Ronald Hilario began his training as a woodcarver working with a traditional santo-maker in his hometown in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. After graduating from the prestigious Philippines High School for the Arts, Mr. Hilario studied painting and art history at the University of the Philippines. Mr. Hilario makes carved wooden sculpture that is inspired by his research into peculiar experiences and phenomena associated with churches, old houses, museums, archeological sites, and forests.
Grants Awarded2012 | Visual Art | United States
ACC supported Mr. Hilario with a six-month grant to research traditional woodcarving in Malaysia under a master carver, and to participate in a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City.