Mario Parial

Born: Gapan, Nueva Ecija 1944

He’s a painter, printmaker, and photographer. He studied under Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. Vincente Manansala, Carlos V. Francisco, and Antonio Austria. In 1969 he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. His works deal with folk genre, mother and child, and mythical figures, often integrated with plant and other organic forms. His works are intensely colored, and have a strong decorative appeal. He won First Prize for “Flight in the Sun” at the AAP competition in 1966. He was a CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee in 1972. He held various solo and group shows at the Galerie Bleau, Luz, Hiraya and Heritage art galleries. His paintings were sold at the Sotheby’s in Singapore in 2005-2007.