Liza Ann Acevedo-Ilagan
Liza Ann Acevedo-Ilagan, a senior professor at the University of the Philippines Baguio Fine Arts, is an artist best known for her embossed metal artworks depicting the rich Cordillera culture and design motifs found in the indigenous and traditional art forms in the region, employing the metalworking technique repoussé, or repujado in Spanish (which means “to push”). Liza explores the possibilities of this technique through the different forms of metalwork she has experimented on and learned through researching this ancient technique of creating art forms through metal embossing/repujado.
She curated the Apunan Art Exhibit during the International Conference on Southeast Asian Crafts and Folk Arts held in Baguio CIty in November 2019. As Secretary-general of the National Delphic Council Philippines and founding chairman of the Grupong Damili Inc., she has been consistent and dedicated in her efforts to promote Philippine culture and arts through the conduct of art festivals, training-workshops, and other related events locally and internationally.