Patrick Cruz (b.1987) is a Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary artist. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and is currently living and working in Guelph, Ontario where he is pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. Cruz’s experience migrating from the Philippines to Canada informs his studio practice, prompting him to question notions of diaspora, displacement and the adoption of a new cultural identity. He recently initiated the 1st Kamias Triennial in 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines a tri-annual event that fosters alternative art practices through the dialogue between local and international artists. In 2015, Cruz was awarded first prize at the 17th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Cruz has presented work locally and internationally.