Gel Jamlang received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (y. 2000) . She began her career as an artist for home design companies, painting large scale flower murals and eventually exhibiting her work at the Philippine Consulate in New York city. She moved on to painting surreal portraits in watercolor and received awards for RAW Baltimore and RAWawards Visual Artist of the Year 2012 (rawartists.org) . She became a freelance illustrator in the mid-2013 (Clients include: New Republic Magazine, Intro Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Foreign Policy Magazine, LENNY LETTER etc). She's also done graphic design and cover illustration work for Graphic Audio (graphic audio.net). In 2016, she taught two illustration classes at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD). Gel is currently an art instructor at Artworks Studio in Bethesda while freelancing as an illustrator.
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AWARDS/////Visual Artist of the Year 2012(national title) RAW Awards(rawartists.org)/Visual Artist of the Year 2012 RAW Baltimore/////
FEATURES///Speaker at TedxBaltimore: An Artists Journey(Sept.30,2013 at UMBC Fine Arts), Always Me!: Self-Portraits of Global Illustrators(Inspire series), Hardcover by DOPRESS books, Juxtapoz, Juxtapoz Erotica, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom, Supersonicelectronic, Artslant, Ape to the Moon, Orion Magazine(Spain), Idol Magazine(UK), QI Post(China), Glossom Blog, Pussies on Parade, Coda Entertainment, Chapter89 Magazine, They Draw and Cook, A Perfect Day For Bananafish, CHAPTER89 Magazine, IGNANT, Coda Label, Dan Abbey Interview, Fashion156, 2Illustration, iArtistas Issue#10 , Paint Pens Collective, Juxtapoz(Aug 2014), The Kind Artist(Jan 7, 2015)
ILLUSTRATION///Lenny Letter, Guitar World Magazine, Foreign Policy Magazine, New Republic Magazine
EXHIBITS////Jan 21-Feb 11, 2017 MELTED CITY 4 (Curated by Louie Cordero and Jordin Isip) Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines///Dec 1-Dec 30, 2016 Artworks Group Bethesda at the Bethesda Library///Nov 3-Dec 10, 2016 MUSES OF MOUNT HELIKON IV at Helikon Gallery 3675 Wynkoop St. Denver,CO 80216/// April 30, 2014 NEW NATIVES at Lightbombs Contemporary, Hong Kong///Nov. 7-27, 2013 SURPASSING EDGES at SPACEWOMb Contemporary Art Gallery, Manhattan, New York///Sept. 14-Oct. 18, 2013 ADIEU at SPACEWOMb Contemporary Art Gallery Long Island, New York City(currently 57 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002)///July 13-Sept 21, 2013 Solo exhibit at Rocket to Venus, Hampden, Baltimore, MD///May 29-31, 2013 "Brown Strokes on White Canvas", Philippine Embassy, Washington DC//April 27, 2013 "5th Annual Charm City Fashion Show", Visual Artist Participant, Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD//April 26, 2013-May 1, 2013 "Gel Jamlang Solo Show", TATU 2nd Flr Gallery, Baltimore, MD//April 18, 2013 "People in Motion", Artspace Warehouse, Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA//Feb 7 - Mar 2 2013 “Venus Envy”, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD// Jan 5 - Feb 2 2013 Solo exhibition at The Laughing Pint, Baltimore, MD//Dec 3 - Jan 5 2012 “Portrait Art Show”, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD//Dec 3 - Jan 5 2012 “Art of the Urban Environment”, Cakewalk Gallery, Baltimore, MD// Nov 15 2012 “RAW Baltimore Semi-Finals Show”, Luckie's Tavern, Baltimore, MD//Jul 13 2012 “Mixology by RAW Baltimore”, Luckie’s Taven, Baltimore, MD//Mar 12 2012 “Human/Nature”, Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY//Sept 2011 “International Tsai-Mo Fan Art Exhibition”, Taichung City, Taiwan