Dato has a preference for social realism but does not keep him from producing images and landscapes of Baguio City.
Dato views everything them from a fresh vintage, by giving his subjects a new spin, he invites viewers to give familiar and ordinary scenes a second look and see the beauty that often eludes them.
Dato started to join exhibitions since 1994 and become part of the Tam-awan Village Artists (TVA) in 2000.

His works reflects nuance of how he processes events in his immediate environment, and society, in general.


EXHIBITS:

2013 4th TIAF – “Jewels of the Cordillera” Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2012 3rd TIAF – “Brewing with Arts” Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2012 Group Show Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2011 Manilart’11  
2009 Manilart’09 Tent City, Taguig
2009 Bul-ul Festival Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Tradition & Innovation Ayala, Metro Manila
  Art Manila The Fort, Taguig city
2008 Group Show Heritage Festival, Dumaguete City
  Group Show Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Group Show Oarhouse Malate, Metro Manila
  Saba-Sabali II Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  One by One Espasyo Siningdikato, Cavite City
  Coffee Festival Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2007 Rice Arts Festival Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2006 Colors in the Mist Baguio Country Club, Baguio City
  WOW Philippines (Delphic Society) Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City
  In Session Breathing Space, Baguio City
  Year of the Dog Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
2005 D’ Kapetimative Cordillera Café, Quezon City
  Christmas Riot Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Magkasalungat Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
  Art Break Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
1996 Panaspulan La, Trinidad, Benguet
1995 Abe Abe Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City
  Art Manila Manila
  One Man Show Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City
1994 Art Manila ‘ 94
  Group Show, Buyon-buyon Convention Center, Baguio City