Pacita Abad: Woman of Color

Pacita Abad's painting is characterized by color, constant change and experimentation from the 1970's right up to her passing in 2004. Her most extensive body of work consists of her vibrantly colorful, mixed media textile collages, abstract assemblages, trapunto paintings, paper collages and prints. Many of these are large canvases incorporating hand stitched textiles, ribbons, sequins, buttons and beads, but there are also a number of smaller colorful collaged or embellished works. A disciplined and prolific painter, Pacita created over 4,500 artworks, and one of her last public art projects was the painting of the 55-meter long Alkaff Bridge in Singapore - which she covered with over 2,000multicolored circles - just a fewmonths before she died. A truly global artist, her paintings were shown in over 200 museum and galleries, with 75 solo exhibitions, in Asia, U.S., Australia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Pacita's paintings are now in 25 museums and other public, corporate and private art collections in over 70 countries. For more information: