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Ernest Concepcion was born in Manila, Philippines, where he obtained his BFA. In 2002, he moved to the United States.
Upon arriving in Brooklyn, he participated in a number of art residencies including LMCC Workspace Program, Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace program, Artists Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, LMCC Swing Space Program at Governors Island and an artist residency in Beijing, China via NY Arts.
These programs, as well as extensive studio time, led Concepcion to break from the formulaic style of the drawings and explore approaches to conflict that were entirely new to him and create an new series of works that comprised painting, sculpture and installation, as well as drawings.
His work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally, including four solo shows in the last two years. In 2011 he was a New York Foundation for the Arts finalist and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant nominee.
Concepcion is currently a full-time artist working on among other things a sci-fi graphic novel.