Born on February 4, 1945, in Carcar Cebu

ART STUDIES
• 1961 to 1965 ⎯ Private Art Lessons with a Cebuano Realist master Martino Abellana of landscapes and figure paintings
• 1965 ⎯ Arrived in Manila to pursue artistic training under SYM (Sofronio Y. Mendoza), another Cebuano Artist
• 1968 ⎯ Full time studies in Painting

MEMBER
• Dimasalang Art Group ⎯ Taza de Oro
• Group of Artist ⎯ Art Association of the Philippines
• 1975 Sigliwa Group
• 2001 American Society of Portrait Artists
• 2004 Portrait Society of America
• 2010 Honorary member of PAC (Pasig Art Club)

ART EXHIBITS
• 1972 ⎯ 1st One Man Show - Hidalgo Gallery, Makati
• 1973 ⎯ 2nd One Man Show - Gallery One, San Juan
• 1974 ⎯ 3rd One Man Show - Gallery One, San Juan
• 1975 ⎯ 4th One Man Show - Gallery One, San Juan
• 1976 ⎯ 5th One Man Show - ABC Galleries, Manila
• 1979 ⎯ 6th One Man Show - ABC Galleries, Manila
• 1980 ⎯ 7th One Man Show - Ali Mall, Quezon City
• 1981 ⎯ 8th One Man Show - Gallery Bleue, Makati
• 1982 ⎯ 9th One Man Show - Ali Mall, Quezon City
• 1982 ⎯ 10th One Man Show - Hidalgo Gallery, Makati
• 1990 ⎯ 11th One Man Show - Osmeña Museum, Cebu
• 1991 ⎯ 12th One Man Show - Finale Gallery, Makati
• 1994 ⎯ 13th One Man Show - SM Art Center, Cebu
• 1994 ⎯ 14th One Man Show - Ayala Museum, Makati
• 2000 ⎯ 15th One Man Show - SM Mega Mall Art Center, Quezon City
• 2000 ⎯ 16th One Man Show - SM Art Center, Cebu
• 2008 ⎯ 17th One Man Show - Metropolitan Museum, Manila
• 2008 ⎯ 18th One Man Show - SM Art Center, Cebu
• 2011 ⎯ 19th One Man Show - Siete de Agosto: Allegory of a Farce - Tall Gallery, Finale Art File

GROUP SHOWS
• Several major group shows including Ako, self portrait from the 1800 to the Present at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 1995
• World Trade Center Singapore Asean Art Competition, 1994
• Tapestry of the Filipino Soul, Group painting exhibition by Ten outstanding Filipino artists, Galerie E, Hong Kong, 2001
• Homage to the Master with Kitkat, Glorietta Art Center, Makati, 2001
• Homage to the Master 2, Metropolitan Museum, Makati, 2002
• Ode to the Pasig River, Ayala Museum, Makati, 2006
• Contemporary Filipino Impressionists, The Edge Gallery, UP Vargas Museum, 2007
• "Postura", Painting by Romulo Galicano, and Dolls by Patis Tesoro, Metropolitan Museum, 2008
• "Postura", Painting by Romulo Galicano, and Dolls by Patis Tesoro, SM Cebu, 2008
• Artlink Cebu – Manila Artists Group Exhibit Casino Español, Cebu City, 2008
• Dimasalang Artists Celebrating 40 Years, SM Megamall Art Center, 2009
• Cebu Art Festival, SM Cebu City, 2010
• Bag-ong Hinan-aw (The New Perspective) Group Art Exhibit, SM Cebu City, 2010
• Re-collect: Revisiting The Metropolitan Museum Collection Tall Galleries, Oct. 9, 2009 – April 24, 2010
• Altromondo Group Show, Arte Contemporaneo, 2010
• NCCA – "Sinang Pasig" Bagong Pananaw, 2010
• "Pasinaya" Alay sa Mutya Artistree Gallery, 2011

AWARDS
• 2010 – Awarded First Artist of the Year
               GSIS Museo ng Sining
• 2008 – Parangal Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan
               437 Araw ng Maynila
• 2005 – Grand Prize Award
               International Portrait Competition,
               Portrait Society of America, Washington D.C.
• 2005 – Plaque of Recognition
               For Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Arts and Culture,
               For Carcar Academy, Carcar Cebu
• 2005 – Plaque of Recognition
               Garbo sa Sugbu, Governor's Night
               436 years Anniversary for the province of Cebu
• 2005 – Plaque of Recognition
               in the Field of Arts
               Municipality of Carcar Cebu
• 2005 – First Congressional Awards
               in the Field of Arts, 1st District of Cebu
• 2004 – Awards of Merit
               International Portrait Competition,
               Portrait Society of America, Boston Massachusetts
• 2004 – Appointed Honorary National Vice President for the Philippines
               By: Ordine Accadimico Internazionale Vinzaglio, Italy
• 2003 – Plaque of Recognition for exemplary achievements in the Field of
               Paintings S.C.C. Night Carcar Cebu
• 1999 – 12th Perlas Award on the Valuable Filipino, Cebu City
• 998 – Awarded the Highest Title of Ordinary Accademician (Department: Arts)
               By: Accademia Internazionale – Greci Marino
               Accademia Del Verbano, Italy
• 1998 – Awarded the Highest Title of Accademical knight for the Grand Cross
               (Department: Arts) By: Ordine Accadimico
               Internazionale Vinzaglio, Italy
• 1994 – 3rd Prize
               1st Philip Morris Art Competition

Travelled in Europe, US, and Canada
⎯ 1979, 1981, 1989, 2001, 2005, 2007

COMPETITIONS
• Judged in Metrobank Foundation, Inc. young painters' annual 1996
• Judged in Metrobank Foundation, Inc. young painters' annual 1997
• Judged in PLDT-DPC Telephone cover 8th visual art national
• Judged in Petron Art Competition - Limang Ani, Bagong Sali - 2004
• Judged in GSIS Art Competition - 2005
• Judged in GSIS Art Competition – Representational Category
• Judged in Mother and Child - 2010

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
• 2005 – "HOW DID YOU PAINT THAT? 100 WAYS TO PAINT PEOPLE AND FIGURES VOL. II"
               By: International Artist, USA
• 2004 – "A CELEBRATION OF THE FILIPINO: PORTRAITS OF AN ERA"
               By: Rupert Jacinto
• TAIPAN MAGAZINE, 1994 AUG. "GALICANO'S NEW LODESTONE"
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
• METRO MAGAZINE, 1994 SEPT. "GALICANO'S DS"
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
• 1994 - ART AND ASIA PACIFIC VOL. NO. 4, - "SOUTH EAST ASIAN SENSE AND SENSIBILITY"
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
• 1994 – ARCHIPELAGO THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE OF THE PHILIPPINES
• TAIPAN MAGAZINE, 1991 NOV. "GALICANO'S PAINTINGS FROM SOUL"
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
• 1973 - ORIENTATION MAGAZINE
               • • • ABOUT MANY THINGS By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez

               • • • ART PHILIPPINES By: Juan Gatbonton

               • • • FILIPINO NUDE By: Alfred Roces

               • • • CEBU HERITAGE OF ART By: Alice Guillermo

               • • • CENTURY OF THE PHILIPPINE REALISM By: Manuel Duldulao
• SEVERAL NEWSPAPERS
               • • • 2001 – HOMAGE TO THE MASTERS WITH KITKAT 1
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
               • • • 2002 – HOMAGE TO THE MASTERS II
               By: Dr. Rod Paras-Perez
               • • • 2004 – AUGUST – SEPT. INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE
               "PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S AWARD WINNERS SHOWCASE"
               • • • 2005 – OCT. - NOV. INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE
               "ROMULO GALICANO, A LEGACY FOR HIS COUNTRY"
               • • • 2006 – ODE TO THE PASIG RIVER
               • • • 2008 – AUGUST – SEPT. – 100 LUXURY LIST
               Metro Society's Annual Luxury Picks
               • • • 2008 – Philippine Art Now
               By: Manny Duldulao
               • • • 2008 – Romulo Galicano Talk Art Zee Lifestyle Magazine
               By: Lonedda Eslao-Alix
               • • • 2008 – Sept. Parties Postura Exhibit Town & Country
               • • • 2008 – Postura
               By: Ramon N. Villegas
               • • • 2008 – Mabuhay Magazine – The Old and New Masters –
               Fernando Amorsolo and Romulo Galicano
               By: Dr. Reuben R. Cañete Ph.D.
               • • • 2008 – Blu Print Magazine – The Diligent Painter –
               Romulo Galicano and the Mastery of Meso Portraiture
               By: Dr. Reuben R. Cañete Ph.D.
               • • • 2008 – Zee Lifestyle Magazine – Romulo Galicano Talks Art
               By: Lonedda Eslao-Alix
               • • • 2008 – Metro Society Magazine – Portrait of a Master
               By: Francine Medina
               • • • 2008 – Metro Society Luxury 2008 – Portrait of Romulo Galicano
               • • • 2009 – Blue Print Magazine - The Diligent Painter –
               Romulo Galicano and the Mastery of New Portraiture
               By: Dr. Reuben R. Cañete, Ph.D.
               • • • 2011 - Lifestyle Asia - From the Province to the World
               By: Cid Reyes

 

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