Painting is a discovery.

Born in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on July 18, 1952 to Nicodemus P. Wilwayco (+) and Josefina C. Wilwayco Married to Loby (Nee Frias) of Imus, Cavite, Philippines Blessed with a daughter, Anne Mary “Moma”

Continental School Design Studies, 1968
Los Angeles, California USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1972
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
British Council Scholar for Painting, 1982
West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, England

Awards and Citations

Merit Award Shell On-the-Spot Painting Contest
Merit Award Shell On-the-Spot Watercolor Contest §§ Merit Award Shell On-the-Spot Poster Contest
Merit Award Shell Painting Contest
Merit of Excellence Third Year Advertising Design
Award of Excellence Fourth Year Advertising Design & Thesis §§ Best Individual Piece Fourth Year Advertising Design
Pitoy Moreno Scholarship in Design
Featured in Tabing Dagat at Kabukiran 1975 Calendar
Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines
First Prize Oktoberfest On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Tropical Palace §§ Cited in Duldulao, Manuel D., The Philippine Art Scene, Vera-Reyes, Inc.
Recipient – British Council Scholarship for Painting West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, England §§ Italian Government Scholarship for Painting (Granted:1982)
Panelist, Asia Design Wave Forum JAGDA ( Japan Graphic Design Association), Fukuoka, Japan
Cited in Gatbonton, Juan/Javelosa, Jeannie/Roa, Lourdes Ruth, editors Art Philippines The Crucible Workshop
Achievements Award Mees’ Music Foundation of Guimba, Inc.
Cited in Medina, Ma. Victoria C., Shell Reunion Artists Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
Featured in The Art of San Miguel Beer 1994 Calendar
Thirteen Artists Awardee of the Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas (Cultural Center of the Philippines) §§ Cited in Torres, Emmanuel, Philippine Abstract Painting
Coordinating Center for Visual Arts, Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas, 1994
13th Edition, Marquis Who’s Who in the World Certificate of Recognition
Cited in Duldulao, Manuel D.,Twentieth Century Filipino Artists Legacy Publishers/First & Second Editions, 1995
Commissioned to design the trophy for the 9th Gawad CCP Para Sa Telebisyon §§ Shaped Screens, acquired by the Singapore National Museum of Art
Cited in Labrador, Ana P., Homage to the Masters 2 The Artlink Group, Inc.
U.P. Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Oblation Run Award for Visual Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Octo Gravitas, 8 Rockwell, Galerie Joaquin, Philippines
Luminans, 8 Rockwell, Galerie Stephanie, Philippines
Circles, On and On, Artes Orientes, ManilaArt16, SM Aura Premier, Philippines
Fractal Attraction, Artes Orientes Gallery, Serendra, Taguig, Philippines
Fractals, Altro Mondo, Greenbelt 5, Makati, Philippines
Recalibration, Momentous Arts, Singapore
In Nature’s Realm II, Chabot Fine Art Gallery, Providence RI, USA
In Nature’s Realm, Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines
Second Nature, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
River Circles, The Crucible Gallery, Philippines
Homage To Bach, Sining Kamalig Gallery, Philippines
Homage To Gluck, Turks Head Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
Homage To Gluck, BankRI Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
Metamorphosen/Homage To Vivaldi, Blaze East Side, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Scherzo, Momentous Arts, Singapore
Scherzo VI, XIII, XIV, XVII, XXI, 1/of Gallery, Philippines
Homage To Vivaldi, Philippine Center, New York, USA
Silent Music, Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris
Gaudeamus, St. Kamillus Centre, Essen, Germany
Moving Mountains, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
Benedictus, The Crucible Gallery, Philippines
Whispering Winds, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
Excelsis, The Drawing Room Big Space, Philippines
Blues, Galleria Duemila / Art Center SM Megamall, Philippines
Vine Series II, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
Vine Series, Lopez Museum Gallery, Philippines
Shaped Screens and Relief Paintings/Birds of Paradise, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
Birds of Paradise: Eight New Paintings, Lopez Museum Gallery, Philippines.
Painted Screens: Heliconias and Birds of Paradise, Ayala Museum Gallery IV, Philippines
Jeepney Fantasia Series, Ayala Museum Gallery III, Philippines
Hangers & Ropes, Chairs and Cathedrals, Hidalgo Gallery, Philippines
The Flag Series, Sining Kamalig Gallery, Philippines
Images of Exuberance, HIdalgo Gallery, Philippines

Selected Group Exhibitions

The New Abstractionists X, Walter Wickiser Gallery, Inc., New York, USA
Freedom Of Expression, Chabot Fine Art Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
Ode To The Pasig River, Ayala Museum, Philippines
Colors of Freedom, Stilwerk Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Fourplay (Aviado,Bencab,Nuyda & Wilwayco), Gallerie Astra, Philippines §§ MeesePierson Artbank Exhibition, Singapore
ARTSingapore 2005, Suntec, Singapore
La Musique, Gallerie Joaquin, Philippines
In2uition: Nuyda & Wilwayco Le Soufflé, Philippines §§ ARTiculation Finalé Art File, Philippines
Brodstrokes: Vinluan, Hermisanto & Wilwayco, New World Hotel, Makati, Philippines
LABINTATLO, Survey Exhibition Of The 13 Artists Award Recipients 1970 to 1994, Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery) Philippines
Homage To The Masters 2, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines §§ Works On Paper, Galleria Duemila, Philippines
Tapestry Of The Filipino, Soul Gallery E, Hongkong SAR
Screens And Dividers: From Vestibules To Inner Sanctums, Hiraya Art Gallery, Philippines
Cruz, Navarro, Olazo & Wilwayco, Ayala Museum Gallery III, Makati City, Philippines
Three-Man Show, Brussels, Belgium
Three-Man Show, Oberhausen, Germany
Blue Metropolitan, Museum of Manila, Philippines
Art Opus ’98: Hilaga Ug Sur Tower One, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. Figures And Flowers, Galleria Duemila, Philippines.
Thirteen Artists Awards, Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Cultural Center of the Philippines
Red Abstracts: A Collection Of Modern Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Mezzanine Gallery, Philippines.
Shell Reunion Artists Shell Philippines, Shangri-La Plaza, Philippines.
Diptych Group Exhibition, The Brix Gallery, Philippines.
Chairs: 30 Painters, Ayala Museum Gallery III, Philippines.
50 Years Of Abstract Art In The Philippines, Main Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Asia Graphic Poster Exhibition, Fukuoka Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
Artists ’77, Galerie Bleue, Philippines.
RARE (Religious Art Exhibition), UP Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. §§ Summer Impressions, Hidalgo Gallery, Philippines.
Group Show, Tehran, Iran
Group Show, Mainz, Germany
UP Alumni Exhibition, Alumni Hostel, UP Diliman, Q.C., Philippines.
The Nellie Sta. Maria Collection UP Main Library,Diliman, Q.C., Philippines. §§ Four-Man Show Quad Gallery, Philippines.
Three-Man Show Miladay Art Center, Philippines.
Wilwayco-Ongteco Two-Man Show Sining Kamalig, Philippines.
Silakbo University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
Collection Of Prints Gallery One, Philippines.
Watercolor Collections, Discovery Gallery, Philippines.
Wilwayco-Salvosa Two-Man Show, Sining Kamalig, Philippines.
Sulyap II, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
Assemblage, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
Sulyap I, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.

Art Reviews and Articles
Teehankee, Pepper, Kudos, Edwin Wilwayco!, The Philippine Star (March 3, 2017)
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco and the Paradox of Change, Philippine Daily Inquirer (January 23, 2017)
Fatima, Martins J., Order and Chaos in Infinity, Lifestyle Asia Magazine (Oct 2016)
Meehan, Meagan, Interview with Artist Edwin Wilwayco, Blasting News (September 10, 2016)
Edwin Wilwayco’s ‘Circles, On and On’ Opens in New York, Philippine Daily Inquirer, (September 5, 2016)
Sta. Ana, Art, [R]evolution, Manila Bulletin (February 1, 2016)
Reyes, Cid, ‘Fractal’ Attraction at Artes Orientes: Wilwayco’s ‘Great Wave’, Philippine Daily Inquirer (January 18, 2016)
Lippi, Fillipa, Holding Patterns, Manila Bulletin (December 7, 2015)
Zulueta, Lito B., ‘Fractals’: Wilwayco’s Geometric Turn, Philippine Daily Inquirer (November 30, 2015)
Reyes, Cid, Testing the Limits of Imagination, Art Plus Magazine (Issue 41) p. 65 (November 2015)
Martins, Josephine Fatima, Order and Chaos: Edwin Wilwayco’s Fractals, Fractals Exhibit Brochure (November 5, 2015)
Granali, Rima Jessamine M., Flying PH’s Flag in Global Art Scene, Philippine Daily Inquirer (August 3, 2014)
Reyes, Cid, Edwin Wilwayco: A Momentous Revelation, Home Ideas Interiors & Lifestyle Magazine (Volume 6, 2014)
Magsaysay, John A., The Will, The Way and The World According to Edwin Wilwayco, The Philippine Star (April 7, 2014)
Uy, Hannah Jo., Edwin Wilwayco’s Symphonic Strokes: A Photographic Chronicle by Pinggot Zulueta, Manila Bulletin (January 20, 2014)
Uy, Hannah Jo, Symphony Strokes: A Photographic Chronicle by Pinggot Zulueta, Manila Bulletin (January 20, 2014) E-4
Fatima, Martins J., Nature’s Realm Driven to Arcadian Abstraction, Art Scope #46 (Sep-Oct 2013)
Valliere, JamesT., Edwin Wilwayco: Artist,, (December 2012)
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco Rules ‘In Nature’s Realm’, Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 24,2012 )C3
Uy,Hannah Jo, Edwin Wilwayco: Orchestrating Masterpieces, Manila Bulletin ( December 3,2012 ) E-3
Casin, Pam Brooke A., AQUEOUS, Manila Bulletin (September 5, 2011) E1
Reyes, Cid, A River of Paint Runs Through It, Contemporary Philippines (Issue No. 17, 2011)
Reyes, Cid, Edwin Wilwayco at the Crucible, A River of Paint Runs Through It, Philippine Daily Inquirer (August 22, 2011) D3
Reyes, Cid, Returns To His Roots, Philippine Daily Inquirer D3 (August 22, 2011) E3
Casin, Pam Brooke A., Second Nature, Manila Bulletin (August 1, 2011) E1-E2
Casin, Pam Brooke A., A Chaos Called Creation, Manila Bulletin (August 17, 2009) F-4, Arts & Culture
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco’s Scherzo: The Music Of Color, Philippines Graphic (January 21, 2008) pp.44- 45
Findlay, Ian, Edwin Wilwayco At Momentous Arts, Asian Art News (Volume 7 Number 6 November/December 2007) p.133
Zulueta, Lito B., The Sound Of Wilwayco, Philippine Daily Inquirer (October 22, 2007) D1 & D4
Guillermo, Alice G., Abstract Music, Business Mirror, July 11, 2007, p.E4
Delos Santos, Bubut Gamboa, Edwin Wilwayco’s Voyages, Villagers (Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2007)
Zulueta, Lito B., 2006 In Arts And Design, Philippine Daily Inquirer (Dec. 25, 2006) C-1
Zulueta, Lito B., Edwin Wilwayco In The Big Apple AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP, Philippine Daily Inquirer (Dec 11, 2006) C-1 & C4
Estrada, Adele, Wilwayco On A Theme Of Vivaldi: Convergent Counterpoints, The Manila Times (November 13, 2006) C-1
Zulueta, Lito B., Wilwayco In Paris, Philippine Daily Inquirer ( June 5, 2006) D-4
Jorge, Rome, Four Artists: A Long Time Coming, The Sunday Times (April 2, 2006) B1-B2
Zulueta, Lito B., Larger Than Life, Wilwayco-style, Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 27, 2006) C-1 & C-5
Reyes, Cid, Keeping Faith With His Art, Philippine Graphic (January 16, 2005) p.44-45
Jorge, Rome, ‘Moving Mountains’ With A Brush, The Manila Times (December 12, 2005) C-1
Tejero, Constantino C., The Visual Imagination, Philippine Daily Inquirer (July 25, 2005) D-2
Jorge, Rome, It’s All In The Stroke, The Manila Times (July 4, 2005) C-1
Tejero, Constantino C., From Catharsis Into Beatitude, Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 28, 2005) D-2
Cagoco, Josefa L., Touched By God, Business World (March 9, 2005) p.21
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco’s Whirlwinds, T oday ( August 24, 2004) p. 20
Lorete, Edsel-Thadeus O., Emotion Within Brushstrokes, The Daily Tribune (December 7, 2003) p.15 & 13
Zulueta, Lito B., Wilwayco’s Fire In Blue, Philippine Daily Inquirer (November 24, 2003) D-4
Reyes, Cid, Divine Illumination, T oday (November 18, 2003 ) p. 20
Martin, Mayo Uno L., Painting The Blues, Malaya (November 17, 2003) p.18
Stangle, Jane, Wilwayco’s Spiritual Blues, the Manila Times (November 10, 2003) C-1
Reyes, Cid, A Divine Illumination, Asian Art News ( Vol. 13 No. 5 Sept-Oct 03) p.42 & 45
Florendo, Abe, The Exaltation Of Wilwayco, Zee Lifestyle Cebu ( Vol. 8 No. 3 June-July 03) p.22 & 24
Lijauco, Chit L., Edwin Wilwayco THE SERIAL PAINTER, The Manila Times (April 21, 2003) C-1
Dormiendo, Gino, Women Divine, Wilwayco Sublime, Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 24, 2003) D-2
Reyes, Cid, Exaltation, T oday (March 11, 2003) p. 17
Kasilag, Giselle P., Variations On A Theme, Business World (November 10, 1999) p.36
Medina, Francine Y . , In The Garden Of Edwin Wilwayco, T oday (November 3, 1999) p. 19
Reyes, Cid, Outgrowth, T oday (October 26, 1999) p. 20
Torres, Emmanuel, Wilwayco’s Vines Fill The Void Anew, The Philippine Star (October 25, 1999) L-4
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco’s Watawat : The Flag As Icon, T oday ( August 24, 1999) p. 20
Reyes, Cid, V As In Vine, Today (November 24, 1998) p.20
Lerma, Ramon E.S., Wilwayco’s Growing Art From The Vine, Philippine Daily Inquirer (November 23, 1998) p.F1
Torres, Emmanuel, Re-Inventing The Screen, Design and Architecture Magazine, Volume V, No. 3 (1996), pp. 76- 78
Reyes, Cid, Of Jugglers And Birds Of Paradise, Today (June 13, 1995) p. 23
Santillan, St. Cecilia M., The Window To Wilwayco’s Soul, Business World (February 8, 1995) p. 24
Labarda, Len D., The Art Of Shaped Screens, Preferences (November 1994) pp. 14-16
Paras-Perez, Rod., New Wilwayco Screens Go Sculptural, Taipan Magazine (September 1994) pp. 24-26
Medina, Francine Y . , Birds Of Paradise And Winged Angels, T oday ( August 14, 1994), p. 3
Paraz-Perez, Rod., Fine Form And Function, Metro Magazine (August 1994), pp. 50,51,52 & 54
Torres, Emmanuel, A Home For The Philippine Modern Art, Design and Architecture Magazine, Volume III, No. 2 (1994), p. 92
Gonzales, Mona, Paradise Of Art And Life, Manila Inc., (August 1994), pp. 48-49
Defeo, Ruben D . F . , A Perfect 10 For A Perfect Knockout?, T oday ( August 10, 1994), p. 20
Lolarga, Elizabeth, Ambitious, Disturbing Artist, Sunday Inquirer Magazine (July 31, 1994). pp. 6,7 & 11
Navarro, J. Elizalde, Look Ma, Am I Disturbing Enough?, Sunday Chronicle (July 24, 1994), p. 29
Cruz, Yeyey G., The Magic Circle, Mega Magazine (July 1994), p. 64
Sy, Susiean, A Screen With A View, Mega Magazine (July 1994), p. 79
Zafaralla, Paul B., Art Or Artmaking?, The Manila Times (July 21, 1994), p. B-10
CCP Editorial Staff, 13 Artists’ Exhibit Ongoing, Philippine Daily Inquirer (July 20, 1994), p. C-3
CCP Editorial Staff, Different Folks, Different Strokes, Today (July 13, 1994), p. 19 CCP Editorial Staff, Thirteen Artists At CCP Gallery, Manila Bulletin (July 12, 1994), p. B-20
CCP Editorial Staff , Aggressive. Ambitious. Daring. Disturbing Artists, The Philippine Star (July 9, 1994), p. D-2
Labrador, Ana P., Awards In Flux, Sunday Chronicle (June 19, 1994), p. 31
Arevalo, Ike, Wilwayco’s Woodworks, Sunday Standard Magazine (June 19, 1994), pp. 8-9
Paras, Mina, Edwin Wilwayco’s Sculptured Screen, Manila Standard (June 18, 1994), p. 20
Bulauitan, Joan C., Carving Out A Reputation In Art, Business World (June 15, 1994), p. 28
CCP Editorial Staff, CCP Cites Top Visual Artists, Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 13, 1994), p. 21
Editorial, CCP’s 13 Artists Awardees Guarantee Bright Future For Visual Arts, Manila Bulletin (February 28, 1994), p. 10
CCP Editorial Staff, CCP’s 13 Artists Awardees Named, Malaya (February 26, 1994),p. 18
Tan-Co, Feli V., Year In Philippine Art, Business World (January 5, 1994), p. 18
Torres, Emmanuel, Internationality, Towards A New Internationalism, Art and Asia Pacific Quarterly Journal (December 1993), pp. 46-47
Alvina, Cora, Seeing Red, Design and Architecture Magazine, Volume II, No. (1993), p. 101 & 103
Reyes, Cid, The Eighties And Beyond: Exploring Alternative Ways, Art Philippines (1993), p. 284
The Editorial Staff of the Shell Companies in the Philippines, Shell Reunion Artist, (1993), p.97
Espiritu, Talitha, Wilwayco’s Garden, Sunday Chronicle, (November 7, 1993), p. 35
Torres, Emmanuel, Crossing Cultures, The Manila Chronicle (August 29, 1993), p. 26
Perez, Larina G., A Seriously Exploring Artist, Business World, (July 21, 1993), p. 20
The Editorial Staff, Wilwayco’s Eternal Heliconias, Metro Magazine, (October 1992), p. 22
Paras-Perez, Rod., Biombo Or Byobu: Wilwayco’s Screen, Taipan Magazine (August 1992), pp. 18-22
Reyes, Cid, Wilwayco’s Hothouse: The Power Of Flower, Daily Globe (August 4, 1992), p. 11
Javelosa, Jeannie E., The Rock Of Intuition, The Manila Chronicle (July 18-24, 1992), p. 26
Zafaralla, Paul B., Flowers In Full Bloom, The Manila Times (July 15, 1992), section C
Arevalo, Ike, Wilwayco: In Control, Sunday Standard Magazine (July 5, 1992), pp. 8-9
Paras-Perez, Rod., Biombo Or Byobu: Wilwayco’s Screen, The Manila Chronicle (July 4-10, 1992), p. 21
Dimapilis, Marie T., Edwin Wilwayco’s Birds Of Paradise, Lush Life, Philippine Daily Globe (June 27, 1992), p.11
Javelosa, Jeannie E., Extensive Survey Of Philippine Abstract Painting, The Manila Chronicle (November 16- 22, 1991), p. 26
Mayo, Rachel, 20 Years Of Pinoy Abstract Art, Malaya (November 7, 1991), p. 14 Paras-Perez, Rod., Finessing The Jeepney, The Manila Chronicle (March 21, 1989), p. 8
Zafaralla, Paul. B., Chiaroscuro, Marie Claire Magazine (March 9, 1989), pp. 14,42-43
Arevalo, Ike, Riding Free, Sunday Standard (March 5, 1989), p. 6
Reyes, Cid, Bumper-To-Bumper Assault On The Eye, Philippine Daily Globe (March 3, 1989), p. 15
Torres, Emmanuel, The Jeepney As Fantasy, The Manila Chronicle (February 25, 1989), Incidentally on Saturday, pp. 32, 24-25
Torres, Emmanuel, Numero Uno’s Pamana: Legaspi Reinvents The Jeepney, Sunday Globe Magazine (November 27, 1988), pp. 9-10
Barreiro, Susie E. Just Ahead Of His Time, Special People Weekly Magazine (February 28, 1983), p. 19
Duldulao, Manuel D., A Banner Of His Own, Philippine Panorama Magazine (May 30, 1979), pp. 58-59, 60
Avanceña, Ces, Faith And Freedom In Colors, Who Magazine (May 30, 1979), pp. 38-39
Torres, Emmanuel, A Flag Fantasia, People Magazine (May 17, 1979), pp. 38-39
Zafaralla, Paul B., An Artist In Transition, Ginoo Magazine (April 12, 1976), pp. 14-15
Duldulao, Manuel D., Images Of Exuberance, Daily Express (April 16, 1976), p. 13

Every time you make a mark on canvas, all sorts of possibilities open up and all sorts of problems to which you have to find the solutions. When you take a brush to canvas, you never know exactly the result paint is going to make.

The tension of always trying to push yourself over the edge, of testing the limits of your imagination, in the hope of creating impressions distinctly your own and quite beyond anything you ever expected when you started out.

Therein lies the continual challenge and beauty of the act of painting for me.