Toym Imao

Lives and works in Balitmore, MD


  • 2012  MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Rinehart School of Sculpture (Fulbright Scholarship)
  • 2010  MFA Candidate, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines
  • Directing, Screen Writing, Film Production, Marilou Diaz Abaya Film Institute (MDAFI) (Institute Scholar)
  • 2003  Managing the Arts Program, Asian Institute of Management
  • 1992  BS Architecture, College of Architecture, University of the Philippines

Select Exhibitions

  • 2012  “Indiosyncracies”- Gallery 456Chinese Chamber of Commerce Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2011  “Rhinocuts”-Rinehart Fall Show, Fox Gallery 3, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • 1st Year Spring Show, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • “Rizal or Bust” : multi media sculpture show, Celestina Showroom, Glorietta, Makati City, Philippines
  • 2010   “Sum Condiments” - Rinehart Fall Show, Fox Gallery 3, Maryland Institute College of Art

Scholarships and Grants

  • 2012  Amalie Rothschild 34’ Award
  • MICA Alumni Leadership Award
  • Rinehart Award
  • Creative Alliance Residency through an Apperson Fellowship
  • MICA Nominee to the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
  • MICA Nominee to the Dedalus Foundation MFA Grant
  • 2010-2012 Fulbright Scholarship (2 yr. MFA)
  • William M. Philips ’54 Memorial Scholarship
  • Rinehart School of Sculpture Scholarship
  • 2002  Ford and Rockefeller Foundation Grant
  • 3rd International Sculpture Symposium, Hue, Vietnam

Select Awards

  • 2010   Achievement Award for Arts in the Field of Sculpture “Gawad Parangal para sa Sining, sa Larangan ng Eskultura”, Quezon City Government, Philippines
  • 2007   Finalist, Cinemalaya, Philippine Independent Film Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • 2003   Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Sculpture, MOCA Awards, Provincial Government of Pampanga, Philippines
  • 2002   Award of Excellence and Meritorious Service, Tinh Thua Thien Province, People’s Republic of Vietnam (for outstanding work created in the Perfume River Sculpture Park)
  • 1994   Grand Prize, Instituto Cervantes/ Spanish Embassy, 1st National Letras Y’ Figuras Painting Competition
  • Grand Finalist, Remy Martin National Mural Painting Competition, City of Manila, Philippines

Public Projects

  • 2011   Pres. Corazon C. Aquino.  Manila City
  • 2010   Pres. Corazon C. Aquino. Tarlac City
  • Honorio Lopez. Manila City
  • Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora) National Shrine. Quezon City.
  • 2009   Planters Bank Sculpture.
  • 2008   De La Salle Lipa Chapel sculpture and other artworks.
  • Baler Historical Mural. Cold Cast, 120’ x 8’ x 16’. Museo de Baler, Aurora
  • 2007   Perpetual Help College Chapel Sculptures. Manila City
  • Congresswoman Maria Clara Lobregat. Zamboanga City
  • 2005    Andres Bonifacio National Shrine. Maragondon, Cavite
  • 2004   Philippine Revolutionary Monument. Angeles City
  • 2003   Monumento Fernandino. San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • American Cavalry Monument. Angeles City, Pampanga
  • 2002   Mimosa (Touch Me Not). Hue, Vietnam
  • Cordillera Freedom Monument. Baguio City
  • 2001   Chapel of the Magnificat. Marikina City
  • 2000   Ormoc World War II Veterans Memorial. Ormoc City, Leyte
  • The Moro Wars and The Dagohoy Rebellion. National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Manila

Select Collections

  • San Fernando City Hall, Pampanga
  • Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
  • Philippine Consulate, Los Angeles, California
  • The Ford Foundation Collection
  • Nicola Jones Collection
  • Suzanne E. Siskel Collection
  • Alejandro R. Roces Collection
  • Edmar Villotica Bergantin Collection

Please contact for more information.