Bert Monterna is a Filipino visual artist living in Vancouver, Canada.
A compleat artist - an educator and cultural worker doing designing, illustrations, painting, murals, sculpture, installations, set and props for stage performances and TV shows.
Internationally and nationally acclaimed, he is a recipient of the Western Australia Department of the Arts and Australia Council for the Arts Grants, Asian Artists Awards of Vermont Studio Centre, U.S.A., Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Awards, GSIS Museum Artist Awards, Art Association of the Philippines Award, The Outstanding MSU-IIT Alumni Awards (TOMA 2008 in Visual Arts) Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines, 2007 Winner of the International Mural Festival and Competition in Manitoba, Canada and won the 2009 Artist in Residence of the Leigh Square Community Arts Village Mural Project, City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
As an artist-educator he has organized art workshops in schools and communities, for skills development, art-as- therapy and peace building.
He facilitated art workshops and lecture- presentations for art educators, social workers, artists, fine arts students, art enthusiasts, street children and out of school youth in different places and venues like, University of Western Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of the Philippines, Vargas Museum, Vermont Studio Centre, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Children’s Rehabilitation Centre and different Communities.
artist website www.bertmonterona.com