Philippine Center New York


EXPANDING HORIZON by Kenneth John Montegrande
May 2 -13, 2022
Philippine Center Gallery

Kenneth John Montegrande is distinctly one of the few young Filipino painters with an international reputation. He is the first Filipino and also the first Southeast Asian artist whose work are housed in the prestigious collection of Yusaku Maezawa. Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and mega art collector who founded and currently directs the Contemporary Arts Foundation, based in Tokyo, Japan.

Montegrande is also, the youngest artist whose work forms part of the Malacañang Palace collection. Last July 15, 2019, two of his large-scale master works—TRANSFIGURINGS OF FRESHEST BLUE and PERLA DEL MAR DE ORIENTE—were welcome into the palace with a formal turnover ceremony held at The Old Main Office, Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace Compound.