Lao, Lianben



Biography


Born: 1948 in Manila

Education:
Graduated at the University of the East, School of Fine Arts , Major in Painting

Individual Exhibitions:
1973 Solidaridad Galleries
1975 Luz Gallery
1978 Luz Gallery
1979 Ma-Yi Associates, Makati City
1980 Luz Gallery, Makati City
1981 Small Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ma-Yi Associates
1983 Hiraya Gallery, Manila
Luz Gallery, Makati City
1985 Museum of Philippine Art, Manila
1986 Hiraya Gallery, The Mezzanine
1989 Small Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1990 Luz Gallery, Makati City
Alliance Francaise of Manila, Makati City
1991 "The South of the World", II Sud Del Mundo Museo dele' Arte Contemporene, Marsela, Italy
1993 Ayala Museum, Makati City
1994 Luz Gallery, Makati City
Galleria Duemila 2000
1996 ABACUS, Leuven, Belgium
1997 "Sense of Light", Hiraya Gallery, Manila
1998 "In Silence", Art & Associates Gallery

Two-Man Exhibitions:
1978 Allan & Lao, Sining Kamalig, Manila, Philippines
1981 Albor & Lao, Hiraya Gallery, Manila
1990 Impy & Lao, Ayala Museum, Makati City
1992 Lilia & Lao, Finale Art File, Makati City
1996 Lee & Lao, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Budje & Lao, Budje Layog Collection

Group Exhibitions:
1976 Thirteen Artists Awards Exhibition, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1977 Insight into Philippine Contemporary Art, Philippines
IMF Art Exhibition, Washington, D.C. , U.S.A.
Philippine Contemporary Art, Tuiibingen, West Germany
1978 Philippines Abstract Art, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
1980 Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Philippine Art Now, Hongkong Museum of Art, Hongkong
Seven Filipino Artists, Philippine Consulate, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
ASEAN Art Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
1981 ASEAN Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Critics' Choice, Ma-Yi Associates, Makati City
Art Association of the Philippines, Beijing Collection, Beijing, China
1983 Philippine Contemporary Prints, Royal Festival Hall, London, U.K
1984 Third ASEAN Exhibition of Painting and Photography
1986 Fourth ASEAN Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition, Main Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
1987 "The Sensuous Eye", Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
1989 "Banaag", Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
First ASEAN Travelling Exhibition of Painting, Photography and Children's Art
"Artist in Revolt", Cultural Center of the Philippines
1990 Impy and Lao, Ayala Museum, Makati City
1991 "The South of the World"- II Sud Del Mundo Museo dela Arte Contemporene, Marsala, Italy
1993 "Art Philippines: A Celebration, Empress Place Museum , Singapore
1994 Festival International De la Pienture Chateu-Musee de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
9th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei
Galerie Perspektief, Leuven, Belgium
1995 Black & White", Luz Gallery, Makati City
1996 "Quiet Spaces", Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
MET Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
"Breaking Boundaries", Philippine Stock Exchange, Makati City
The 11th Asian International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
1997 The 12th Asian International Art Exhibition, Centro de Actibidades Turisticas, Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomez, Macau
Conservation Piece, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Eight Artists, Art Association Gallery, ManilaM
Art & Boredom, Scapular Gallery, Nomad, Manila
The CCP at the MET, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
"Modern Art", Galleria Duemila, The Art Center, SM Megamall
1999 "The Art of 30", Hotel Intercontinental, Manila
2000 "Group Show 2000", The Luz Gallery, Makati City
2001 "Primero", Donada Art Gallery, Malate, Manila
"Group Show 2001", The Luz Gallery, Makati City
2002 "A 4-Man Exhibition", Finale Art Gallery, Makati city

Awards and Distinctions:
1968 First Prize, Graphic Art, Shell Art Competition
1969 Second Prize, Graphic Art, Shell Art Competition
1970 Second Prize, Graphic Art, Shell Art Competition President's Achievement Award, University of the East
1975 Outstanding Achievement in Painting , University of the East
1976 Thirteen Artist Award, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1977 Second Prize Painting, Art Association of the Philippines
1978 Second Prize Painting, Art Association of the Philippines
1979 Critic's Choice, Ma-Yi Associates
1982 Mobil Art Award
1995 Alumni Award, University of the East

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