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kristone capistrano artist collector award-winning filipino art dormition kinokuniya
kristone capistrano artist collector award-winning filipino art dormition kinokuniya

17 March – 22 May 2022

5-6 Feb, 2022
Open Studio, The Rocks Sydney


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12 – 30 January 2022
In Substratum, Woollahra Gallery, Sydney

21 October, 2019
Exhibition Review, Manila Bulletin

10 September, 2019
Solo Exhibition, Manila

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24th of March, 2019
SBS Interview

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11th of February 2019

* Homecoming exhibition – Ayala Harbour Point – Olongapo City, Philippines, Feb 9 – 22
* Group Exhibition – The Art Space, Singapore Feb 18 – 25
* Dobell Drawing Prize – National Art School – March 27

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1st of November 2018
SYDNEY – SOLO EXHIBITION at Wedge Gallery, Kinokuniya
Lv 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Featuring large-scale immersive portraits, ‘His Eyes Looketh’ is the result of Kristone’s ongoing research into the human face as a mysterious site of transcendence.

The exhibition runs from Nov 15 – 26
Open Monday to Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

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22nd of Sept 2018
Visiting Artist in Residence – King George V International School, Hong Kong
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kristone capistrano KGV King George V International School Artist Visit Workshop
kristone capistrano KGV King George V International School Artist Visit Workshop
kristone capistrano KGV King George V International School Artist Visit Workshop

A massive thank you to the staff and students of KGV for welcoming me this past week. It was such a highlight for my trip here in Hong Kong. KGV definitely has one of the most impressive Visual Arts High-School Department I’ve seen, including five studio classrooms, five full-time talented and dedicated art teachers, a technical officer, fully equipped printmaking and ceramic facilities (even an etching press!). Great staff with super talented students! I still can’t believe the students were writing and researching about me as an artist ❤

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2nd of Aug 2018
Hong Kong Artist Residency
August & September 2018






1st of June 2018
@ Crowther Contemporary, Melbourne







30th of May 2018
My art schedule for the coming months!

July 6 – 25, “Forgotten Faces”, Solo Exhibition, @crowther_contemporary, Melbourne 🇦🇺
July 9, 10, “Drawing Workshop”, @4a_aus , Sydney
July 11 – Aug 1, “Artist Internship/Mentorship” @nationalgallerysingapore 🇸🇬
Aug 2 – 30, Artist residency and exhibition @tonglauspace, Hong Kong 🇭🇰              September 1 – 20, “Holiday/Arts-Networking” Shenzhen, Shanghai 🇨🇳, Manila? 🇵🇭, Malaysia? 🇲🇾🏖, Thailand? 🇹🇭🏝
September 22 (date tbc), “Charcoal Drawing Workshop” @blacktownarts 🇦🇺            October 17 – 30 “His Eyes Looketh”, Solo Exhibition, at Wedge Gallery @kinokuniya_sydney @thegaleries
June – September 2019, Artist Residency and Exhibition @ Sheen Centre, NYC 🇺🇸.





7th of May 2018
WINNER. People’s Choice Award, Muswellbrook Art Prize.

Musswellbrook Art Prize Competition






13th of February 2018

Liverpool Artist Studio Kristone Capistrano





10th of February 2018 – Interview with SBS RadioSBS Interview Kristone Capistrano





5th of February 2018 – Finalist for the Muswellbrook Art Prize.

Musswellbrook Art Prize Competition

My’ Self-Portrait’  was selected as a finalist for the ‘Works on Paper’ category for the 2018 Muswellbrook Art Prize. The winners will be announced on the 10th of March.


20th of January 2018 – ‘Enter The Picture: Emerging Sydney Artist’, Gaffa Gallery

Enter The Picture: Emerging Sydney Artist Gaffa
My new drawing titled ‘Thirst’ was sold on the opening night.


2nd of December 2017
WINNER. Local Artist Prize & People’s Choice Award, Blacktown City Art Prize 2017.


“…an arresting yet optimistic depiction of a new-born baby. ‘The work was technically proficient, went beyond grace…’ The judges said.”



18th of November 2017 – China & Hong Kong Study Trip

As a recipient of the New Colombo Scholarship, I was able to undertake a three-week study trip through Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenzhen to immerse myself in the culture of Greater China. Travelling with a group of artists, fashion designers, textile makers and software engineers, I had the opportunity to collaborate in the making of wearable technology, exhibited at the Woolmark building in Hong Kong, and will be presented during Sydney Design Festival in 2018.


24th of October 2017

Open Studios-Open Invites. Next Thursday 4-6pm. 37 Greens Rd, Paddington.


18th of October 2017

Finalist for the upcoming 2017 Fisher Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre.

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The portrait of my younger brother Kirk was sold during the exhibition.


24th of August, 2017

Winner. Commended Prize. 2017 Lloyd Rees Youth Memorial Award. Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney



14th of July 2017

Winner – $10,000. 2017 Royal South Australian Portrait Prize, Adelaide.

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Winner of the $35,000 prize – Black Swan Portraiture Prize, Perth.

Black Swan Portraiture Prize Kristone Capistrano Charcoal Drawing

“The portrait freezes violence and tragedy, but it is the eyes that rivet attention… By focusing on the face and by enlarging it into a scale so big, it almost gives the audience a reason to stop and look…”