studied at University of Santo Tomas, finishing with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1993, and has exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Korea and the United States. He has been a Finalist at the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards from 1995-1998 and 2006, and won several awards from the Art Association of the Philippines’ annual painting competition and Metrobank Young Painters’ annual competition. He won a full grant residency at the Vermont Studio Centre in 2005 and is a commissioned artist for the Official Christmas Cards of President Gloria Arroyo.