Emmanuel Garibay
WORKS WITH: Oil paint, pastels

The son of a Methodist pastor, he was raised in Davao, the multicultural city that nurtured his early interest in art. He discovered a love for painting while a student at the University of the Philippines. In 1993 Garibay held his first solo exhibition, which showed his ability to paint in oil, his favorite medium, and his talent to tell a story through art. Many of Garibay’s paintings focus on everyday people and places. He paints ordinary people in an attempt to portray them as political entities. In this way Garibay’s activism shows through in his work. He truthfully portrays ordinary people and places, leaving out the glamour that most Filipino artists add to their work. Garibay says, “It is the richness of the poor that I am drawn to and which I am part of that I want to impart in my art.

Born in 1962, Manny Garibay was given the prestigious Thirteen Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2000.


Born 1962 in Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines


Master of Arts in Divinity, 

Union Theological Seminary, Cavite, 1995 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 

University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1990 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 

University of the Philippines, Los Baños, 1984 

Selected Awards and Citations 

Thirteen Artists Awardee 

Cultural Center of the Philippines 

Manila, Philippines, 2000 


Second Place, Painting Category 

II Bienal del Baloncestoen Bellas Artes 

Madrid, Spain, 2000 


Diwa ng Sining Award 

National Commission for Culture and the Arts 

Manila, Philippines, 1994 


First Prize, Painting Category 

Art Association of the Philippines Annual 

Manila, Philippines, 1994 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2013 “Walang Sinasanto“, Vargas Museum, Quezon City 

2010 FISH, Faith, Institution, Society and History: 

 The Art of Emmanuel Garibay, Yale Institute Sacred 

 Music, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 

 City Wide Open Studios OMSC, New Haven, 

 Connecticut, USA 

 “Habang Papalayo”, Boston Gallery, Quezon City 

2009 “Recent Works”, Alliance Francaise de Manille, Makati City 

 “Laong Laan”, Artis Corpus Gallery, Ayala Museum, Makati City 

2008 “Puno’t Dulo”, Art Verite’ Gallery, Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, 


2007 “Pabaon”, Philippine Embassy, Washington DC 

 “Crux”, Canvas Inc., Ayala Museum, Makati City 

 “Different Tunes”, Utterly Art, 229A South Ridge Road, Singapore 

2006 “Mga Sulyap”, West Gallery, West Avenue, Quezon City 

 Genluna Gallery, Davao City 

 Zaandam, Neteherlands 

2005 Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod Israel 

 Uppsalla & Vasteras, Sweden 

2004 “Praxis”, Paramatta Heritage Centre, New South Wales, Australia 

 Amoldsheim Religious Akademia, Frankfurt, Germany 

 Duta Wacana University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

2003 Adelaide, South Australia 

 West Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City 

2002 “Alleluia”, Boston Gallery, Quezon City 

2001 Genluna Gallery, Davao City 

 Drawing Room, Makati City 

 Philippine Center Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 

2000 “Icons”, British Council Gallery, Manila 

 Solo Exhibition and Artist Residency, Union 

Theological College, Parramatta, NSW, Australia 

 West Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City 

1999 Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong 

 “Kristo”, Boston Gallery, Quezon City 

 “Emmanuel Garibay at Steinberger Hotel”, Berlin, Germany 

De La Salle University Gallery, Manila 

1997 “Lingon sa Pinanggalingan” Boston Gallery, Quezon City

 “Tanawin at Pananaw: Views and Viewpoints”, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City

 “Religious Images”, Crucible Gallery

1996 “Imahen” Imahenasyon at Lipunanan”, Boston Gallery, Quezon City 

 “Hiyang”, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City 

1994 “Todos Los Santos”, Boston Gallery, Quezon City 

 “Pasyong Pilipino”, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City 

 “Pasada”, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City