Stained Glass Artist, Abstractionist, Muralist And A Multi-Awarded Global Filipino Artist
Multifaceted award winning artist “Pancho Piano” creates art in variety of styles: stained glass art, abstraction and mural painting. Pancho works generates energy and movement successfully interweaving modern and traditional styles. A faithful son of “Kabikulan,” he has paid homage, in his numerous paintings in oil and acrylic, to the myths, legends and traditions of Bicol, its indigenous deities such as “Haliya,” the moon goddess of abundance and fertility with her multiple breast, and “Daragang Magayon” in the folktale of ill-starred lovers, as well as mythologies of Albay province and gives special homage to the Bicolano devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia. Aside from his liturgical art, Pancho M. Piano is also a literary poet of Bicol Southern Tagalog Region.
Pancho M. Piano completed Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of Nueva Caceres (1978) who also took a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Jose Joya Scholar (1984-1987).
Pancho is the first Filipino artist who showcased leather arts in the Philippines. He has conducted 30+ solo exhibitions, over 50+ grouped exhibitions, and participated in international exhibitions in Japan, Saipan, and the United States of America, France, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland.
“He has traveled extensively to the United States and Europe voyages opening for him new perspectives of space and the universe.”
Pancho has won over numerous major national competitions in the Philippines, including Finalist at the 1997 “AFP Centennial Mural Painting Competition,” and the 1998 “AAP Centennial Painting Competition.” Pancho was awarded “Artist of the Year Awards” for the total of twelve times by various Bicol institutions. He was bestowed as “Most Outstanding Bicolano Artist” in 2009, “My City My SM Award” in 2010 and “Orgullo Kan Award for Visual Arts” in 2011. Pancho Piano was also featured in television networks such as ABS-CBN, and in 10 coffee table book publications.
Pancho Piano’s recent exhibit “Voyaging in Luminous Space” was held at Passions Art Gallery, SM Megamall. And will be exhibiting in Romulo’s Café and Philippine Embassy in London this coming July 2016 entitled “Colors of Hope 4.” His subjects will be Philippines celebrations in abstraction and figurative styles. These paintings were also exhibited in Tbilisi Georgia, Innsbruck Austria, Bratislava Slovakia, Munich and in Paris.
Romancing Almasor (Exhibition from “Colors of Hope” 2015 European Roadshow sponsored by Consulate of Georgia and Corps of Hungary)