Pancho M. Piano finished Bachelors Degree in Economics at the University of Nueva Caceres (1978), and look a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Jose Joya Scholar (1984-1987). The first Filipino artist to exhibit Leather Art in the Philippines, Pancho has executed numerous murals and stained glass designs for civic and religious patrons in various cities and municipalities throughtout the Bicol region, such as Naga City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Camalig, Polanngui, Ligao, Pio Duran, Sto. Domingo, Legaspi City, Tabaco City, and Boracay; in Pampanga, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Caloocan City and the Mindanao region; as well as in Japan, Saipan and Palau.
Pancho’s paintings and stained glass designs focus on Bicolano myths and traditions, most especially the Bicolano devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia. He has mounted more than thirty solo exhibitions and participated in over 50 grouped exhibitions in several countries across the globe.