War and conflict

"The 1899 Philippine-American War is not the sort of topic the Filipino public likes to talk about." --- Reynaldo C. Ileto, "The Philippine-American War: Friendship and Forgetting" (2002)

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Mik Gaspay

2012 Print. Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist.



Mik Gaspay

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Mik Gaspay is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works with found objects, painting and sculpture. His practice investigates translated meanings of commonplace products and structures: drawing from the tension between functionality, purpose and language he conjures up expressions fused from readymade signification, history and uncertainty. His work queries for meanings embedded in the materials within objects we consume and encompass our lives with.

Mik Gaspay was born in Quezon City, Philippines and migrated to Palo Alto, California at the age of 9. He received a B.F.A. in Illustration/Design from the California College of Arts and Crafts and later attended the California College of the Arts for his M.F.A. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.


  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: San Francisco, CA, USA