Date and Place of Birth: June 4 in Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino / French


colored etching on zinc or copper plates
engraving on copper
acrylic on canvas or rag paper
collage and mixed media
aniline on silk

1968 Special Studies in Graphic Arts, Pratt Institute, New York City
1967 Diploma in Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy
1966 Bachelor of Arts in English, University of the Philippines
1964 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines

2014 Pamana ng Pilipino Award, Presidential Awards to Outstanding Overseas Filipinos conferred by President Benigno Aquino III, Malacañang Palace, Manila
2014 Natividad Galang Fajardo Honoree for Visual Arts, Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings, Philippines
2013 Prix de l’Association Mémoire et Traditions en Périgord, Alles-sur-Dordogne, France
2009 Paphiopedilum Orchid named Paphiopedilum Ofelia Téqui, International Orchid Register, The Royal Horticultural Society, United Kingdom
2008 Outstanding Award in Culture and Arts, University of the Philipines Alumni Association, Quezon City, Philippines
2003 The Lucien and Suzanne Jonas Prize, Salon des Artistes Français, Espace Auteuil, Paris
2002 The Michiko Takamatsu Prize, Salon des Artistes Français, Espace Auteuil, Paris
1985 Quatrième Mention, XVIII Salon Ile-de-France, Bourg-la-Reine, France
1983 Mariang Maya Achievement Award in Graphic Arts, The Sigma Delta Sorority Alumnae Association, Manila
1982 Gold Medal for Printmaking, 35th Art Association of the Philippines Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, Manila
1972 Purchase Prize, International Graphic Arts Exhibition and Contest, Rustan, Makati City, Philippines
1969 First Prize, Second Annual Exhibition and Competition, Printmakers Association of the Philippines, Manila
1968 Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship for Graphic Arts at Pratt Institute, New York City

ACTIVITIES – Past and Present

Instructor of Humanities, Art History and Printmaking, University of the Philippines
Book Designer, University of the Philippines Press
Director, Art Association of the Philippines
Member, President’s Council on the Arts, University of the Philippines
In-Charge, University of the Philippines Print Center, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines
Worked at the Atelier Lodge and Caporaso, Paris
Worked at the Printmaking Workshop, Hong Kong Visual Art Center, Hong Kong
Worked at the Atelier La Taille Douce Françoise Bricaut, Paris
Member, Board of Administration, Société Française d’Orchidophilie
Member, Confluence des Arts et des Savoirs, Limeuil, France