Don Maralit Salubayba
graduated at the Philippine High School for the Arts and received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines in 2000. Although he began his career focusing on painting and drawing, his interest quickly shifted to working with light and shadow when he became a key participant and teacher of Anino Shadowplay Collective (www.anino.tk). When he returned to painting, he found himself immediately drawn to the struggle between light and dark, experimenting with translucence by laminating his sketches and mixing digital animation and actual puppetry. He has exhibited his works at various galleries and museums here and abroad such as the Ayala Museum, Boston Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Kulay Diwa Art Galleries, and Anita Gallery, Center for the Arts in San Antonio, Zambales , DUMBO Art Center and Goliath Visual Space both in New York City.
He has participated in the First International Shadow Theatre Festival held in Greece in 2000 and at the Multi media festival entitled The F.O.B. Show held at the Binddlestiff (www.binddlestiff.org) in San Francisco, California(2005)
Don also received an Asian Cultural Council grant to participate in a residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City in 2004-2005.
He won Special Jury Prize Award and Voice Award at the recently concluded Singapore Short Film Festival held at the Substation Art Center in Singapore for his animation piece, A Not So Giant Story.
He currently teaches art at the Ayala Museum and Philippine High School for the Arts.