Crisanto Matias Antonio is a self-taught artist born in Villasis, Pangasinan in 1966. During Elementary and High School days, he was active in joining art and poster making contests, and always ended up a winner. After graduating in High School, he worked as an Artist at a very well-known car accessories dealer in San Juan.
After resigning, he established a small Advertising and Art shop in Santa Maria, Bulacan as a source of income. Then a friend invited him to join the Artist Guild of Santa Maria where he further developed her skills by joining group exhibits and contests. He is a member of Lakan Sining ng Bulacan (former Board Member and PRO), Philippine-China Art Painters United Association Inc. and Asia Pacific Art Painters United Association Inc. He was elected as member of the Board of Directors for both groups and the Art Association of the Philippines is presently "Balintataw's" PRO.