2006 Top Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) Awardee Arts and Culture Category
2006 Top Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) Awardee Arts and Culture Category
Michael CACNIO

Artist Profile

Filipino artist and 2006 TOYM Awardee, Michael Cacnio is a world-class brass sculptor of the social realist genre. Hailing from the town of Malabon in the Philippines, Cacnio is a product of the prestigious College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He professionally debuted as a painter, but later found his true calling in the art of sculpting brass. 

His body of work features tableaux of characters taken from traditional Filipino archetypes delivered in his distinct signature style, revealing enduring truths about human nature, about the family and the community. 

After more than 50 well-received solo exhibits, his art has achieved critical and commercial success in Asia, Europe and the United States, his works frequently featured in broadcast media and in several reputable publications. In 2007, he became the first Filipino artist to be featured in a solo exhibit in the European Commission’s headquarters in Berlaymont, Brussels. 

As he approaches his twentieth year in the profession in 2011, his position at the forefront of the Philippine art scene may as well be cast in brass, as top corporations, dignitaries and private art collectors continue to treasure the craft of this brilliant master.


Solo Exhibitions

2010 UP! – 15th Solo Show, Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore, July 8-18, 2010
2008 Rich Man, Poor Man in Glass and Brass, Anchor Show for Philippine Art Trek II in Singapore, Singapore Management University Gallery, Singapore, June 5-13, 2008    
2007 Philippine Perspectives – 12th Solo Sculpture Exhibit in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN –EU relations
  Beylaymont Building, Brussels, Belgium, September 17-21, 2007
  Philippine Perspectives in the Round, - 11th One Man exhibit,The Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York, USA,  July 30, - August 8, 2007 
2006 A Thanksgiving – 10th Solo Show, Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore, November 30 - December 10, 2006
  Art Exchange – 9th One Man Show, Art Space, Glorietta
  Reflections on RED – 8th One Man Show, Ayala Museum              
2005 Signed with Distinction – 7th One Man Show, Choice Expression GalleryDecember 9-20, 2005
  A Life in Brass- 6th One Man Show, Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore, July 13-24, 2005
  My Father’s Son - 5th One man Show , Gallery Nine, June 29, 2005
2002 Hanapbuhay – 4th One Man Show, Gallery Nine , Megamall
  Tanso- 3rd One Man Show, Lopez Museum, Rockwell Center
2001 Sculptures by Michael Cacnio - 2nd  One Man Show, 
  Lopez Memorial Museum, Rockwell Center, Makati
1997 Michael Cacnio - 1st One Man Show, Lopez Museum, Benpres Bldg

Group Exhibitions

2008  1/50 -  Anniversary show, KAIDA Gallery
2007  Into thy Hands – 1/off Gallery & Choice Expression Gallery
  Seasons of Red  - Art Asia, Megamall
  Yakap  - Kaida Gallery, Kamuning QC
  Le Musique – Gallerie Joaquin, San Juan M.M.
  Forces of Form – Gallery Nine, Art center, Megamall
2006 Dos4Dos – Human Rights Exhibit,  Boston Gallery
  Echoes – Group Show, E Gallery , Serendra, Makati City
  Singular Forms  – Art Center, Gallery Nine, Megamall, Manadaluyong
  La Musique – Musical Exhibit, Gallerie Joaquin
2005 AIAE- Asian International Art Exhibition 2005, Being Asia, Being Asian – Philippine Delegate, Ayala Museum, Makati City
  Ambience –Le Souflle, Amorsolo  Bldg. Rockwell, Makati
  Arts for You – Choice Expression Gallery, Celebrity Sports Plaza
  Arts Ensemble for Special Children – Group show,  Rockwell, Makati 
  Masaganang Ani – Joaquin Gallery, San Juan M.M.
2004 BIG exhibit – Group show, Art Center, Megamall
  Young Artist Foundation exhibit – Christmas card launching, Gallery 9, Megamall
  Mother and Child – Book launching of Mother and Child exhibit,  Edsa Plaza Mall
  An Art for Martha – Group Show, Rockwell, Makati city
2003 Next Gen-  Hotel Intercon Lobby
  Rhapsody-Choice Expression, Congress Lobby
  4ward- Anniversary exhibit Gallery Nine, Art Center Megamall
  Nativity-  SPS Christmas Exhibit, Enterprise Center
  Functional Art- Gallery Nine, Megamall
2002 Likha at Kulay – Enterprise Lobby, Makati City
  Likha – Manila Peninsula, Makati
  Musikero- Two Man Show, RedDot Gallery, Perea, Makati City
2001 Lakbay Sining – Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore 
  SCULPTURES 2.2. – Exhibit of Top 22 sculptors, Hotel Intercon, Makati City 
  Cacnio and Cacnio-  Father and Son Show, Rockwell Club 
2000 UGNAYAN 2000- sponsored exhibit by QC-ADAAFI and QC-ANDAC, Rembrant Hotel
  Gallery 828 Anniv. Exhibit, Shangrila EDSA
  ‘SPECTRUM’ – Philippine Center, New York
  Philippine Paintings and Sculpture – Le Souffle
  ‘Cacnio and Cacnio’- Painting and Sculpture Exhibit, Gallery M, Davao City
1999 ‘Cacnio – Ama at Anak’ Pintor at Iskultor , Lopez Museum  
  ‘The Human Form’- Traditional and Contemporary Approaches, Boston Gallery , Quezon City
  Father and Sons, Legacy and Tribute, Gallery Nine
  Quadri Centennial Celebration Art Exhibit, Malabon, Metro Manila
  Monumental Sculptures, Ayala Museum
1998 Big Scale Sculptures-SPS, Ayala Museum
  Sentenaryo - a Centennial exhibit participated by top 100 Filipino Artist, Art Center, Megamall 
  Ikasandaang Taong Sining Kultura – Equitable Bank Centennial Exhibit, GSIS Museum
1997 International Art Exhibit- Osceola Center for the Art, Kisseemmee, Florida, USA
  Pamilyang Pilipino,  Group Show , Lopez Museum
  Philippine Sculpture 1997- SPS, Art Center, Megamall
1996 Cacnio-Cacnio, Father and Son exhibit, General Luna Gallery, Davao City.
  Philippine Sculpture 1996-SPS, Art Center, Megamall
1995 ‘Pagpupugay kay Ama’, Liongoren Gallery
  Philippine Sculptures 1995 – SPS, Art Center, Megamall
  Malaysian Expression – Alegria Gallery, Robinsons Galleria
  Mother and Child – Black Pallete, Makati Metro Manila
  ‘Likhang Mana’- (Cacnio-Austria), a two man show exhibit, Hotel Nikko           
  The Filipino Artists’ Exhibit (Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City)
1994 Fiesta Arts de Philippines, Ana Hotel, Singapore
  ‘Pasasalamat Sa Diyos, Group Show, Manila Peninsula, Makati
  Singapore Impressions (Alegria Gallery, Robinsons Galleria)
  Likhang Sining Pilipino – a travelling exhibit, Washington DC., Philadelphia,   New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, USA
  ASEAN Sculpture Exhibit, Fukuyama Museum, Hiroshima , Japan
  ‘DIMENSIONS II’- Sculpture Show, Hotel Nikko Manila Garden, Makati
  American Impression- Sculpture and Painting Exhibit , Robinsons Galleria
1993 Arts of Manila – The Ultimate Collection of Contemporary Filipino Arts, Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Philippine Center New York, New York.     
  ‘DIMENSIONS’ – Sculpture show, Hotel Nikko Manila Garden
  Bakal, Bato, Atbp. (Steel Stone, etc.)- a sculpture exhibit, Hotel Nikko Manila Garden, Makati, Metro Manila.
1991 ‘MAN’ – Three Man Show, painting exhibit, West Gallery, Quezon   
  ‘HUBOG’,  Sculpture Show, Hotel Nikko Garden Makati M.M.
  Third Filipino Visual Artist Festival, Group Show, Philam Life, United Nations Avenue, Manila
  Two Given Distinct Points – A Group show, Faculty Center UP Diliman.
1990 House Artist – Proctor and Gamble Philippines (summer 1990)
  Sons and Daughters a Third Generation Artist Painting and Sculpture             
  Exhibit, Brix Gallery, Legaspi Village, Makati M.M.
  ‘Tao at Kalikasan’ (Man and Nature)- Group Show, Ayala Museum, Makati, Metro Manila.
1989 College Scholar
  ‘Floor Paintings’ – Paintoing exhibit, Group Show, UP College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Quezon City
1988 College Scholar 
  ‘Visual Perception’, UP College of Fine Arts
  Collage Paintings , UP College of Fine Arts
  Rennaissance Mural Exhibit, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman, QC
  Miniature Paintings – Finale Art File, Sunvar Plaza, Makati
1987 ‘Paintings Come Alive’, Vargas Museum UP Diliman
  Mediaval Art-  UP College of Fine Arts
  Portriat Sketching- Kawilihan Gallery and Gallery Genesis
1986 Impression – Group Show, U.P. College of Fine arts
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