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).
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