Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Roldy Aguero Ablao (Seattle) is an artist and educator. Originally from the island of Guam, he graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 and found himself working at a local museum shortly after. He began exploring and experimenting with visual art and performance as a form of heritage expression and preservation. Ablao is currently focusing on collaborative photographic experiences as a way to document and transform the stories and experiences of underrepresented and marginalized communities here in the Pacific Northwest.

Roldy received 2015 GAP funding to purchase a Westcott 5500 Ice Light Wrap-Around Handheld Dimmable LED Light which will help with “Island Spirits," a collaborative photographic experience creating portraits through an open and dialogic format.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.