(b.1989, MANILA, Philippines)

Gabiola is an interdisciplinary artist, creative strategist & digital marketer living and working in OAKLAND & SAN FRANCISCO. His practice reclaims personal & collective narratives surrounding the echoes of immigration. His work creates dialogue centered around the multiplicity of what being an American means today – oftentimes exploring the photo collage, portraiture and visual poetics via digital, analog & alternative processes.

Key themes of his personal work are related to the family photo album, postcolonialism, futurism & ethnic identity.

CV - Selected


2023 Bachelors of Fine Art Photography, California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, CA *High Distinction
2020 Brownthought Academy, Kultivate Labs Marketing Bootcamp, San Francisco, CA

Selected Shows/ Group Exhibitions

2024 “Monochrome” Group Exhibition, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2024 {WAKE UP} Group Exhibition, GOOD Mother Studios, Oakland, CA
2024 “We Plant Our Feet in the Sky”, ARTogether Gallery, Oakland, CA
2024 METAMORPHOSIS Juried Exhibition, Mercury 21 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2023 SF MOMA Small Press Book Bazaar via Studio M’BOGE, San Francisco, CA
2023 TODO SE TRANSFORMA, Group Exhibition curated by Charles Lee, El Cerrito, CA
2023 SPRING 2023 FINE ARTS SENIOR EXHIBITION, SOMARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA2022 DEPTH OF FEELS, Minnesota Street Project Artist Studios, San Francisco, CA 
2022 NO WAY OUT BUT THROUGH 2022 Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA
2021 TENANT TAKEOVER, Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA
2021 RESILIENT LOVE BUNDLE, Berkeley Art Works Project, Berkeley CA 

Selected Awards/ Grants/ Residencies

2023 ARTogether Artist Mentorship Hub & Residency, Oakland, CA
2023 Ciricilio Photography Scholarship, California College of the Arts
2020 Faculty Honors Award, California College of the Arts


2022 "The Unreality of Time Part II", Self-Published, USA
2018 "The Unreality of Time", Self-Published PHILIPPINES