One of the artists represented by Galerie Anna, iconic Negrense painter Nunelucio Melocoton Alvarado is regarded as one of the most prominent visual artists in the Philippines and has won international critical acclaim for his art rooted in Social Realism.
In 1992 he was among the Thirteen Artists awardees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He was twice a recipient of the prestigious Philip Morris Art Awards-- in 1997 and then again in 1999. He was honored with the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan sa Larangan ng Pintura Award in 2004.
Alvarado has had at least 50 solo exhibitions all over the Philippines as well as in Singapore, and has participated in numerous group shows in Australia, Japan and the U.S.A. His artworks that manifest the perpetually shifting panorama of Philippine society, highlight environmental and cultural degradation. His stylized depiction of the dark side of humanity encompasses primal terrors, psycho-sexual and social oppression, particularly the plight of marginalized sectors such as the sacada (seasonal sugarcane plantation workers) and fishermen in his native Negros Occidental, their struggle to survive and conquer the ominous powers pervasive in their lives.
An advocate of art as weapon for social change, he stimulates artists' social involvement in the agri-rural communities through the art organizations that he co-founded. Alvarado is a member of the Bacolod’s BAA (Black Artists in Asia) and founder of Pamilya Pintura and Pintor Kulapol. His lifetime of art heraldry is devoted to the uplift of Philippine Art and culture and the attainment of social justice for the sacadas and fisherfolk of our country.