Emmanuel Garibay was born in Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines in 1962. He earned his B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines and his M.A. in Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary. He has received awards from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Arts Association of the Philippines, and Il Bienal del Baloncestoen Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. Garibay has held solo exhibitions in throughout the Philippines and in the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel and Indonesia. Currently, he is President of the Asian Christian Art Association (ACAA).