Trained as a designer, and honed as a design/art writer and consultant, she began sculpting in 2003 under the tutelage of her dad, Eduardo. Since her 3rd show in 2009, she has taken a hiatus to become a wife and mother, whilst expressing her art through a multitude of commissioned work. In 2016, she resumed her studio work preparing for shows and projects, lined up to 2019.
Employing familiar materials, she repurposes metals and alters finishes ---making for her a distinct Ovvian Castrillo proficiency in her art, while undeniably rooted in her sensei’s influence. Each sculpture is personal to her, with a story prodded by emotions culled from her continues evolution as a daughter, a mother, a wife and a woman.
Ovvian’s work can be found in Manila, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada.
Ovvian’s experience in physical sculpture, scale, coordination---as well as having the eye for space and shadows in large scale art work makes allows to create her art, along with seasoned craftsmen specifically trained by EDUARDO CASTRILLO. Furthermore, her studio time with her father makes her prepared to execute his vision and designs.
Her clients and collectors include Ayala Land, Shangri-La Properties, Enterprise Center, One Lagaspi Place, Serendra, Philippine Airlines, Globe Telecoms, St. Scholastica’s College, L’Oreal Philippines, Rock Ed Philippines, CocoLife, The Philippine Open, The Philippine Stock Exchange, The Shang Salcedo Place, as well a multitude of private homes and offices.
Ovvian studied at Maryknoll College Grade School in Quezon City from 1978-1983, Freese Elementary School and Bell Jr. High School in San Diego California until 1985. High school was spent in Traweek Jr. High in Covina California, and Assumption High School San Lorenzo Makati City. She has a degree in Interior Design from the University of the Philippines, which she received in 1993.
Ovvian lives in Fort St. John BC with her family.