Award winning artist Marconi Calindas dabbles on black lines and pure hues as his trademarks of distinctive rendering style. While his subject matter varies from pop icons to triumphs of the human spirit, it’s the boldness of his visual vocabulary that holds the viewers attention and continues to attract a widening audience. Marconi Calindas has been a resident artist in San Francisco. Translating his art onto clothing using designs inspired by Guam and Northern Mariana Islands. Stateside, he has been invited to display his work in public art projects ranging from San Francisco City Hall, Children's Creative Museum, SoMARTS Gallery SF, Hotel Triton Mezzanine Gallery, Magnet SF and Menlo College to exhibits at A-Forest Gallery NYC, Intermedia Arts Gallery Minneapolis, Artists Alley SF, Bayfair Mall (San Leandro, CA), Newpark Mall (Newark, CA) and Aspect Gallery in San Francisco among many others. A grand prize winner for the New Era Introducing Global Creative Project North America 2012 competition, Marconi’s winning piece that tackled a sensitive subject about teen bullying and suicide was showcased in five key art cities in the US: New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Miami and in Toronto, Canada from October to November 2012. His recent achievement is his douse of Art Direction for the recently released short film 'Prinsesa (2014)' where he won Outstanding Art Direction for his creation for the film during the Scary Cow Short Film Festival held in San Francisco, CA. He also has been selected out of 6,500 submissions from around the globe for the 2014 Embracing Our Differences Outdoor Exhibit in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. His painting has been enlarged to over 10-ft billboard panel for the annual exhibition. Furthermore, his works have also been featured as cover images in publications for the Organization of Refuge, Asylum and Migration International in 2012 and 2013 publications. San Francisco's Office of the Supervisors honored Marconi with a Certificate of Recognition for adding pride to San Francisco's art scene and for advocating on equality and understanding for the troubled members of its community. He is currently promoting the recently released children's book about bullying 'Of Petals and Hope: Sonny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying' which he co-wrote and illustrated was launched at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Recent exhibition includes: Gallery 417 Los Angeles - Colorful and Proud Solo Exhibition (2014) and City Art Gallery San Francisco - Freak Show (2014) and Eastside Arts Alliance Oakland - Welga (2014)
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