a Filipino Indigenous artist who harnesses the power of the sun to create pyrography drawings

Jordan Mang-osan

Jordan Mang-osan is the current President of Tam-awan Village Artists (TVA) Group. Jordan is a multimedia Igorot artist known for his “solar painting” and pyrography illustrations of Cordillera peoples and their social landscapes. His works are also inspired by the iconographies of Mountain Province cultures where he traces his indigenous roots.

Jordan Mang-osan’s

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About Jordan Mang-osan

On sunny days, Jordan, wearing a hoodie, sets up his studio roof deck and holds on to his magnifying glass.

He then begins the painstaking process of burning dots on the panel until a section of the image reveals itself. On cloudy days, he is inside on a different panel burning marks on the wood with a hot poker. He is a tireless worker who is bent on documenting the changing rites and rituals and landscapes of the Igorot way of life. His large-scale paintings and illustrations have been shown in galleries in Baguio City, Metro Manila, and abroad.

From 1992, he has mounted 15 solo exhibitions. Since 1987, he has joined more than 60 group shows in Baguio, over 50 group shows outside the city since 1990., and ten international group shows since 1992

In 1996, Jordan and other artists founded the Chanum Foundation that manages Tam-awan Village, an artist hub that includes cultural park, gallery spaces, and restaurant. at present, he also runs Roofless Art Studio (RAS) in Bayabas, Pico, La Trinindad, Benguet. RAS is where the artist lives with his family and also houses his studio and a craft shop

AWARDS

Dec 6, 2020 3rd Place Lamando Volkswagen Art Competition
Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
March 8-10 Guest Speaker: 1st Pugad Likha Art Festival
Hangtay Chnarian-Tukon, Batanes
April 7, 2018 Certificate of Recognition: \Project Care For Health: CAR ECO-Arts for Health; Exceptional Contribution and Support, 2018 Strawberry Festival
BSU, La Trinidad ; Municipal Hall, La Trinidad, Benguet
Dec. 12, 2017 Certificate of Appreciation: Contributor for the Gender Mainstreaming Program of the John Hay Management Corporation Specifically Woman’s Empowerment
Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Oct 4, 2017 Guest Artist: Arts an Fashion Event
Centennial Hall, University of Baguio
Nov 23, 2016 Benguet Everlasting Awardee: 116th Benguet Foundation Anniversary
Benguet Sport Center Multi-purpose Gymnasium, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet
June 26, 2014 Plaque of Golden Kayabang Award: La Trinidad 64th Foundation
Municipal Gym, La Trinidad, Benguet
March 3, 2007 Top 10, Philippine Regional Art Award 2007
National Museum, Manila
Nov 2005 Finalist, Phillip Morris Philippine Art Awards
National Museum, Manila
Nov 2002 First Prize, Cordillera Ecological Painting Competition
Baguio City
Dec 1999 Special Recognition in the Department of Tourism,
Field of Arts & Culture, Baguio City
Sep 1999 Nominated to the 1999 Annual Search
for Baguio City’s Outstanding Citizens
Apr 1997 Special Recognition for Arts & Culture
50th Anniversary of the Baguio Midland Courier
Jun 1994 Special Recognition for Arts & Culture
44th Foundation Day of La Trinidad
Sep 1993 Outstanding Artist
84th Anniversary of Baguio City’s Charter Day
Apr 1981 Artist of the Year, Pico Elementary School
La Trinidad, Benguet

SOLO ART EXHIBITS

Dec 2019 Pyrography
Tam-awan Village
Dec 2018 Arts of RAS
Tam-awan Village
Dec 2017 The Jordan Mang-osan Project
Tam-awan Village
Dec 2016 The Jordan Mang-osan Project
Tam-awan Village
Dec 2015 Arts form Trash
Tam-awan Village
Apr 2012 Pyrography and Solar Drawing
Tam-awan Village
Apr 2011 Best of Manny Pacquiao
Health 100 Gym
Oct 2007 Rituals of the Igorot
Pasilyo Victorio Edades CCP, Pasay City
Mar 2005 Solar Painting II
Hotel Tepeyec, Baguio City
Nov 2004 One Man Show
Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City
Sep 2003 Motifs and Images
Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City

GROUP SHOWS

Nov 2020 Harinuman
Tam-awan Village
Oct 2020 Ibarawid
Tam-awan Village
July 2020 Panag-imbag
Tam-awan Village
Jan 2020 Year of the Metal Rat
Tam-awan Village
Nov. 2019 Ibag-iw
Old Diplomat Hotel
March 2019 Bin-nadang di Kordilyera
ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Sept 2018 Pagwananwanan
Dal-luyon Cafe & Gallery, San Juan, La Union
Jan 2018 Year of the Dog
Tam-awan Village
OCt. 2017 Connection and Intersections: Art and Community Unite
The Museum, De La Salle University, Malate, Metro Manila
Jan 2017 Year of the Rooster
Tam-awan Village
Jan 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey
Tam-awan Village
May 2015 Throw Back, Igorot Way of Life
Atrium, NIST International, Bangkok, Thailand
Sep 2014 Ukay-Ukay II
Tam-awan Village
Dec 2013 ukay-ukay

Tam-awan Village

Apr 2012

Pyrography and Solar Drawing

Tam-awan Village

Apr 2011

Best of Manny Pacquiao

Health 100 Gym

Oct 2007

Rituals of the Igorot

Pasilyo Victorio Edades CCP, Pasay City

Mar 2005

Solar Painting II

Hotel Tepeyec, Baguio City

Nov 2004

One Man Show

Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City

Sep 2003

Motifs and Images

Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City

WORKSHOPS

Nov. 23, 2019 Solar Demo; Ibag-iw Festival
Old Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City
Nov 21, 2020 Solar Demo: Ibag-iw Festival
Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
April 22-23, 2019 Summer Camp Art Workshop: Solar Drawing Facilitator
SCCS, Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur
March 8-10, 2019 1st Pugad Likha Art Festival: Solar Drawing Facilitator
Hangtay Canarian-Tukon, Batanes
Oct 13, 2018 Solar Drawing Artworkshop Facilitator
Dal-luyon Cafe and Gallery, San Juan, La Union
March 9, 2018 Solar Drawing Art Workshop Facilitator
De La Salle University
Jan 24, 2018 Acrylic, Monoprint, Sand Art, Pencil Drawing and Solar Drawing in Humanities Course: Solar Drawing Facilitator
The Lopez Hall of Leaders, PMA, Baguio City
March 17, 2017 Tam-awan Village Art Workshop: Solar Drawing Facilitatpr
Liwa-liwa Integrated School, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Jan 20, 2017 Solar Drawing Art Workshop Facilitator
Bokod National High School, Bokod, Benguet
Feb 23, 2016 Mini Art Workshop-Care Outreach, RRCY: Solar Drawing Facilitator
Care, Sitio Payda, Sabln, Benguet
Aug 7, 2015 Art Workshop Series 2 : Solar Drawing FacilitatorAringay, Amphitheater, Aringay, La Union
July 26, 2015 TMI and Ilocos Art Workshop: Solar Drawing Facilitator
Farmers Camanggaan Center, San Juan, Ilocos Sur
Jun 6, 2016 Master Class on Stage Lighting Participant
Tam-awan Village Baguio City
May 17-23, 2015 Solar Drawing Art Workshop Facilitator
NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand
March 24, 2015 MAPEH Art Workshop: Solar Drawing Facilitator
KING Collage of the Philippines, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet
May 2014 5th Tam-awan International Art Festival: Solar Drawing Facilitator
Tam-awan Village Baguio City
Nov 9, 2013 2nd Ilocos Art Workshop-Solar Drawing Facilitator
Estrella A Delmar, Vical, Sta Lucia, Ilocos Sur
May 2013 4th Tam-awan International Art Festival: Solar Drawing Facilitator
Tam-awan Village Baguio City
July 14, 2012 Ilocos Art Workshop:Solar Drawing Facilitator
Sinait National High School, Ilocos Sur
July 14, 2012 Ilocos Art Workshop:Solar Drawing Facilitator
San Juan National High School, San Juan, Ilocos Sur
May 23, 2012 Solar Drawing Art Facilitator
Singapore
May 2012 3rd Tam-awan International Art Festival: Solar Drawing Facilitatot
Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2011 PRO-COR and Tam-awan Village
Art work shop (facilitator)
Kapangan , Benguet
PRO-COR and Tam-awan Village
Art work shop (facilitator)
Bokod, Benguet
May 2011 Demo on Solar Drawing,
2nd Tam-awan International Arts Festival
Baguio City
May 2010 Demo on Solar Drawing
Baguio City National High School,
Baguio City
2009 Dep-Ed Arts Festival (Facilitator)Teachers Camp
Jun 2007 Japanese Potter Workshop (Participant)
Tam-awan Village

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Dec 2020 10th TIAF (Grand Cañao) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2019 9th TIAF (Flavours of the Philippines) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2017 8th TIAF (Keeping the Stone Rolling) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
Dec. 2016 7th TIAF (Peace Pacts) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2015 6th TIAF (A Global Cordillera: Heroes, Legends and Treasures) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2014 5th TIAF (Cordillera Stories, Rituals & Beliefs Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2013 4th TIAF (Jewels of the Cordillera) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2012 3rd TIAF(Weaving Through The Arts) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2011 Tsunami Experience (Japan Tradegy) Singapore
May 2011 2nd TIAF(Weaving Through The Arts) Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2010 Tam-awan International Arts Festival
(Preserving the gift of faith)
Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
May 2006 Observing Artist to the Raven
International Arts Festival,
Hundred-Pace Viper and the Ocean Program
Khoushlung, Taiwan
Oct 1995 Environmental Arts Festival Seoul, South Korea
Sep 1995 Puyo Arts Festival Puyo, South Korea
Aug 1995 Dot Seom Biennale Masan City, South Korea
July 1995 The International Nature Arts Exhibit and Symposium Kong-ju City, South Korea
July 1994 Tribal Arts Exhibit and Performance Tokyo, Japan
Dec 1993 Launching of the World Indigenous People United Nation, New York, USA