Emil Yap a Filipino visual artist widely known for his murals, installations, public arts. A pioneer in tubao paintings and in the promotion and incorporating of "baybayin" in his arts. His works are recognized for its uniqueness and intensity and are strongly influenced by social realism artistic movement and eastern arts. His artworks are represented in some institutions and private collections of some Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, American and Scandinavian art enthusiasts.
Emil Yap has been selected as a grant artist for alternative public art of the Puffin Foundation (USA) in 1994 and chosen as one of the commissioned artist for Suntec City, Singapore in 1995 and consistent won awards and recognitions since elementary as an art students. Awarded by Inter Agency Art Committee EED the Artist Special Award for Street Art Education in 1992; Special Artist Award in 1993 by the QCG-CCLQC and Outstanding Artists on Nationalist Culture Promotion by the Filipino Artists Cultural Association in 1999.
Emil Yap has been designing posters, books & magazines, calendars & postcards and brochures, producing meticulously hand painted cards, some of which are collectors items. These are sold in selected specialty shops, galleries, museums and institutions.
He teaches various aspects of visual, creative, alternative and indigenous arts to children, out-of-school youth and prisoners. Since 1992, he has developed alternative eastern based art workshops for the youth. He also served as an art/visual consultant of some non-governmental organizations and private corporations in their creative/visual art activities and projects.
At presents he is developing new forms of experimental arts and installations in conjunction with his new group called Ugnayan. Together they do researches, conduct inter-actions, discuss styles, concepts and development in Philippine arts.
Emil is also affiliated with Visual Artists Cooperative of the Philippines, Timog Artists Group, Art Association of the Philippines, Visual Arts Philippines, Sining Binhi Art Foundation Inc, Sining Bayan Foundation, Kalipunan ng mga Manlilikhang Sining Pilipino, Artists and Writers Action Committee (Canada), Artists and Popular Culture Coalition (USA), South-South Artists Cooperation (Switzerland)
2011 Singkwenta: Ingkognitong Tigpaw ng Panibugho; St. Clemens Seminary Redemptorist, 14 Mariposa st, Cubao, Quezo City
2010 Katarsis ng mga Takas; Cafe Trapiche, Barangay Malinis, Lemery Batangas
2007 Katarsis 1 , Museumof Courage and Resistance, Cubao, Quezon City
2006 Panibugho ng mga Takas, Alona Galeria Art Gallery, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City
1998 Igkas ng Manggagaod, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
1997 Kasiyahan, RAH, San Pablo, Laguna
1995 Walang Paglimot, Asian Social Institute, Ermita, Manila
2011 Kapalibotan 3-Man Exhibit Fr.Teodie Holgado CSsR, Jen Romulo, Emil Yap; Casa Maria, Redemptorist Church compound, Legazpi, Albay, Bikol; 3-Man Exhibit Fr.Teodie Holgado CSsR, Jen Romulo, Emil Yap; Galeria Pulang Bato,14th st, New Manila, Quezon City
2010 Ina-Alay Cafe Trapiche, Lemery Batangas
2009 Pasyon, NS, Molino, Bacoor Cavite
2008 IFEX SMEX Installation Pasay City
2007 Katarsis ng Bayang Mayaman na Mahirap Mural, Permanent Display Hunan Rights and Anti-Martial Law Museum, no. 45 St Mary’s St.,Cubao, Quezon City Phippines; Mural Display, United Nation Day Celebration, Queensrow, Bacoor, Cavite
2006 Panibugho ng mga Takas, solo exhibit, Alona Galeria Art Gallery, Main Ave/15th ave Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City; Ugnayan, Ugnayan Art Exhibit, AGAG, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City
2005 Mural Display, Women’s Day, Quezon City; Mural Display, Labor Day, Manila; Mural Display, Human Right’s Day, Manila
2004 Hustisya, Poster Display, Asia-Pacific Human Rights Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
2003 Mural Display, December 10, Manila
2002 Kasiyahan, Mural Display, Cebu City, Cebu
2001 Mural Display, Human Rights Day, St. Joseph College, Quezon City
2000 Istallation Work, Megamal Trade Center, SM Megamall; Installayion Work, World Trade Center, Pasay City
1999 Mural Display, TFDP National Convention, Lipa City, Batangas; Installation Work, First Asian Ethnic Food Festival, Philippine International Training Center, Pasay City; Globalisasyon, Art on Tee Shirts, Kalayaan at Kapayapaan Mural Display, Bangkok, Thailand; Mural Display, Antipolo City Fiesta; Mural Display, Lemery, Batangas
1998 Golden Jubilee Celebration of Our Mother of Perpetual Help National Shrine Murals and Installation works for the Main Altar, Redemptorists Church, Baclaran, Paranaque; Permanent Murals Display and Exhibit, Fr. Romano Hall, OMPH National Shrine, Paranaque; Mural Display, Peasant and Indigenous Peoples Parade, Manila; Mural Display, Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) Anniversary; Kalayaang Pilipino Arts Traveling Exhibit– Europe; Sentenaryo ng Kalayaan Art Exhibit, Klub Pilipino, Greenhills, San Juan; Mga Takas na Bayani, Installations and Art Exhibit, Quezon City memorial Circle, Quezon City
1997 Kababaihang Migrante Mural Display, Women’s Day, Manila; Fiesta art Exhibit, Redemptorists Church, Cebu City, Cebu; Pagkakaisa, Mural Display, The Hague, The Netherlands; Art on Tee Shirts, Manila; Sining Bayan Group Exhibit, Tandang Sora, Quezon City; Kanayunan Ngayon, Mural Street Painting, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City; Mga Laban Sa Kanayunan Mural Display, Lake Caliraya, Kalayaan, Laguna; Mural Display, Lent, Redemptorists Church, Paranaque; Redemptorists Art and Mural Exhibit, Fr. Romano Hall, Redemptorists Church, Baclaran, Paranaque; Peasant Solidarity Art, Photo and Installations Exhibit, UP Faculty Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City; Alay Kay Maria Para Kay Hesus, Kasaysayan ng Redentorista sa Baclaran Mural display, main Altar, Our Mother of Perpetual Help National Shrine, Baclaran; Installation Works, Main Gate and Redemptorists road, OMPH National Shrine, Baclaran; Konstitusyon, Mural Display, Paranaque-Pasay City; Higante Effigy Art, Display, Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila; Bagong Liwanag and Bonifacio Mural Display, Redemptorists Church Convent Building, Paranaque; Art on Tee Shirts, Redemptorists Vice-Province of Manila
1996 Pamilyang Migrante Mural Display, Women’s Day, Manila; Vigan Day Art Exhibit, Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Panahon Na Mural Display, Prelature of Libmanan, Camarines Sur; Panagarap Paara Sa Kinabukasan, Sining Binhi Philippines Art Exhibit, Geo Center, Manila; pambansang Kalagayan Mural Display, OMPH National Shrine, Baclaran, Paranaque; Sabsaban, An Installation Work, Redemptorists Church Grounds, Paranaque
1995 San Jose, Ang Manggagawa Art Exhibit, Manila Manor Hotel, Manila; Flowers for Flor Art Exhibit, Manila Manor Hotel, Manila; Manila, Noon at Ngayon, Art Exhibit, Manila Manor Hotel, Manila; Sari-Saring Pangarap, A Three Man Art Exhibit, Manila Manor Hotel, Manila; American Chamber of Commerce Art Exhibit, Corinthian Plaza, Makati City; Society in Conflict, A Three Man Exhibit, Centro Escolar University, Manila; Walang Paglimot, Asian Social Institute, Manila
1994 Philippine International Convention Center Art Festival, PICC, Manila; Redemptorists Church Fiesta Art Festival, Baclaran; Sining at Kapaligiran Art Exhibit, Philippine General Hospital, Manila; Kapit sa Patalim Mural Display, Asian Tribunal on Women’s Rights, Tokyo, Japan