Yasmin Sison-Ching

b. 1972, Cavite, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Yasmin Sison-Ching began her art education at the University of Philippines, Diliman, in 1988. She holds a degree in Humanities and Fine Arts and graduated as a cum laude. In 1992-1993, she studied for the Philippines Certificate for Professional Education, and from 1994-1997 took the Philippines Bachelor of Fine Arts at UP Diliman, majoring in Painting. In 2001, Yasmin took the Philippines MA Art Education in UP Diliman. In 2008, her artwork ‘Bear’, from the ‘Into the Woods’ exhibition, fetched the highest price at the Borobudur auction in Singapore. Yasmin is married to fellow visual artist, Mariano Ching, and has a son named Haraya Ching. Her works are inspired by mass media, other artists, and everyday life.

In the early years of her practice, Yasmin began experimenting with abstract expressionism. She then moved toward representational imagery and has since made a mark with her unflinching portraits of children, capturing their emotional states as well as their physical and psychological transitions. In 1992, the artist assisted Emong Borlongan at the Cultural Center of the Philippines when he was teaching drawing at the summer workshop. Yasmin worked as a primary teacher at the Cavite Institute, Silang, Cavite from 1993 to 1994, and continued her professional experience as a lecturer in the Department of Arts and Letters at St. Benedict College, Alabang, Muntinlupa. She then taught grade school English and art full time for a year and pursued Fine Arts after that. She taught Humanities and Fine Arts at St. Scholastica’s College, Malate, Manila from 1998 to 2001, and was an instructor at the Ayala Museum from 1996 to 2006. Yasmin was one of the members of the Surrounded by Water Gallery in Mandaluyong, Manila, and returned to the Cavite Institute to continue her grade school teaching career from 2002 to 2006.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM THE ARTLING, NOVEMBER 2023.

Country: Philippines
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