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Orley hails from Toledo, Cebu, Philippines. He discovered a love for art at a very early age, doing portraits of himself and of family and friends throughout his growing years.
Orley left Cebu Province at 17 after a few semesters at the Cebu Institute of Technology taking up Architecture to make his mark in Manila. A series of jobs as an export handicraft artist led him all over the country from Pampanga, Paete, Laguna and Davao. He eventually returned to Cebu to study at the UP College of Fine Arts before leaving school to become a full-time artist.
The 39-year old artist has achieved much since his young years. A constant finalist in painting exhibitions in the Visayas and Metro Manila, Orley gained attention when he won the First Prize in the Art Association of the Philippines' National On-The-Spot Painting Competition in 2001. In the same year, Orley made his mark at the Art Petron National Painting Competition, bagging the Grand Prize in 2001 for "Ober-Ober". He won the Grand Prize in the same competition for the second time in 2004 for "Pamaling", earning him the honor of being the first Hall-of-Famer in the history of the Art Petron Painting Competitions. In 2008, Orley won the 2nd Prize in the GSIS Painting Competition for his piece, "Ahon", considered by peers and critics to be a breakthrough creation for its adherence to traditional technique but showing depth and variety in the artists' choice of subject and composition. It showed an evocative nature previously unseen in his earlier work. His current creations manifest the artist developing his objectives into themes that convey social issues, the human condition, and further expanding into new dimensions of his art. His latest achievements are winning the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine's International Painting Competition in the People and Figures Division for 2009, Honorable Mention in the latest Members Only Competition of the Portrait Society of America and the Grand Prize in the Amorsolo National Painting Competition. He was also recently given the Ani Ng Dangal award in 2011, an honor given by the National Commission of Culture and Arts of the Philippines.
Orley continues to paint his favorite scenes of life and culture while continuously evolving his traditional technique through study and awareness of contemporary art forms. He holds occasional exhibits in Metro Manila and is based in Pasig City, Philippines.FORMAL TRAINING
Cebu Institute of Technology, BS Architecture, Undergraduate
University of the Philippines, Cebu, AB Fine Arts, UndergraduateAWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED2012
First Place, Figurative Category for "Resurrection" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012
Most Ambitious Award Runner Up for "Incubus" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012
Finalist, Figurative Category for "Get Up", "Kakapa-kapa (Scrabbling)" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012
Honorable Mention, Members Only Competition for "Self-Adversary" - Portrait Society of America2011
Grand Prize Winner, National Painting Competition
1st Prize Winner, NCR Regional Painting Competition
The 1st Amorsolo Mentor and Apprentice Painting Competition - Fernando Amorsolo Foundation - Manila, Philippines
Awardee, Ani ng Dangal Awards - NCCA Philippines2009
Grand Prize, Challenge #54: People and Figures for "The Seekers"
International Artist Magazine International Art Competition
Published in the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 of International Artist Magazine2008
2nd Prize, GSIS Painting Competition for "Ahon" - Manila, Philippines2005
Honorable Mention, Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metrobank Plaza, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Honorable Mention, GSIS Painting Competition - Manila, Philippines2004
First Prize, 4th ArtPetron National Art Competition - Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines2004
First Prize, Cebuano Lhuillier Art Competition - Cebu City, Philippines2003
Third Prize, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of the late Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines2002
Honorable Mention, 19th Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metrobank Plaza, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Finalist, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines2001
First Prize, 1st National On-The-Spot Painting Competition, Art Association of the Philippines - Manila, Philippines
First Prize, 1st Art Petron National Painting Competition - Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Finalist, "Muntinglupa, Kahapon at Ngayon", 1st National Historical Painting Competition - Muntinglupa, Rizal2000
Second Prize, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of the late Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines
Finalist, 17th Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metro Bank Plaza, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines1997
Second Prize, Slogan (Mural) Painting Competition - Davao City, Philippines