Raena Abella

Raena Abella Portrait

Raena Abella is an artist based in Manila, Philippines. She studied Fine Arts, Major in Painting, from the University of the Philippines, and took further studies in Black and White Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City; Wet Plate Collodion at Gallery 44 in Toronto; and Platinum Printing at Penumbra Foundation in New York City. Her work has graced the exhibitions at Manila Contemporary, Mo Space, Art Center, Light and Space Contemporary, Ayala Museum, Finale Gallery, West Gallery, Blanc Gallery, Galleria Duemila, TAKSU Singapore, Artinformal and Artfair PH. Raena is currently focusing her photography on a new series ranging from landscapes to the human form. Her fine art explorations expand and dissolve the boundaries of the medium through digital photography and alternative photographic production processes such as wetplate collodion and silvergelatin print. As a testament to the alchemy of technique and intuition, Raena's work as an Operations Manager for a construction company and her training as a certified engine mechanic truly inform her unique artistic vision and visual narratives.