As a child, Celina Taganas-Duffy was encouraged to channel her thoughts into writing, initiating a lifelong relationship with creative verse and visual arts. She naturally started to incorporate her words and symbolism in new forms of media; including abstract, vibrant paintings which attempt to capture, reconcile and manifest the topics and struggles explored within her private journal entries. Seeking greater outlets of self expression and inspired by an exploration into the works of visual artists—including Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Faustino Caigoy—she began infusing her words and stylized iconic symbols (derived from both modern and ancient worlds) into her pieces.
Celina's core passion is to inspire people and businesses to achieve their highest visions through art and creativity. Her artwork has been commissioned by the City of Los Angeles, National CAPACD, Epson, NOP World, and for the Ford Theatres play, The Romance of Magno Rubio. Celina's work has been exhibited at UCLA, Artshare LA, Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, and Farmani Gallery, and her paintings are currently on display at California ISO. In 2006, she received a grant from the Smithsonian Institute to produce and photograph a multimedia art exhibit entitled, I Am Today's Filipino, which documented the stories of 100 Southern California Filipinos through photography and film, 100 years after the first significant wave of Filipino migration to the United States.
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