Edmund Arevalo (b.1981, Bangued Abra, Philippines)is a first generation Filipino-American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His paintings, sculptures and installations tell the stories of colonial histories, familial narratives, and the Filipino diaspora. Arevalo combines portraits of family and archival materials to retell and challenge traditional narratives of migration and cultural assimilation.
Family ties, 2023. Collage, paper transfer, and acrylic on canvas, 76×96 inches.
Arevalo is the recipient of the Quinn Emmanuel Artist Fellowship (2023), and a Not Real Art Grant (2019). His work has recently been included in South Land Vol.2 (2022) at Charlie James Gallery, Barrio mi Barrio (2022)atSouth Gate Museum, and Tambayan Vol.2 (2022)at Residency Art Gallery. Arevalo’s work has also been exhibited at public institutions such as the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Torrance Art Museum and Los Angeles City College. Arevalo will have received his B.A. in Art from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2023.