Hometown: Davao City, Philippines
Based in: Cebu City, Philippines
Red Genotiva (b. 1993) was born in Davao City. As a child, he would draw characters from the Japanese anime that he saw on television. Soon, his hobby turned into a serious interest in the arts. He had a stint as a student of Fine Arts at the University of San Carlos, where he specialized in Painting (2014-2016). He did not complete his studies but he shifted to Multimedia Arts at the University of Immaculate Concepcion where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (2014). Among artists who influenced his art practice and unique stylistic approach, Genotiva cites Mark Ryden, Ron English, Charlie Immer, Naoto Hattori, Hikari Shimoda, and Yoko D'holbachie, to name but a few. His solo exhibitions include "Play House" at the Morning Light Gallery in Davao (2018), "Together We are Friends" at the Jose T. Joya Gallery in UP Cebu (2019) and “Children” at Art Portal Gallery for Contemporary Art Davao (2019). He has participated in a number of group shows in both Davao and Cebu City (2015-2018). Genotiva currently resides in Cebu City.
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