Ben Hilario-Caguiat


Ben Hilario-Caguiat
Twitter - TORNADiArt

New York City artist Ben Hilario-Caguiat is an unconventional sculptor and printmaker. Artistic his whole life, he moved into fine arts after years in the business world. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Pace University and a BA in Economics from New York University. His innate artistic sense covers both digital and analog 2D and 3D fields. Ben creates his art in the printmaking lab and metalworks shop at the School of Visual Arts.


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.


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

  • 1999Pace University - New York, MBA
  • 1993New York University, BS
  • 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
  • 2014Lollipops, School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd St., New York, NY
Yes :) I do commissions for every budget. In NYC? I'm available to meet at a place & time of your choice to view the prints & smaller sculptures that interest you in person. - Thank you. - Ben
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Monotype on Archival Paper (400 gsm.)

Requires Framing

One-Of-A-Kind, 22 in H x 29 in W


Vulpine series. Cunningly artful print. Snappy colors between reflective layers. How these colors gracefully blend make me happy. Archival paper. (art: H: 17" x...[more] W: 21" / paper: H: 22 1/2" x W: 29") Signed & dated front (pencil) & back (archival ink).