Gregory Halili

b. 1975, Manila, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Gregory Halili carves and paints mother-of-pearl shells, creating memento moris. Halili received his B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He returned to the Philippines in 2013 after 25 years in the United States. Halili’s work focuses on the art of miniatures with an interest in the notion and idea of memory, life, death, and cycle.

His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and shows, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; The Hammond Museum and Sculpture Garden in Salem, New York; Ayala Museum in Makati City; Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City; West Gallery in Quezon City; Silverlens in Makati City and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. In 2016, Halili was one of the Filipino artists who presented at the Singapore Biennale.

Biography information from Silverlens, December 2022

Country: Philippines
Social Media: @gregoryhalili