Pancho M. Piano was born in Mangogon Lagonoy, Camarines Sur. Finished bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Nueva Caceres (1978) and took a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Jose Joya Scholar (1984-1987) The first Filipino artist to exhibit Leather Art in the Philippines. Pancho has executed numerous murals and stained-glass designs for civic and religious patrons in various cities and municipalities throughout the Bicol region, such as Naga City, Legaspi City, in Pampanga, Quezon City Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Caloocan City and the Mindanao region, as well as in Japan, Saipan and Palau. Pancho's paintings and stained-glass designs focus on Bicolano myths and traditions, most especially the Bicolano devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia.
He had mounted fifty solo exhibitions and participated in over 150 grouped exhibitions, in the Philippines, Japan, Saipan, and the United States of America, France Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, ltaly, Switzerland, Brunei Darussalam, GeorgiaTbilis, Innstruct, Australia, Bratislava, Slovakia, Malaysia and Hawaii Art Dialogo Philippine Malaysia Art exchange 2016. Represented the Philippines in Malaysia Art Expo Pancho has won over 13 major national competitions in the Philippines, including Centennial Mural Painting Competition AFP 1999 and the 1998 AAP Centennial Painting Competition 1998. Pancho was given Artist of the Year Awards for the total of twelve times by various Bicol institutions his work has also been featured in 14 coffee table book publications.
2014 done mural painting in: *
Pinaglabanan Museum, San Juan City
The life of Andres Bonifacio 2 pcs. Oil on canvas 8'x20' & 8'x16 ft.
" Ang dapat mabatid ng mga Katagalugan" Oil on canvas 8'x16ft.
20 pcs Portrait of Pinaglabanan Heroes
2 llife size Dioramas "UNANG SIGAW"
Apolinario Mabini Shrine, Batangas City
3 pcs. Stained glass mural.
"The life of Apolinario Mabini" 3x8 m
3 pcs. Murals 15'x8 ft Wedding in Cana -- Oil on canvas
Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darrusalam
Fiesta Oil on Canvas 8'x20 ft.
Most Outstanding Bikolano Artist 2009
My SM My CityAward for visualArt 2010
Orguillo Kan Bikol Award for Visual Art, 2001
Resident Artist of Tagaytay Highland Resort, 2013
Member Future Legends on New York, USA
Chairman Founder, Salingoy Art Group in Bikol Region
Vice Chairman, Knights of Rizal, Juan Luna Chapter Pasig City
Founder/President of BIKOL EXPRESSIONS ART GROUP