Boutique Residences, Makati City, the Philippines
Nothing but the Stars (Private Sale) – Hotel Intercontinental, Berlin, Germany
Manifestation (A Travelling Exhibition in Contemporary Art) – Citibank Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, the Philippines
Manifestation (Open Studio) – Artist's studio, Angono, Rizal, the Philippines
Chic – Starbucks Coffee, 6750 Ayala Avenue Makati City, the Philippines
"Nothing but the Stars - Series No. 1 Bright Lights (Panel 13) 2012," Showdown, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
"Manifestation Painting No. 1 (2010) ," Showdown, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Art Flood I – Silverlens Gallery, Makati City, the Philippines
After Mirth – Altromondo Gallery, Makati City, the Philippines
Invisible Reality – Museum Barli, Bandung, Indonesia
MTV Asia Arts and Music Festival – Megatrade Hall 3 SM Megamall, the Philippines
Mga Higante ng Bayan sa Sining at Kultura: Annual Angono Art Exhibit – Angono Rizal, the Philippines