Manila, Philippines

From 2012-2015, Valerie Chua actively worked as an illustrator for commercial clients in the beauty and fashion industry where her primary subjects dealt with the female form, decorative flora and fauna, and aesthetic. Some of her clients as an illustrator include Clinique, Christian Louboutin, Toblerone, and SK-II.

During her study in New York in 2013-2014, she briefly worked as a studio assistant to artist Erik Jones while doing studio work and exhibitions in Brooklyn Art Space. Her work as an illustrator has been published in magazines such as DPI Magazine Taiwan, Preview Magazine, Designare Singapore, and Rogue Magazine. She has exhibited in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the Philippines and has done speaking engagements for Ayala Museum and Graphika Manila in 2016. In 2018, she released a watercolor coloring pad called Bloom with International Fine Paper Exchange. Today Valerie works as a full-time painter.

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2010   BA Humanities, UA&P Philippines
2013   Continued Education, New York Academy of Art


Speaking Engagements

2017   IFEX Art Market
2016   Behance Portfolio Review Manila
2016   Graphika Manila
2015   Inspire Everyday for Ayala Museum


Selected Clients & Collaborations

Dove, HP, International Fine Paper Exchange, French Sole, Clinique, Toblerone, Keds, Christian Louboutin Asia, SK-II, Nivea, Lenovo, Charles and Keith, Memo Clothing, Rogue Magazine, Preview Magazine, Garage Magazine, Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Designare Singapore, Bride and Breakfast, Pandora

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Recent Works, Secret Fresh Gallery, Manila


Group Exhibitions

2018 Everything The Same Way III, Ysobel Art Gallery, Manila
2018 Poetics of Landscape, Block17 Art Space, Bacolod
2018 Planes of Existence, Art Cube Gallery, Manila
2018   The Way of the Flesh, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
2018   Fear In Painting, Underground Gallery, Manila
2018   Two Sides to Every Story, Provenance Art Gallery Manila
2017   Everything The Same Way II, Ysobel Art Gallery, Manila
2017   Infamy, Pinto Art Museum, Rizal
2017   X, Gallery Orange, Bacolod City
2017   Equidistant Night, Provenance Art Gallery, Manila
2017   Configuration, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
2017   A Renaissance Affair, Provenance Art Gallery, Manila
2016   Mild Encounter, Kapitana Gallery, Bacolod City
2015   Versus, 2-man show with Nix Puno, Secret Fresh Gallery, Manila
2014   Force Field, Gallery Orange, Bacolod City
2014   Brightness/Contrast, Kapitana Gallery, Bacolod City
2014   Brooklyn Art Space Seasonal Exhibition, New York


Art Fair participation

2018 G13 Gallery, Malaysia Art Expo, KL, Malaysia
2018   Gallery LVS, ASYAAF & Hidden Artists Festival, Seoul, Korea

Featured In

2018   Quand l'illustration Rencontre Le Portrait, Pratique Des Arts 138
2016   Recent Works at Secret Fresh, The Philippine Star
2015   Valerie Chua, story feature, Purveyr Magazine
2015   Anatomy of a Muse, Preview Magazine
2015   17 Brilliant Artists To Follow When You're In A Creative Slump, Buzzfeed
2012   DPI Magazine Taiwan, cover feature