Dennis E. Montera

Dennis ‘Sio’ Montera was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines. He is an accomplished mid-career visual artist and university art professor. His style of non-figurative art has been recognized in competitions and invited to international exhibitions and fairs while maintaining a strong patronage in the Philippine art scene. He is currently doing academic research between Cebu City and Tainan City in Taiwan pursuing a doctoral degree in the creative industries by way of the National Cheng Kung University.

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Education

Bachelor in Fine Arts, Major in Painting, University of the Philippines (Cebu), 1995

 

Organizations

Ph.D. Candidate, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (Ongoing)

2014 – 2018

 

Master in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines (Diliman), 2004

Title of Thesis and/or Dissertations

"The Jose T. Joya Awards 1977-2007: The UPVCC Permanent Art Collection", A U.P. Cebu College Publication

 

MFA Thesis: "Surface texture build-up using non-traditional media towards foreground- background ambiguity on a two-dimensional field"

Member of the Board, Creative Cebu Council Inc. 2009-Present

 

Program Coordinator, Fine Arts Program, UP Cebu 2005-2010

 

Vice-Head, National Committee on Visual Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippines, 2011-2013

 

Member, Art Association of the Philippines 2012-2013

 

Member, Philippine Art Educators Association, 2012-2013

Member of the Board, University of the Philippines Alumni Association Cebu Chapter Foundation Inc. (UPAACCFI) 2007-2009

 

Member, National Committee on Visual Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippines, 2008-2010

 

Coordinator, Office of Alumni Relations, University of the Philippines Cebu College 2007-2010

 

Chairperson, Pusod, Inc. (The Open Organization of Cebu Visual Artists) 2000-2002

Published/Creative Works

Art Kaohsiung 2016, Booth C18, Ponlai Warehouse, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, December 9-11, 2016

 

Tokyo International Art Fair 2016, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo Japan, Solo artist represented by Qube Gallery, May 13-14, 2016

 

Asia Contemporary Art Show 2016, Conrad-Hilton Hotel, Hong Kong S.A.R., Group of artists represented by Qube Gallery, March 24-26, 2016

 

Art Apart Fair 2015, Park Royal Hotel, Singapore, group of artists represented by Qube Gallery, November 26-28, 2016

 

Manila Art Fair 2008-2014, SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines, Group of artists represented by Renaissance Gallery, October 24-28

 

Introversion, Qube Gallery, Crossroads Banilad Cebu City, Philippines, August 10 – September 9, 2017

 

In Situ, Qube Gallery, Crossroads Banilad Cebu City, Philippines, August 19 – September 7, 2015

 

 

One-Man-Sio, Qube Gallery, The Henry Hotel, Banilad Cebu City, Philippines, June 18 – 30, 2014

 

DefiniSIOn, The Contemporary Gallery, 2nd Level Design Center of Cebu, A.S. Fortuna St.,

Mandaue City, Cebu, February 12-March 2, 2013

 

Foto+Abstracsion3, Bluewater Gallery, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Mactan

Island, Cebu, July 25 - August 25, 2012

 

AbstracSIOnista, Renaissance Gallery, 4th Level, Artwalk, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong

City, Manila, March 1-11, 2012

 

SakripiSIO, Art Center, SM Megamall Bldg. A, Mandaluyong City, Manila, June 17-27,

2011

 

ExecuSIOn, Renaissance Gallery, 4th Level, Artwalk, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City,

Manila, August 19-29, 2010

 

Sio on Canvas, Canvas Bistro.Bar.Gallery, 2nd Level, The Terraces, Ayala Center,

Cebu City, April 14 – May 16, 2010

 

Aftermath, Renaissance Gallery, 4th Level, Artwalk, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City,

Manila, October 2-11, 2009

 

AbstracSIOn 2, Bluewater Gallery, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Mactan

Island, Cebu, August 15 - September 30, 2009

 

Eight for Eight: Solo Exhibition No.8, Art Center, SM City Cebu, August 16-30, 2008

Free-Form, Art Center, SM City Cebu, August 15-28, 2007

 

AbstracSIOn, Bluewater Gallery, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Mactan Island,

Cebu, October 20-November 17, 2006

 

Awards and Recognitions

International Artist Selection, Little Treasures 2016, Curated by Paola Trevisan, Trevisan International Art, Galleri de Marchi, Bologna, Italy, November 26 – December 8, 2016

 

International Artist Selection, Tokyo International Art Fair 2016, Omotesando Hills, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, May 13-14, 2016

 

International Artist Selection, Giving Back Art, The Space Gallery, Gangnam,

South Korea, Organized by Global Fashion for Development, April 10-14, 2014

 

International Artist election Festival 12x12, 12 Regards D’ Artistes, Association Le Cent, Établissement Culturel Solidaire, 100 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France, September 5- October 6, 2013

 

International Artist Selection, 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China, September 27-October 1, 2012

 

Author/ Project Director, Directory of Visual Artists in the Philippines: Visayas Region, Published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, Philippines, 2012

International Artist Selection, 4th East Java Fine Art Biennale, Galeri Surabaya, Indonesia, October 2011

 

International Artist Selection, 26th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea, September 2011

 

Juror’s Choice, Philippine Art Awards 2011 Visayas Region, Museo Iloilo, Iloilo City, September 8, 2011

 

Professorial Chair Award for Creative Work, University of the Philippines – Cebu, July 2011 to June 2012

 

Chancellor’s Award, Most Outstanding Achievement in Creative Work, University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo City, July 21, 2010

 

 

First Prize, Non-Figurative Category, 2010 GSIS National Art Competition, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Museo Ng Sining, Pasay City, June 7, 2010

 

Honorable Mention, AAP-ECCA Semi-Annual Abstract Art Competition, February 27, 2009

 

Chancellor’s Award, Most Outstanding Achievement in Creative Work, University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo City, July 21, 2008

 

Ramon Durano Professorial Chair Award, University of the Philippines Cebu, December 2006

 

Thirty Years of the Jose T. Joya Awards: The UP Cebu Art Collection Catalog, Published by the University of the Philippines Cebu 2006