Cheeny Celebrado-Royer

Assistant Professor

Cheeny Celebrado-Royer was born in Naga City, Philippines and immigrated to the US in 2005. She is a multidisciplinary artist who uses discarded and found materials to create installations, sculpture, paintings and drawings that reflect a sense of urgency, a transient quality and the precariousness of objects. Her works often reference architectural structures and their deterioration.

Celebrado-Royer earned her BA in Studio Art from McDaniel College and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Mount Royal School of Art). Her work has been exhibited at the Walters Art Museum, Fjord Gallery, School 33 Arts Center, the Peale Museum, ’sindikit Gallery and Spacecamp Gallery. She is a finalist for the 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, was an Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) teaching fellow in 2017 and the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award in 2014. She served in the AmeriCorps’ Community Art Collaborative for Refugee Youth Project (2016–17), was an assistant professor at Pratt Institute (2017–18) and completed an artist residency in the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2018–19).

Courses

Fall 2023 Courses

FOUND 1001-16 - STUDIO:DRAWING
Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

FOUND 1001-16

STUDIO:DRAWING

Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2023-09-06 to 2023-12-13
Times: W | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; W | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor(s): Cheeny Celebrado-Royer Location(s): Waterman Building, Room 42 Enrolled / Capacity: 21 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Studio: Drawing is pursued in two directions: as a powerful way to investigate the world, and as an essential activity intrinsic to all artists and designers. As a primary mode of inquiry, drawing is a central means of forming questions and creating knowledge across disciplines. Through wide-ranging drawing approaches, students are prompted to work responsively and self-critically to embrace the unpredictable intersection of process, idea and media. To pursue these larger ideas, the studio becomes a laboratory of varied and challenging activities. Instructors introduce drawing as a dynamic two-dimensional record of sensory search, conceptual thought, or physical action. Students investigate materiality, imagined situations, idea generation, and the translation of the observable world. Formal and intellectual risks are encouraged during a sustained engagement with the possibilities of material, mark-making, perception, abstraction, performance, space and time. As students trust the drawing process, they become more informed about its uncharted potentials, and accept struggle as necessary and positive; they gain confidence in their own sensibilities.

Enrollment is limited to first-year Undergraduate Students.

Major Requirement | BFA

FOUND 1001-02 - STUDIO:DRAWING
Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

FOUND 1001-02

STUDIO:DRAWING

Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2023-09-06 to 2023-12-13
Times: T | 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM; T | 8:00 AM - 11:10 AM Instructor(s): Cheeny Celebrado-Royer Location(s): Waterman Building, Room 42 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Studio: Drawing is pursued in two directions: as a powerful way to investigate the world, and as an essential activity intrinsic to all artists and designers. As a primary mode of inquiry, drawing is a central means of forming questions and creating knowledge across disciplines. Through wide-ranging drawing approaches, students are prompted to work responsively and self-critically to embrace the unpredictable intersection of process, idea and media. To pursue these larger ideas, the studio becomes a laboratory of varied and challenging activities. Instructors introduce drawing as a dynamic two-dimensional record of sensory search, conceptual thought, or physical action. Students investigate materiality, imagined situations, idea generation, and the translation of the observable world. Formal and intellectual risks are encouraged during a sustained engagement with the possibilities of material, mark-making, perception, abstraction, performance, space and time. As students trust the drawing process, they become more informed about its uncharted potentials, and accept struggle as necessary and positive; they gain confidence in their own sensibilities.

Enrollment is limited to first-year Undergraduate Students.

Major Requirement | BFA

Spring 2024 Courses

FOUND 1002-14 - STUDIO:DRAWING
Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

FOUND 1002-14

STUDIO:DRAWING

Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-02-15 to 2024-05-24
Times: W | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; W | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor(s): Cheeny Celebrado-Royer Location(s): Waterman Building, Room 31 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Studio: Drawing is pursued in two directions: as a powerful way to investigate the world, and as an essential activity intrinsic to all artists and designers. As a primary mode of inquiry, drawing is a central means of forming questions and creating knowledge across disciplines. Through wide-ranging drawing approaches, students are prompted to work responsively and self-critically to embrace the unpredictable intersection of process, idea and media. To pursue these larger ideas, the studio becomes a laboratory of varied and challenging activities. Instructors introduce drawing as a dynamic two-dimensional record of sensory search, conceptual thought, or physical action. Students investigate materiality, imagined situations, idea generation, and the translation of the observable world. Formal and intellectual risks are encouraged during a sustained engagement with the possibilities of material, mark-making, perception, abstraction, performance, space and time. As students trust the drawing process, they become more informed about its uncharted potentials, and accept struggle as necessary and positive; they gain confidence in their own sensibilities.

Enrollment is limited to first-year undergraduate students.

Major Requirement | BFA

FOUND 1002-24 - STUDIO:DRAWING
Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

FOUND 1002-24

STUDIO:DRAWING

Level Undergraduate
Unit Experimental and Foundation Studies
Subject Foundation Studies
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-02-15 to 2024-05-24
Times: T | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM; T | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Instructor(s): Cheeny Celebrado-Royer Location(s): Auditorium, Room 510 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Studio: Drawing is pursued in two directions: as a powerful way to investigate the world, and as an essential activity intrinsic to all artists and designers. As a primary mode of inquiry, drawing is a central means of forming questions and creating knowledge across disciplines. Through wide-ranging drawing approaches, students are prompted to work responsively and self-critically to embrace the unpredictable intersection of process, idea and media. To pursue these larger ideas, the studio becomes a laboratory of varied and challenging activities. Instructors introduce drawing as a dynamic two-dimensional record of sensory search, conceptual thought, or physical action. Students investigate materiality, imagined situations, idea generation, and the translation of the observable world. Formal and intellectual risks are encouraged during a sustained engagement with the possibilities of material, mark-making, perception, abstraction, performance, space and time. As students trust the drawing process, they become more informed about its uncharted potentials, and accept struggle as necessary and positive; they gain confidence in their own sensibilities.

Enrollment is limited to first-year undergraduate students.

Major Requirement | BFA