Manila-born international artist Fred DeAsis studied fine arts in Asia, Europe and North America. He has participated in many solo and group art exhibits in Europe, South America and Asia. The Redfern Gallery of London, Galleria Alfama of Madrid, and Ginza Meiji Gallery of Tokyo represented him internationally. His paintings are also in public and private collections in the Philippines, England, Canada, Japan, Spain, Mexico and the United States. Additionally he has won various international and local awards, the most prestigious one being from the American Art Directors Association.
He manages the popular traveling cultural art exhibit – "Kut-kut: Lost Art of the Philippines." The kut-kut technique is a combination of ancient art processes graffito, encaustic and layering. The merging of these ancient techniques produces an original art form characterized by delicate, swirling and interwoven lines, multi-layered texture and an illusion of three-dimensional space.
He is the chairman of Asian American Arts and Cultural Foundation and a director of the Philippine American Cultural Foundation. He also serves as an Art Com-missioner of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
DeAsis is the recipient of 2006 Fil-Am and 2007 Asian-American Hall of Fame awards for outstanding achievement of an individual in promoting arts and culture in North America.
He provides hands-on workshops and lectures on the Philippines’ lost ancient art to high schools, universities and various cultural organizations. Last June, he conducted a well-acclaimed kut-kut art workshop during the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier
The cultural workshops and traveling exhibit have been gathering kudos and great appreciation from host communities regarding knowledge gained on the Philippines’ lost ancient art.
He is currently writing a book on ancient Asian arts and culture.
For more information, email: email@example.com or visit his website www.fdeasis.com.