Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay na

Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines. His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally. He has been an artist in residence and instructor for Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Tacoma Art Museum (NEA Supported), Seattle Art Museum, the James and Janie Washington Foundation, Wing Luke Asian Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library. 

"A significant part of my work explores the role(s) individuals and groups assume as they pass and/or enter environments. The tools we employ to process information and the context of our understandings are themes found in my work."

Dugay na, meaning “no longer new” or “a long time now,” in the Mindanao Bisaya/Cebuano language of the Philippines, is part of an evolving series of intricately patterned prints and mix media on paper. With this project Bustillo is continuing to explore how shifts in metacognition play important roles for cultures, individuals, and the creative process. Each piece can act as a narrative, meditation tool, a spell, or all three. 

This exhibition is part of the Ames Family Cultural Diversity Series, the first in a series of four exhibitions featuring artists and themes highlighting cultural diversity through the visual arts.


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