Bienvenido “Bones” Bañez Jr. is a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Ford Academy of the Arts in Davao City. For some time he served as associate professor at the Ford Academy and the Philippine Women’s College-Davao. In 2002 he won the Asian Fellowship Painting Competition of the Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA, and had since based himself in the US. Last year he was the lone Filipino who qualified to the world’s largest-ever surrealist exhibition held in WAH Center, Brooklyn, New York. Entitled “Brave Destiny,” the juried show was organized by Terrance Lindall himself and gathered 500 surrealists from all over the globe. Brave Destiny was opened to the public with a grand, royal, surrealist costume ball with the Prince of Denmark as one of the special guests. Ben has been in Northern California where he works as art teacher for autistic children. Now, he is widening his horizons in New York, USA.