Patria Regalario is a Filipino visual artist centering on illustration, wood pyrography, installation and murals.
Her art pays tribute to the function of images as exposed identities, visual narratives, philosophical case studies, and agents for social change. It introduces her personal visual deconstruction of socio-political and cultural realities to purposely enforce questioning, contemplation, and to move the spectator.
She had her first solo exhibit entitled Don’t Forget to Breathe in 2014 at Altro Mondo Contemporanea where she first discovered her fondness for wood. This was followed shortly after by De Anima in Kaida Contemporary, her first pyrography show in Manila. From here on out, Regalario pushes the boundaries of her medium to experiment more with wood art, and to explore more research-based and philosophical concepts as seen in her next shows, Purveyors of the Preferred View (2017) and Naïveté (2019), which were held in Altro Mondo and Metro Gallery, respectively. She has also joined several group shows in the Philippines
Regalario believes that collaboration, public art and community are vital in developing one’s creativity and identity as an artist. She asserts that the unpredictability of public environments, and working with unfamiliar identities keep art fluid, fiery, boundless, and grounded. She has participated in several art festivals in the Philippines including Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival (2013-2016), Manila Biennale (2017), and Katipunan Art Festival (2017).
She is a member of Quezon City-based comics collective, Malantot Komiks, where she illustrates and writes as her dark and more satirical alter-ego Amor Propio. In 2018, she teamed up with Baguio-based visual projections artist Goose Industria to create projection-mapped murals in various public places in the country. The duo, named Sulô Projects, have also started curating group exhibitions to promote the spirit of art and collaboration.