KATRINA PALLON is a visual artist working with the medium of paint, photography, and masks. She also works as a freelance illustrator, book and graphic designer.
In April 2007, she graduated as a Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines- Diliman with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. A maximalist whose creative works are highly influenced by the intricacies of Viennese and French art nouveau, her paintings, illustrations, and photographs attest to her love for elaborate designs and her knack for romanticizing even the simplest of subjects. Her works echo her enthrallment to fairy tales and myth which she fuses with ornate Pan-Asian motifs, and exquisite blooms. Her subjects more often than not comprise of dark, melancholic, sometimes mystical figures; fleeting beauty; masks; mystery; and women. Using warm, vivid tones, she translates these images into paintings and photographs.
Since 2007, she has been part of several group painting exhibitions with venues including Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, Artasia Gallery, Verdana Art Gallery, Krem Contemporary Art, Secret Fresh, and Vinyl on Vinyl. Her works have been featured in eight publications: (1) the Epson EPIX Best Images 2005 coffee table book, wherein two of her photographs which were both awarded as part of the 200 Best Images 2005 by Epson Photo Imaging Exposition were included; (2) a UNICEF handbook on Child Protection for which she did illustrations and a cover art; (3) Expeditions: The 1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction Compilation launched by Fully Booked; (4) The Manila Times’ Life and Times section in an article regarding her first solo exhibit (20 October 2008); (5) Meg Magazine’s March 2009 issue (The Inspired Ones: Young Achievers Under 25); (6) Jagazine's June 2010 issue in which her art was featured and one of her photographs was used for the cover; (7) Entrepreneur Magazine 2010 issue in an article regarding Midnight Masquerade, her online mask shop; and (8) The Philippine Daily Inquirer's Lifestyle section regarding one of her most recent exhibitions, "Nurturer, Virgin, Monster" (01 July 2012).
She presently lives in Sta. Ana, Manila with 8 delightful cats. She also participates in spoken word events, sings for goth band Scarlet Tears, plays bass for grunge band Narcotic Venus, and continues to produce masks, photographs, paintings, and illustrations profusely with the hope of improving more on her craft.