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Ernest Concepcion
Brooklyn, NY

About the Artist

Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines—where he received his B.F.A.—and moved to the United States in 2002.

It was in the lonely town of Englewood, New Jersey, where he began “The Line Wars,” a series of black and white drawings depicting opposing forces engaged in ridiculous battle based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence. He then moved to Brooklyn and participated in a number of art residencies.

After extensive studio time and experimentation, he broke away from a formulaic style of drawing and began exploring different approaches to conflict. This explora…

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About the Artist

Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines—where he received his B.F.A.—and moved to the United States in 2002.

It was in the lonely town of Englewood, New Jersey, where he began “The Line Wars,” a series of black and white drawings depicting opposing forces engaged in ridiculous battle based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence. He then moved to Brooklyn and participated in a number of art residencies.

After extensive studio time and experimentation, he broke away from a formulaic style of drawing and began exploring different approaches to conflict. This exploration resulted in an entirely new series of works that includes paintings, sculptures and installations. Now with a significant body of work, Concepcion exhibits widely both here and abroad.

Artist’s Work

The lamb of gods
Ernest concepcion

The Lamb of Gods

By Ernest Concepcion

Petty bone eyes
Ernest concepcion

Petty Bone Eyes

By Ernest Concepcion

The birth of neptune
Ernest concepcion

The Birth of Neptune

By Ernest Concepcion

Mom
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M.O.M.

By Ernest Concepcion

Santa clara and the storm
Ernest concepcion

Santa Clara and the Storm

By Ernest Concepcion

The ki boys
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The Ki Boys

By Ernest Concepcion

Winter reunion
Ernest concepcion

Winter Reunion

By Ernest Concepcion

Panzer flanger
Ernest concepcion

Panzer Flanger

By Ernest Concepcion

Invasion of the membrane
Ernest concepcion

Invasion of the Membrane

By Ernest Concepcion

Cubao 2020 ayuz lang
Ernest concepcion

Cubao 2020 (Ayuz Lang)

By Ernest Concepcion

Hammerhead revenge
Ernest concepcion

Hammerhead Revenge

By Ernest Concepcion

Attack on port narvik 1940
Ernest concepcion

Attack on Port Narvik, 1940

By Ernest Concepcion

Selected Exhibitions

  • West Gallery (solo)
    Quezon City, Philippines, 2012
  • Blanc Gallery Manila Peninsula (solo)
    Makati, Philippines, 2012
  • Rockland Center for the Arts (group)
    Nyack, New York, 2011
  • UNTITLED Art Projects (solo)
    Los Angeles, California, 2011
  • Kentler International Drawing Space (solo)
    Brooklyn, New York, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • Nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
    2011
  • New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Finalist for the Drawing Category
    2011
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program Artist Resident
    2005

Education

  • University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Quezon City, Philippines,1999