Miriam College High School ’89 Alumna Celeste Lecaroz held her first solo art exhibit last May 12-26 at the Gateway Gallery, titled “Spontanrealismus”.
Lecaroz draws inspiration from the Spontaneous Realism movement which is defined as a “spur-of-the-moment” style put forth by Austrian contemporary artist Voka.
According to an article in the Manila Times, Lecaroz has participated in major group exhibits since 2016; these include shows mounted by the Freedom Art Society at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC; Grupo Sining Batangueño in Batangas City; Miriam College alumnae; Ateneo Alumni Art Fair, University of Santo Tomas Museum, SM Stationery Art Fest, and Harmony Group Exhibition.
One of her biggest projects yet is a set of Jones Memorial Bridge paintings that she personally turned over to the Richmond County Museum in Washington DC, as a gift of the Philippine government to celebrate the 100th year of the Jones Act for Philippine Independence.
Her paintings include portraits of Manuel Quezon, Ernest Hemingway, the Dalai Lama, Milan Kundera and Nick Joaquin, among others.
Her work was also exhibited in Miriam College Lower School.
Lecaroz was formerly a news anchor for the ABS-CBN News Channel.