She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines. Painter, printmaker, and installation artist, she explores issues of gender, cultural identity, globalization, and diaspora from an enlightened Filipina’s point of view. She received the Araw ng Maynila Award in 1998, and the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts in 1999. She received two awards from the American Society of Contemporary Artists in New York: in 2008 and 2009. Her works were exhibited at the 1992 Ninth Biennale of Sydney, the Centro Cultural de Conde Duque in Spain, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Asia Society, Ceres and Pen-and Brush galleries in New York City. She is cited in art reviews by Vibhuti Patel in Newsweek, and Benjamin Gennochio and Holland Cotter in New York Times.