exhibitions and Awards
1977 Art Association of the Philippines Annual
Competition Second Prize
First One-man Exhibition, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings,
ABC Galleries, Manila (December 13-21,1978)
Three-man Exhibition with E. Aguilar Cruz and
Watercolor Landscapes ABC Galleries, Manila (February 27 – March 8, 1979)
Travels extensively to Europe for eleven months.
1981 One-man Exhibition –
Iberian Scenes and Landscapes Watercolor Paintings, ABC Galleries,
Manila (March 17-April 11)
1981 – Moriones Unmasked
One-man Exhibition, Watercolor Paintings,
Galerie Dominique, Mandaluyong City.
1983 – Goes to Spain for six months on a travel grant from the Spanish Embassy
in Manila, extensively traveling around Spain
1984 One-man Exhibition –
Cordillera Landscapes, Watercolor
Paintings Galerie Marguerite, Baguio City.
1985 One-man Exhibition –
European Sojourn 1979-80, Picture
Postcards in Watercolor, Ayala Museum.
One-man Exhibition – Sumi-e
Imahen Images of Philippine Folk Santos One-man Exhibition in Watercolor, San Agustin Museum, Intramuros,
Two-man Exhibition with Pacita Abad –
International Monetary Fund Atrium, Washington ,
D.C. , U.S.A.
first time to go public with his cooking at Ang
Hang Restaurant, Makati City, owned by Larry J.
Cruz, aptly called “Art Woks”, showcasing his
interpretations of his paintings into edible
(August 15-28, 1988). This earns him the title
“chef” from hereon.
Karinderia Series –
Serigraphs on canvas Finale Art File, Makati City
(September 21 – October 1, 1988).
Black Mountain – Little Theater Lobby Cultural Center of the
Philippines (CCP Grant Award).
– One-man Exhibition, Watercolor Travelogue,
Lopez Museum (April 4-30,1990).
Art Furniture –
One-man Exhibition, Functional Wood Sculptures, Ayala Museum (October
1992 Three-man Exhibition with Ben
Cabrera and Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi,
Philippine Embassy, Beijing , P.R.O.C.
1993 WOOD –
One-man Exhibition, Luz Gallery, Makati City.
– he was a guest chef at the Manila Hotel for a
Chaine des Rotisseurs dinner, highlighting his
interpretations of traditional Pampango cuisine.
1994 TAYAG FIESTAS – One-man Exhibition, Acrylic Paintings and Serigraphs,
Galleria de las Islas, Intramuros, Manila (May
1995 One-man Exhibition –
Black and White Paintings/ Rattan Sculptures,
Luz Gallery, Makati City.
1996 Group Exhibition
with Filipino and Spanish artists – Madrid, Spain.
Received a “Guhit Award” in the field of decorative
arts from Design and Architecture Magazine.
Breaking Boundaries – Group Exhibition,
Philippine Stock Exchange Lobby, Ayala
Triangle, Makati City.
Patterning in Contemporary Art
of Australian and Filipino Artists
– Group Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of
Sculptures and Furniture in Wood, One-man Exhibition, Art Center,
Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Exhibition, Budji Layug Gallery, Makati City.
2000 – First time to open his studio/residence Bale Dutung
as by-reservations-only restaurant to the public.
– he was invited to do a month’s cooking as guest
chef at the Prince Albert Rotisserie of the
InterConinental Manila, the first Filipino chef ever
to be invited, back to back with resident French
chef Cyrille Soenen.
– Three-man exhibition with Bencab and Patis Tesoro,
Museo ning Angeles, Angeles City, Pampanga.
2005 Group Exhibition –
20th Asian International Art Exhibition, Ayala Museum,
2005-2010 Opens ABOUT DESIGN, a lifestyle store/gallery, at
Greenbelt 3, Makati City.
ODE TO PASIG – Group Exhibition, Ayala Museum.
“1 + 55: Perspectives on corporate Art Patronage” – Group Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
PERIA – One-man exhibition, Wood Sculptures of Circus
Performers. Shangri-La Makati Garden, Makati
In Light of Luz, Prints/Imprints
– Group Exhibition, Cultural Center of the
November 2006 – Launches his first book
– A Culinary Journal, a compilation of his food
and travel essays in the Philippine Star.
FOOD TOUR won the
Best Philippine Culinary Travel Guide
the Madrid-based GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2007.
MACAU MAGIC – Watercolor paintings,
group exhibition with Bencab, Phyllis Zaballero
and Soler Santos, The Podium, Ortigas Center,
Mandaluyong City (February 28 – March 7, 2007).
PALATE/PALETTE – One-man exhibition of watercolor paintings,
Alliance Française Gallery, Makati City (September 6-22, 2012).
2008 – he co-authored and food styled the seminal
cookbook KULINARYA – A Guidebook to Philippine
2010 Passion of Christ –
wood sculptures of the 14 Stations of the Cross, Ayala Museum, Makati
2011 December 1 –
Linamnam - A Culinary Travel Guide Book,
co-authored with wife Mary Ann Quioc.
Trianggulo – Three--man sculpture exhibition with Abdulmari
Imao and Sajid Imao, Greenbelt 5 Activity
Center, Makati City. April 15-27, 2012.
Memphis in May Festival,.
Guest chef at the Peabody Hotel, Memphis,
highlighting Philippine cuisine.
May 7-12, 2012.
2013 – Full Circle
exhibition of recent large scale black and white
paintings on canvas, commemorating his 35th
year since his first one-man exhibition in 1978.
Art in the City, BGC, Taguig City. October 10 – November 10, 2013.