Far Eastern University Special Lecturer Dexter Sy was recently named the winner of Alliance française de Manille’s Philippine Artist Residency Program 2017. Sy will be in France from August 1 to September 8, 2017 and will have a solo exhibition on September 7.

Sy shared he is excited to collaborate with other residency artists and his presentation will likely be similar to his recent Form of the Formless one-man show at the Ayala Museum.

The award-winning artist is already an established name in the international art scene as he has already conducted exhibitions in China, Italy, Japan, Germany, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United States since graduating from FEU with a degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising in 2005.

“My works evolve more on concept and its more mature now and simple.”

Sy offered an advice for young artists who dream of thriving in the local art scene.

“You need to be very sensitive, ready to fail, work hard and do your best, and lastly what ever you do put God first.