Job Tibay is a Filipino-American artist who works mainly on Saguran fabric.
Living thousands of miles away from the Philippines inspired him to find a substrate that would best represent his heritage and style. In his desire to stay connected and true to his roots, he has chosen to work on Saguran instead of the traditional canvas. Made of 100% eco-friendly material from the young leaf sheaths of the Buri palm, Saguran is handwoven on the islands of Bohol, in the central region of the Philippines. This allows him to continue exploring new grounds and horizons without ever losing touch with the place he first called home.
Tibay completed his masters in Fine & Decorative Arts and Design at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City, and currently lives with his wife Melissa in New Jersey.