Fatima Ronquillo

Fatima Ronquillo

Fatima Ronquillo is a self-taught painter whose classically inspired imagery evokes a world of serenity and charm. Her paintings of mysterious personages, often set against pastoral and idyllic landscapes, are accented with an underlying sense of drama and playfulness. These small intimate works invite a respite from the frenetic pace of modern life.

Fatima is an intuitive painter who works from a deeply personal visual language and imagination. Each painting is an unfolding story of layered meanings brought to life through multiple layers of paint. Her painted surfaces sparkle with thin delicate glazes over thick impastos and scattered scumbles of semi transparent colors. She paints in the style of the European classical traditions coupled with a magical realism rooted in folk imagery. Hers is an authentic voice echoing from an inner world where art history meets with nostalgia and imagined characters from literature, theatre and opera.

Born in San Fernando, Philippines in 1976, Fatima Ronquillo emigrated as a child to the United States in 1987 where her family settled in San Antonio, Texas. She currently resides and maintains a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and west highland terrier. Her work is included in private collections throughout North America and Europe. 

 

BORN: Philippines, 1976

LIVES/WORKS: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

  • August 2020, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 Florilegium, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2019 Spellbound, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2018  Arcadia, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2018    Mythologies, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2017   Mad Enchantment, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2016    Flora and Fauna, Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2015    Reveries, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2015    Possession, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2014    The Sublime Vignette, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2014    Dreamers, Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2014    Tesoro Mio, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2013    Attachment, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2013    Private Revolution, Wally Workman Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2012    Love and Loss, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2011    Devotion, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2011    Recuerdos, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2010    Wondrous Journey, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2010    Secret Narratives, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2009    O Brave New World, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2006    Town Life, Accolades, Ventura, California
  • 2004    New Paintings, Accolades, Ventura, California
  • 2003    New Paintings, Accolades, Ventura, California
  • 2002    Magandang Buhay (Beautiful Life), Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, California

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018  “Une Petite Nuit”, Meyer Gallery, Park City
  • 2018   “GenNext: Future So Bright”, Spanish Colonial Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New    Mexico
  • 2013    Arden Gallery Booth, Art Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Bridgehampton, New York
  • 2013    Complexity, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2012    On The Rise, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2011    After Dark, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2010    Mirror/Mirror, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
  • 2010    30th Anniversary Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2010    A Grand Affair, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2009    Feast, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2009    A Grand Affair, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2008    Twelve, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2008    The Boat Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2008    A Grand Affair, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2007    Alice in Wonderland, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2002    17 Asian American Artists: Asian American Experience, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, California State University Channel Islands, Oxnard, California
  • 2001    8th Annual Classic Competition, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California
  • 1999    Inland Exhibition XXXV, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California
  • 1998    30th Multi-Media Mini Show, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California
  • 1995    Welcome To Our World: Seventeen Young Artists, Centro Cultural Aztlan, San Antonio,Texas
  • 1994    Welcome To Our World: Seventeen Young Artists, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio,Texas
  • 1994    Mirrors/Windows, Great Hall Gallery at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1994    Our World: Twenty Young Artists, Centro Cultural Aztlan, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1993    Our World: Twenty Young Artists, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1993    Hispanic Heritage, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico San Antonio Extension, San Antonio, Texas

HONORS

  • 2015     Official Poster Artist, 20th Annual Texas Book Festival
  • 2002    Artist Fellowship Grant, City of Ventura Cultural Arts Grants Program, Ventura, California

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