Elmer Borlongan

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Elmer Borlongan (1967- ) is a contemporary Philippine painter. He is one of the CCP Thirteen Artists Awardees. He and his artist-wife, Plet C. Bolipata, live in San Antonio, Zambales.



He started taking painting lessons under Fernando Sena when he was 11. He studied at the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts, Major in Painting.


He has held numerous exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. He was an Artist-in-Residence in ARCUS Ibaraki, Japan in 1996. He has works in the collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Bencab Museum and the Pinto Art Museum. He currently resides with his artist-wife Plet C. Bolipata in San Antonio, Zambales.

Some of his achievements

  • Award for Continuing Excellence and Service, Metrobank Foundation (2004)
  • Artist of the Month, GSIS Museum of Art, Manila (1997)
  • Thirteen Artists Award, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (1994)
  • 2nd Prize, Oil Painting Category, Metrobank National Painting Competition, Manila (1992)
  • 2nd Prize, Oil Painting Category, Metrobank National Painting Competition, Manila (1988)

Solo Exhibits

"Ditoy Ili Mi (My Town)", Sitio Remedios, Currimao, Ilocos Norte (2009)

"Ordinary People", Orange Gallery, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (2009)

  • Rocking Horse, 1/of Gallery, Taguig City (2006)
  • Joyride, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City (2005)
  • Deboto, West Gallery, Mandaluyong City (2003)
  • Teritoryo, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City (2002)
  • A Decade of Drawing, Anita Gallery CASA San Miguel, Zambales 2001
  • Lifeline, Drawing Room, Makati City (2000)
  • Mauway, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City (1999)
  • Barangay, Anita Gallery CASA San Miguel Zambales Tagapagmana, Hiraya Gallery, Manila (1995)
  • God Bless Our Trip, West Gallery, Mandaluyong City 1994
  • Aki, Boston Gallery, Quezon City (1993)




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