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.
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
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)
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.