Angelina Tolentino is a Filipino-American artist who was born and raised on the west coast. She spent her formative years in Northern California and was involved in art from the moment she could pick up a crayon, from making homemade Christmas cards, to teaching art classes in her backyard. Spending weekends at the ocean with her family became a grounding influence in her work. Her love of film and old Hollywood glamour is also a driving force in her paintings.
Angelina attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) as a high school student, then won a scholarship to CalArts summer program. She attended UCLA where she opted to study Design and steered her artist interests into a successful graphic design career. She worked in video game design for Activision and Disney Interactive. She worked on children’s educational software for Microsoft, and worked on print and electronic media projects at design firms in Seattle and Washington, DC. Throughout her design career, she continued to paint and make art outside of work.
In 2010, Angelina decided to make painting a priority again. She works primarily as a painter, but also as an illustrator and continues to work in graphic design. Her work can be described as playful, rich in color, and dreamlike. In 2013, she collaborated on a children’s book, A Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail.
More of her work can be seen at: ginatolentino.com