Arli Pagaduan

My name is Maria Carlizza C. Pagaduan, but you may call me Arli for short. I write stories and illustrate them, but sometimes, it’s the other way around. 

Essentially, I am a storyteller.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multimedia Arts & Sciences from Mapúa Institute of Technology in May 2013. My studies, campus journalism experience for several years from elementary school to college, and my interest in sharing stories led me to embark on a career in illustration and writing.

As an artist, my mission is to create art and breathe words that are life-giving and to add value, joy, and hope to other people’s lives through my work.

*Resume available upon request.

Self-Published Books

Though She is Weak
Published Sept. 2019

Seedlings: A Short Story Collection
Published Sept. 2017

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK) 
April 2016 – present


Shelved Wishes Exhibit (Art Installation Group)
Prism Gallery, Makati
June 2018

Re_Tale: Philippine Tales Retold (Group)
Sining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Hall, UP-Los Baños
Feb. – March 2018

Brave New World – Ang InK Annual Art Exhibit (Group)
Arts Above, Quezon City
Nov. – Dec. 2017

Tinker Tales: Ang InK’s 25th Anniversary Exhibit (Group)
Ayala Museum
Sept. – Oct. 2016

8letters Boutique Bookstore Newsletter

Other Interests – These include books, photography, making videos, traveling, languages, culture, design, space, films, hiking, cooking, and baking.