Jay Gonzales

Jay Gonzales

Bacoor, IV-A, Philippines

About Jay Gonzales

Jay has been creating art for as long as he can remember - a precious child who could already master some sketches as early as 2, long before he can clearly write down the letters of the alphabet. Needless to say, this inclination for the arts was evident throughout his school years, when he would be joining - and WINNING several school art competitions. "It just came naturally for me, he muses".
He eventually took up formal training on charcoal and would use this medium to draw portraits, caricatures, landscapes, plants, animals and virtually anything that catches his attention. By this time, he already started having clients mostly through his friends, schoolmates, relatives, friends of his friends and others who have heard of his work.
His skills as an airbrush artist were further perfected while working for AirArt Asia and Airbrush Asia where he earned the admiration of his employers and co-artist. This likewise paved the way for him to take his art a step further - as an independent artist. They apply airbrush on anything from shirts, motorcycles, cars, canvasses. But at present he is drawn into creating wall murals, using airbrush of course. "The wall becomes my canvass. It's much more challenging than doing smaller areas; and I love challenges.
For his day job, Jay works as an Artist Illustrator (TESDA Certified) for the City Government of Manila, where he designs banners, streamers, logos and exhibits, combining his artistic instinct with his proficiency in Adobe Photoshop applications.
When he's not designing or painting, Jay loves to dance, sing, act and just talk to people. So whether it's fine arts or performing arts - he definitely has his fair share of talent to offer. "Art is my life, he humbly declares. And indeed, it shows in nearly everything he does.

Website: http://bit.ly/JayGonzalesPaintings

Education

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila/Universidad de Manila / Paco Catholic School

Events

I. Come and celebrate with us as we present the commemorative exhibit for the 125th Birth Anniversary of our great President Elpidio Quirino at the Ayala Museum.

WHAT: #DefiningQuirino Commemorative Exhibit
WHEN: November 7 - 28, 2015, 2PM
WHERE: Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
#QuirinoPilipino


II. The 68th Annual Art Competition of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP)
November 7, 2015 - December 11, 2015
GSIS Museum, Pasay City, Philippines

III. The 150th Jubilee Year of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Baclaran Church, June 2016

IV. National Art Competition
"Super heART", University of Perpetual Help, August 20, 2016

V. Manila Bulletin Sketch Fest 2016
SM MOA, Phils., August 29, 2016

VI. ART FAIR TO REMEMBER 2017
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Philippines
May 27, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm

VII. What: HUES an Art Exhibit (Group Show)
When: July 15-30, 2018, 6 PM
Where: Vista Mall Las Piñas City, Philippines

Exhibitions

I. DefiningQuirino Commemorative Exhibit
November 7 - 28, 2015
Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

II. The 68th Annual Art Competition of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP)
November 7, 2015 - December 11, 2015
GSIS Museum, Pasay City, Philippines

III. The 150th Jubilee Year of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Baclaran Church, June 2016

IV. National Art Competition
"Super heART", University of Perpetual Help, August 20, 2016

V. Manila Bulletin Sketch Fest 2016
SM MOA, Phils., August 29, 2016

VI. ART ATTACK 2017
Group Art Exhibition
Art Corridor, Ayala Alabang Country Club Inc., Muntinlupa City, Philippines
June 3 to 30, 2017

VII. GSIS Annual Competition 2018
June 8, 2018
GSIS Museum, Pasay City, Philippines

VIII. What: HUES an Art Exhibit (Group Shop)
When: July 15-30, 2018, 6 PM
Where: Vista Mall Las Piñas City, Philippines