Mark Maestro was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 1983. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1993, and he continues to live and work in Halifax. Maestro's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including the prestigious National Biennial of Ceramics, as well as in New York City, with a solo exhibition at the Philippine Consulate in 1999 and a group show, Salon 2000, at the Limner Gallery.