Ben Hilario-Caguiat

NEW YORK, NY

Ben Hilario-Caguiat
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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New York City artist Ben Hilario-Caguiat is of Philippine descent and an unconventional printmaker and sculptor. Artistic his whole life, he moved into fine arts after years in the business world. He received an MBA in Strategic Management from Pace University and a BA in Economics from New York University with additional studies at the School of Visual Arts. His innate artistic sense covers both digital and analog 2D and 3D fields. His works have exhibited in the United States and are included in personal collections. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I create sculptures and prints under the TORNADi brand name to counter chaos and its echoes. I meditate clearly on an emotion I wish to convey before I begin. Midway through I add new concepts to challenge myself to go deeper into my artistic well and find offbeat solutions. The result is art that goes beyond my expectations because in the middle of my creative "panic," the work of art itself calls forth its true form. After each created piece I look for fresh inspirational horizons.These four pillars are my artistic bedrock:

  1. I burn inspirations into my mind to help carry projects through to the end.
  2. Mistakes are happy accidents that make pieces better.
  3. I imagine myself as a tiny visitor walking around, crossing under and even flying over my art.
  4. No matter the outcome, my art must challenge boundaries yet remain beautiful enough to be worth your time.

BEN HILARIO-CAGUIAT

b. 1969, Quezon City, Philippines
Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
  • 2012School of Visual Arts
  • 1999Pace University - New York, MBA
  • 1993New York University, BA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014New Prints Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction, Highline Loft, New York, NY
  • 2014Over The Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Buy What You Love 2014, Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY
  • 2014Nothing Gold Can Stay, Popt.com, New York, NY
  • 20148' x 32' Mural, First Street Green Art Park
  • 2014New Prints 2014, Christie's Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
  • 2014Twitter Art Exhibit, CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery, Orlando, FL
  • 2014IPCNY New Prints 2014/Winter, International Print Center of New York, New York, NY
  • 2013Dark & Scary Halloween, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013Buy What You Love, Bleecker Arts Center, New York, NY
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2014Prints Of View, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 2014Lollipops, School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd St., New York, NY
Studio 355
203 Harrison Place - 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Commission me. If you're In NYC schedule an appointment or I can meet you at a place & time of your choice. Thank you.
  • Climber
  • Climber
  • Climber
  • Climber

Steel

One-Of-A-Kind, 9 in H x 8 in W x 4 in D

ABOUT

[ 360º video: http://vimeo.com/tornadi/climber ] Lollipop series. Inspired by vivid candy colors and a love for anime. MIG welded & sprayed with 3 layers of K...[more]rylon UV-Resistant coats. Colored with pastes & oil dyes. Textured by grinding, sanding and brush techniques.

$750