Utilizing materials accumulated from the everyday, I alchemize unremarkable stuff into new abstractions. Contemplating the passage of time, the language of things, the tensions between the natural and the synthetic, I attempt to answer questions on the cusp of expression. Ideas are challenged and activated in the studio, resulting in uncanny forms that might perform as offerings to the past and the future simultaneously.
Kuh Del Rosario is a Filipino-Canadian; born in Manila and raised in Moh’kins’tsis / Calgary, AB. Del Rosario completed her BFA in Painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2001, now AU Arts. Del Rosario has since exhibited in numerous exhibitions across Canada and was an active member in the art community located on the unceded Coast Salish lands of xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔSelilwitulh, and Kanien’kehá:ka Peoples, for over a decade. Notably, Del Rosario participated in the 2018 VIVAExcon, the longest-running biennial in the Philippines and was a guest speaker at New Mexico State University in 2012. Most recently, Del Rosario founded and operated Elmo’s House Artist Residency located in Batan, Aklan, Philippines, between 2017-2019.
Kuh Del Rosario (1980) is currently living and working in the unceded indigenous lands of Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, QC, Canada, of the Kanien’kehá:ka Peoples.