Past Exhibitions

Relaxation is a State of Mind

February 17 - March 16, 2024

Mark Salvatus's solo exhibition at The Drawing Room asks about ways to relax. Salvatus's proposition on relaxation is centered around the word 'state,' which connotes many things— a condition, a situation, or a mode of being.


February 17 - March 16, 2024

"Echoes" is a collection of artist books that was shaped into emolished structures. Interiors of these structures consist of photographs that show residual traces of what was once, probably, someone's house.


February 17 - March 16, 2024

In presenting ten plank-like paintings for the exhibition, the artist critiques the Western modernist trope of minimalist paintings leaning on walls. Influenced by artists such as John McCracken, Blinky Palermo, Raoul de Keyser, Marthe Wery, and Jo Baer, the artworks challenge the boundary between sculpture and painting.

Promised Land

January 13 - February 10, 2024

In a literal, allegorical, and abstract sense, The Promised Land is an embodiment of a long-sought desire, a destination where one’s hopes are realized on arrival. Such a vision is what Victoria Montinola brings to light.

Everything We Don’t Know

January 13 - February 10, 2024

“Everything We Don’t Know” by Gene Paul Martin confronts the problems posed by the history of painting, creating a spectacular evisceration of what we do know of our modernist past into painterly amalgamations of ethno-futurism and animism, magical realism and mutant abstraction, as well as a haunting-ontological aesthetic on the idea of man.

Unhappy Endings

October 28, 2023 - December 13, 2023

The Drawing Room regards 14 young artists and their painterly visions, gestures, and language, that suggest the gradations of artistic process of an incoming generation of contemporary Filipino painters.


December 14, 2023

Artists such as Habulan, Co, Justiniani, Mallari, Esquillo, and De Chavez experiment on formalism or abstraction to truthfully dwell on a genuine search for artistic possibility.

Young Filipino Painters Exhibition 2023

September 29, 2023 - October 27, 2023

The Drawing Room regards 14 young artists and their painterly visions, gestures, and language, that suggest the gradations of artistic process of an incoming generation of contemporary Filipino painters.

Systems, Structures, Scales

August 17 - September 16, 2023

In the spectrum of my art practice lies as an inherent premise - Systems, Structures, Scales - wherein I identify as the totality of my being. Looking back at the past — in archival research to previous projects, I see this as a potential of interconnection through recurring time and space, that the things I do may intersect or not, in a recurring motivation to arrive in the totality of art.

Splashings and Thunderclaps

July 18 – August 12, 2023

Enfolding through time and space, the waves from the sea reach distant shores in a neverending process of search, layering fluid information that is made and erased without cease, burgeoning towards the future away from past measures.

A Great Show

May 27 - June 27, 2023

A Great Show of great artists' works

Place of Origin

April 22 - May 20, 2023

Rocky Cajigan's second solo exhibition at The Drawing Room, Place Of Origin, is on view until May 20. Place of Origin is an intimate study of land as body, a prompt into the violences of dominance attitudes over the nonhuman.

Lola’s Lil’ Guerilla

April 22 - May 20, 2023

Alvin's grandfather served as a sniper in the Philippines during WW2. He often shared his war stories to the artist who was very young at the time. These stories, in addition to a life spent drowning in mental illness and the haunting ghosts of war, became part of an intergenerational sharing and succession of trauma and pain.

Pastures of Plenty

March 18 - April 15, 2023

Dominic Mangila presents a solo exhibition titled "Pastures of Plenty'' which features a new series of works that combines history painting and meta - narrative.

It’s Not a False Alarm.

March 18 - April 15, 2023

What the artists Kyungmook Kim, Inhwan Oh, and Ahram Jeong have in common is not the subject matter of their works but their tendency to deal with Korean society’s cultural issues in the perspective the Other, especially feminist and queer perspectives. These perspectives are manifested in their constant artistic efforts that visualize cultural issues long avoided by Korean society.

The Expanding Cluster of Particles and the Birth of New Planets

February 11 - March 11, 2023

Amy Aragon and Jay Ticar have been working on family and immigration by individually or collaboratively articulating meanings of home through architectonic configurations and constructing imagined scenes.

The memory of those lost paintings that disappeared with unrecognized view of life

February 11 - March 11, 2023

The memory of those lost paintings that disappeared with unrecognized view of life, is Maria Cruz's current solo exhibition that remembers and grieves several works she had lost on a flight to Melbourne last 2022.


January 7 - February 4, 2023

Conrado Velasco was born in Manila. Studied Architecture and Fine Arts @ University of the Philippines Presently resides in Berlin, Germany and Kilkenny, Ireland.

You Have to Hit Rock Bottom

January 7 - February 4, 2023

YOU HAVE TO HIT ROCK BOTTOM is a set of new works reflecting Abrugena’s approach to painting: building on a visual language that tests areas of discomfort, experimentation, and starting over repeatedly.

Free Phenomenon

October 15 - November 12, 2022

The latest collaboration between Cordero and De Guia revisits the usefulness of dialogue. Formed by distance, circumstance, and need; as well as by their own unique artistic vision, the works are indicative of the values of correspondence and interaction—like messages sent and retrieved.

Confetti United Inc.

September 13 - October 8, 2022

Yason Banal is an artist working with various forms and ideas traversing seemingly divergent systems. His work has been widely exhibited locally and internationally in galleries, museums, fairs, biennales and alternative spaces, most recently at ALT Philippines 2021 and 2020; Metropolitan Museum in 2020 and 2019; Asia Film Archive Singapore, SOAS London and 47 Canal New York in 2019 and Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. He is full-time faculty at the U.P. Film Institute and former coordinator at the U.P. Film Center.


September 13 - October 8, 2022

KoloWn showcases on canvas paintings, collages and on paper works. The collection is in contrast with their previous projects in the last 3 years that were mostly online, or physical shows with an online component. However, even though these works are rendered physically, they are a byproduct of KoloWn's explorations on the web, travels and public installations.

Postcards from the Alps

August 13 - September 3, 2022

Eddie Hara's Postcards From The Alps is an ongoing project started in 1996. It is a telling of the artist's numerous stories about his life in Switzerland through his iconic visual language.


August 13 - September 3, 2022

This exhibit is borne out of gut feels-inspired by old and new sentiments, concerns, and mild obsessions culled from the here and there of the everyday. Exploration of materials in pairing with the thoughts and feelings behind the works was casually but firmly sought out through. The joy of seeing the resulting visual impact was the chunk of motivation throughout the whole process of producing these works.

Possessed Projxxx Presents: Happy Hours!! Smelly Flowers!!!!

July 19 - August 6, 2022

the artist unveils an imaginary world which is as colorful as it is harrowing, mingling pop references (from cartoons to children's games) with images from the adult world.

May Tenga Ang Lupa

June 14 - July 9, 2022

May tenga ang lupa, may pakpak ang balita (The land has ears, the news has wings) is an aphorism that reminds us not only that contemporary realities have ancient roots but also that nonhuman actors matter in telling the story. In Rodel Tapaya's own words, it is these stories that give us existence: myths and folktales are our ancestors".

Pro Forma

May 7 - June 4, 2022

Pro Forma” encapsulates this growing tendency. The Markov chain as representative of stochastic models mutates and seeps into present binds and contradictions of historicization vis a vis futurity.

The hem of a long conversation

April 2 - April 30, 2022

The Filipino culture has been shaped by hundreds of years of colonization, navigating in globalization, and persisting revolt to self-determination. It is often asked how do Filipinos define their identity because of our history.


April 2 - April 30, 2022

Life is known to us through the aid of the senses, the miraculous filters of awareness, without which, we might cease to exist in the current context or perhaps inhabit unknown dimensions of being. The body seemingly functions as an organic tool inherent to evolving biological memory that helps stimulate consciousness.

Terms and Conditions

February 26 - March 26, 2022

Terms and Conditions, a 3-person show featuring artists Maria Cruz, Manuel Ocampo and Gerardo Tan

It Wasn’t Just A Bad Dream

February 27 - March 26, 2022

Jigger Cruz' thick impasto paintings mines the depth of the figurative through abstraction.

Stills From A Year Of Living Dangerously

February 1 - 19, 2022

Maya Munoz was born in 1972. She studied painting at San Jose State University. In 2003, she relocated back to the Philippines. She is an Ateneo Art Awards recipient and has been exhibiting with The Drawing Room, Art Informal and Silverlens Galleries since 2007. She lives and works in Bicol.