Julie Lluch

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Julie Lluch (5 March 1946- ) is a sculptor known for her expressive portrayals of women in clay.

She received a bachelor of philosophy degree at the University of Sto. Tomas but never had formal artistic training. She grew interested in art when she married painter Danilo Dalena. Since her husband thought one painter in the family was enough, she chose to go into sculpture instead, inspired by watching a potter on television.

Her earlier works tended to focus on gender issues, using playful symbols. From the late 1990s she has created realistic sculptures of women and some portrait sculptures.

She has two daughters with her husband, from whom she is now separated. Both daughters are also involved in the arts.


Some of her works

  • Si Picasso at Ako
  • Cutting Onions Always Makes Me Cry
  • Hearts and Cacti series
  • Philippine Gothic
  • Filipina 1898 (1998)
  • Statues of the First Chief Justices Cayetano Arellano and Jose Abad Santos (2003)
  • Statue of Ninoy Aquino and Evelio Javier

Some of her awards

Some of her exhibits

  • Art and Faith. Art Center, SM Megamall (1998)
  • Asian Modernism. Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia (1995)
  • Earth Art of Julie Lluch-Dalena. Metropolitan Museum of Manila (1991)
  • Third Asian Art show. Fukoka Museum, Japan (1989)
  • New Sculptures. Cultural Center of the Philippines (1988)
  • Hearts and Cacti. Ayala Museum (1982)
  • Cacti and Other Terra-Cottas. Ayala Museum (1979)


  • Kintanar, Thelma and Ventura, Sylvia Mendez. Self Portraits: Twelve Filipina Artists Speak. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1999.

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