Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday | June 23 | 6 to 8pm
An Ayurvedic term for ‘air and space’, Vata is a meditation on both the far-reaching possibilities and the intimacy of drawing. Presented by City Center Gallery, Vata is an exhibition of graphite and charcoal drawings by local artist Jill Raymundo. Multiple drawings series comprise the exhibition, ranging from intricate, textural collage drawings of commonplace objects to large-scale cloudscapes based on images taken from an airplane window.
Born in Manila to architect parents, Jill Raymundo was drawn to visual art at an early age. Due to the country’s political unrest, her family immigrated to the United States when she was a year old, and she grew up in Toronto, Ontario; Columbus, Ohio and Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design on a full scholarship and graduated in 2004 with honors, in addition to studying at the AICAD New York Studio Program in Parsons School of Design.
Raymundo has divided her time in recent years between Manila, Vancouver and Portland, Ore. teaching art, contributing to the education department at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Antrhopology, and co-creating a small eco-friendly design studio. She has had solo and group shows at the Riffe Center in Columbus, the Smithsonian in Washington DC, and several galleries in New York City, the West Coast and Manila. She returned to Columbus in 2012 to pursue her art and design work.