Dominic Rubio was born in Philipinnes, the Lakeshore town famous for its wood carving tradition. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts where he majored in commercial arts.
Rubio first exhibited his works at the Ad Infinitum, delving on the subject of women,mother and child, the ethnic Filipina as depicted in her day-to-day chores amid the surrounding landscape. Rubio’s favorite subject of Filipino women in the context of an evolving sensibility as shown in the figures and faces from an earlier period at the turn of the century as well as a suite of updated portraits replete with glamour from the distaff side.
Since then Rubio who has become a favorite among major collectors in Asia, the U.S. and Canada has held major exhibitions where his signature figures in turn of the century garb with elongated necks have been a big hit with audiences. Dubbed as “people types” art critics have said that with these figures, Rubio has shown a proud race that can hold its own in the community of nations.
Dominic Rubio’s works have done well in auctions such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Borobudur, Larasati, and Masterpiece.