Edd Baptista was ten years old when he came to Canada from the Philippines in 1977. He graduated with a scholarship from The Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in 1989. Edd worked in advertising as an art director at some of Canada’s top agencies.
He was involved in numerous industry-honoured campaigns. While working in advertising, Edd learned to see art from new perspectives and is excited to bring this experience to his painting. He has generated a provocative new body of work with his
MMA paintings and studies that is both intimate and explosive, raw and refined. Edd lives in Toronto.