Rodolfo Paras-Perez, Philippine artist. award distinctive merit Art Directors Club Philippines, 1958; award Minerva Association, Philippines, 1961; award, 1972. Member Association International des Critiques d'art, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno Collegio dei Professori, Florence.
Paras-Perez, Rodolfo was born on April 7, 1934 in Manila. Son of Atilano Venasquez Perez and Anicia Paras.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, University Philippines, 1957. Master of Fine Arts, University Minnesota, Master of Arts in Art History, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard University, 1971.
One-man exhibitions include: Luz Gallery, Manila, 1962, 63, 69, 71, Boris Mirski Gallery, Boston, 1969. Numerous group exhibitions including VIII Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, Mostra International della Grafica, Florence, 1969, Interaction '71, Solidaridad Galleries, Manila, 1971, X Premi Internacional Dibuix Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain, 1971, Nudes '71, Galerie Bleue, Makati, 1971, Young Artists Around the World, New York City, 1971, Illeme Exposition International de Dessins Originaux, Moderna Galerija, Rijeka, Yugoslavia, 1972, Xl Premi International Dibuix Joan Miro, 1972, Small Gallery, Cultural Center Philippines, 1972, Uttar Pradesh Print Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1972, Pathways to Present, Galerie Bleue, 1973, Sining Tanan, designs for living, Galerie One, Manila, 1973, Form Probes, 1975. Represented in permanent collections: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy, Philadelphia Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, La Salle College, Philadelphia, University Minnesota Gallery, Tucson Public Schools, Oberlin (Ohio) College, Kansas Public Library, Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines, also private collections.
Associate professor College Fine Arts, University Philippines, since 1974. Chancellor Asean Institute Art, Manila. M.M. Castro scholar, 1953.
Smith-Mundt Fulbright fellow, 1961-1969. Grantee Asia Foundation, 1964. University Philippines fellow, 1967.
JDR 3d grantee, 1967. Harvard University travelling fellow, 1967-1968. Rockefeller fellow, 1968-1969.
Recipient award distinctive merit Art Directors Club Philippines, 1958. 1st and 2d prize graphic art Alumni Admissions Program Semi-Annual Show, 1962. 1st prize painting Art Association Philippines, 1961.
Award Minerva Association, Philippines, 1961. Gold medal Mostra International della Grafica, Florence, 1969. Araw ng Maynila award, 1972.
Professor College Fine Arts, University Philippines, since 1974. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Author: Beyond Art, 1974. Tolentino, 1976
Manansala, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member Association International des Critiques d'art, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno Collegio dei Professori, Florence.