Bio: Marconi Calindas is an accomplished Filipino painter and journalist. For four years, he was a full-time reporter for the Saipan Tribune, a daily newspaper in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan).
Marconi has chosen to focus his talents on his painting career. He has been called the "Britto of Micronesia," a moniker that describes his vibrant use of color and lines to convey his ommitment to socially and environmentally relevant issues.
Marconi’s several exhibition venues include: Menlo College (2012), Magnet SF (2012), Intermedia Arts Gallery, Minneapolis MN (2011-2012), Project Transit Rock Papers Scissors Collective Gallery in Oakland (2011), Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (2011), Billy De Frank LGBT Center San Jose (2010-2011), Newpark Mall Cultural Center in Newark CA (2011), The Artists Alley Gallery SF (2011), Cantina Lounge and Gallery SF (2011), A-forest Gallery (July 2010) New York City, San Francisco City Hall Office of the Supervisors (2010), and Aspect Gallery SF (2009), among many others.
He has been selected to exhibit and facilitate an art workshop at the San Francisco’s Children’s Creativity Museum formerly known as “Zeum” for June 2012 he dubbed “Rainbow Connection” in time for the SF Pride Month. His other projects also include: a book cover collaboration with the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration San Francisco for its 2012 Annual Report to be distributed around the globe; internationally renowned alternative folk music group, “Ang Grupong Pendong” to execute art designs and exhibitions during the group’s 2012 concert tour in the US; Production designing for the American Center of Philippine Arts 2012 dance musical; book projects for filmmaker and Simon and Schuster author James Scurlock; and several exhibitions in and out of San Francisco.
Marconi’s Mariana Islands collection of destination art continues to capture island guests and visitors both on Saipan and Guam as his Wear-A-Marconi souvenir shirts remain one of the bestselling destination shirts at the premier DFS Galleria Saipan and Guam.