Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi is one of the most internationally acclaimed lady artists from the Philippines. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, a Diploma in Painting from Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy and took Special Studies as a Rockefeller Scholar in Graphic Arts from Pratt Institute, New York City.
A multi-awarded artist, Gelvezon-Tequi won First Prize, Second Annual Exhibition and Competition, Printmakers Association of the Philippines, Manila in 1969. In 1972, she got the Purchase Prize at the International Graphic Arts Exhibition and Contest, Rustan, Makati, Metro Manila. At the 35th Art Association of the Philippines Annual Art Competition and Exhibition she won the Gold Medal for Printmaking, In 1983, she was given the Mariang Maya Achievement Award in Graphic Arts by the The Sigma Delta Sorority Alumnae Association in Manila.
When Ofelia moved to France, she won the Quatrième Mention, XVIII Salon Ile-de-France at Bourg-la-Reine, France in 1985, and both the Michiko Takamatsu Prize, Salon des Artistes Français and the Lucien and Suzanne Jonas Prize, Salon des Artistes Français, in Espace Auteuil, Paris in 2002. Since 1970, she had more than 30 solo exhibitions in Manila, Paris, New York, Monaco, and numerous group shows in Tokyo, Jakarta, Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo, London, Florence, Rome, Cadaques, Munich, Bradford, Berlin, Coruña, Angers, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore since 1968. Gelvezon-Tequi has been featured in a number of art books and publications in the Philippines and other parts of the world.