Gallery: Rubio and Friends @GalerieJoaquin

“Rubio and Friends” at Galerie Joaquin Rockwell

Show runs December 27, 2021 to January 15, 2022

Throughout his three decade-long career as an artist, one thing Dominic Rubio has learned to cherish most are the artists he has met in his journey. These are people he has learned to hold dear, cherish and respect. As he celebrates his 51st birthday this December that many of his friends have agreed to join him in an exhibit dedicated to exactly that – to friendship – is something that has excited him to no end.

These are friends from different times or parts of his life. Some like Bayani Ray Acala and Jerry Morada are friends from his hometown days in Paete, Laguna. Edwin Tres Reyes and Aljo Pingol, he met during his studies at the University of Santo Tomas, Carlo Magno, Richard Arimado, Karina Baluyut, Aileen Lanuza and Vincent de Pio were colleagues at the Guevarra Group of Artists while Faico and Ram Mallari he met when he became actively involved in sculpting. Now during his latest years as a senior artist at Galerie Joaquin, he has met many more friends including Mario de Rivera and Edwin Wilwayco.

Artist friendships are often synonymous with collaboration and creation. The exhibit also features a preview of how friendship and relationships between artists can develop as a conversation through art and how it becomes a fundamental part of each individual’s artist practice.

“Rubio and Friends” will open with an artist reception on December 27, 2021, 5pm at Galerie Joaquin’s newest branch at R3 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati. The exhibition will run until January 15, 2022. For inquiries, contact Galerie Joaquin at +63 915 4145502 or email

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