Photo by Aleyn Comprendio

Valerie Ann Chua is a self-taught visual artist from Manila, Philippines who specializes in traditional media such as watercolor, gouache and acrylic and is also skilled in traditional and digital collage work. Her work is predominantly influenced by East Asian watercolor artists and magical realism literature and poetry.

"Imbued with femininity and grace, her work captures the quiet sort of life, coupled with a seeming reverence for silence and spaces. [...] Val works with a lot of colors, but they come in whispers instead of shouts. She catches your eye, instead, with quiet and intimate moments." -Carina Santos, Manila, This Is Art

Select Clients: Keds, Clinique, Lenovo, Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Garage Magazine, Rogue Magazine, Designare Magazine Singapore, Crested Tees


2014 | Animystics, Light Grey Art Lab, Minnesota
2014 | BAS Seasonal, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
2014 | Light of Hope, Salt and Fat, New York
2013 | Bloom Arts Festival, Cubao Expo
2013 | Macro and Micro, Light Grey Art Lab, Minnesota
2012 | Ang INK’s Mabubulaklak Na Dila, Canvas Gallery
2012 | CARA x ArtInformal Pet Project, White Space Makati
2012 | Manilart 2012, SMX Convetion Center
2012 | Bloom Arts Festival, Cubao Expo
2012 | Fashionary Exhibition Hong Kong
2012 | Clinique, White Space Makati
2012 | 16/16, Archaeology Wing Power Plant Mall
2011 | Keds Sneaker Exhibit, Secret Fresh
2011 | Backyard of the Universe, Heima Makati, solo exhibit
2011 | Ambassadors of the Philippine Brand, Ayala Malls
2009 | Art In Site: Covers Project, Ayala Museum