Obie-award winning stage, TV and film actor, and accomplished director, Ching Valdes-Aran, presents a solo exhibition of her paintings for the first time in the United States. Entitled “CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORK”, the exhibition will be on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 5 pm.
The Philippine Center Gallery is located at 556 Fifth Avenue, between West 45th and 46th Streets in New York. An artist’s reception will take place on Monday October 22, 2012, from 6 to 9 pm.
A veteran and in-demand actress who has worked with famed directors including Michael Greif (Dogeaters), George C. Wolfe (The Wild Party), Moises Kaufman (Macbeth) and Julie Taymor, as well as appearing in countless movies (Across The Universe, Sex & The City 1 and the upcoming XanCassavetes’ Kiss of the Damned) and TV shows (“Nurse Jackie,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Ugly Betty” and the upcoming season of “Smash”), Valdes-Aran has been painting for many years.
For this exhibition, Valdes-Aran will show around thirty pieces that use oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
Valdes-Aran’s first solo art exhibition, “Memories, Reflections & Dreams (for Leticia),” was at Sining Kamalig in Quezon City, the Philippines, in 2009.
She has exhibited in numerous group shows, including at La Mama La Galleria (2008-2011), Hartley House (2000-2011), Druids (2009), Painters Painter I: Across The Hudson River (2011), and Painters Painter II: Across The Hudson River (2012) at The Art Center of New Jersey, curated by Edla Cusick.
Ching Valdes-Aran was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She lives and works in New York City.
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