The greatest hurdle for an artist is to find a style, a distinctive mark to define him as an individual.
Alfonso Dato takes advantage of being an artist is to interact with fellow artists, to be with people with the same interests and passion he has taking it as a chance to exchange ideas, insights and thoughts.
Alfonso Dato wants to be known as an artist in through his art, not in the awards received but in a collage of his actual life work.
Born in Tayug, Pangasinan, he entered the Tam-awan village Artist circle in 2005 through an invitation to join one of the exhibits.
Dato loves all of his works, treating them as compositions, coming from his own thoughts and interpretations.
His favorite subjects come from ordinary things, events and people which he interprets on his own to making them masterpieces.
The natural beauty of his surroundings, people and places become his inspiration to create art.
|2011||Subok Lang||Tam-awan Village|
|2013||4th TIAF (Jewels of the Cordillera)||Tam-awan Village|
|2012||Tapestry of Life||Singapore|
|2012||3rd TIAF (Brewing with Arts)||Tam-awan Village|
|2011||2nd TIAF (Weaving through the Arts)||Tam-awan Village|
|2010||1st TIAF (Preserving the Gift of Faith)||Convention Center , Baguio City|
|2011||Tam-awan Group Exhibit||CAP BLDG. CJH, Baguio City|
|Leaf Over Canvas||Paradiso Resort, Aringay La Union|
|Ga-Eb||Ayala Museum, Makati City|
|2010||Tradition & Innovation II||Artist Space, Ayala Museum|
|3-Man Show||Tam-awan Village Gallery|
|2009||Bul-ul Festival||Tam-awan Village Gallery|
|Water is Life||The Manor, CJH, Baguio City|
|Deconative||The French Corner, Ayala Alabang|
|Tradition & Innovation I||Artist Space, Ayala Museum|
|2008||Group Show||Heritage Festival, Dumaguete City|
|Coffee Festival||Tam-awan Village Gallery|
|2007||Dap-ay sa Banglos (Art Nature Community)||Cultural Center of the Philippines|
|Group Show||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Rice Arts Festival||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2006||Wow Philippines (Delphic Society)||Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City|
|Color in the Mist||Baguio Country Club, Baguio City|
|Year of the Dog||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|2005||Sabangan ti Cordillera||Grandpa’s Inn, Vigan City, Illocos Sur|
|Brother’s in Art||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|D’ Kapetinative||Cordillera Café, Quezon City|
|Christmas Riot||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Magkasalungat||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Art Break||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|Small Works (Group Show)||Tam-awan Village, Baguio City|
|1996||Panaspulan||La, Trinidad, Benguet|
|1995||Abe Abe||Tarlac Museum, Tarlac City|