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Lia Chang Photos: Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work on View at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York, October 22-November 2, 2012

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012.  Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Photo by Lia Chang

Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Gallery Center in New York on October 20, 2012.  Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Gallery Center in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

For this exhibition, Valdes-Aran will show around thirty pieces that use oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

 

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

“Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work”, on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012.
Photo by Lia Chang

 

The installation team: Victor, artist Ching Valdes-Aran, Dax Valdes and Angel Velasquez  Shaw at the Phillippine Center in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

The installation team: Victor, artist Ching Valdes-Aran, Dax Valdes and Angel Velasquez Shaw at the Phillippine Center in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

 

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Ching Valdes-Aran at the Phillippine Center Gallery in New York on October 20, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.
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3 comments on “Lia Chang Photos: Ching Valdes-Aran: New and Selected Work on View at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York, October 22-November 2, 2012

  1. Suzen Murakoshi
    October 22, 2012

    a must-see!

  2. cherie valdes
    October 24, 2012

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE PICTURES OF MY SISTER CHING’S ART WORK. WISH WE WERE THERE.

    ALOHA,
    CHERIE

  3. Ching Valdes
    July 28, 2013

    You’re awesome Lia! Can’t thank you enough for your work and support! Ching

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