Bienvenido "Bones" Banez, Jr. (born June 7, 1962) is a Filipino surrealist painter. He lives in New York City . [38] : 47 [3]

Life and work

Banez was born on June 7, 1962 in Davao City , Philippines . [2] He studied at the Learning Center of the Arts (now Ford Academy of the Arts) in that city, where one of his tutors was Victorio C. Edades , Jr.

In 2002 he won the Asian Fellowship Painting Competition of the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont , USA. [38] : 47

In 2004, Bañez went to New York where he now lives. In 2010, he was included in Lexikon der phantastischen Künstler . [38] : 47

Between 2009 and 2014 several drawings and paintings were acquired for the Robert J. Wickenheiser John Milton collection at the University of South Carolina.

In 2017 a portrait of John Milton was added to the Milton's Cottage collection, and he was named to the editorial board of Emmanations, a print anthology of poetry, fiction and essay published by International Authors.

Selected exhibitions

  • Dinner with the Devil [12] Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Sept 19, 2014
  • Satanic Verses Reading [7] Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Sept, 2014
  • The first presentation of The Satanic Verses of Bones Banez [13] Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Jan 25, 2014
  • Satan’s Peculiar Grace [14] 14th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Jan 26-Feb 24, 2013
  • The Society For Art Of Imagination Exhibition , [15] Phantasten Museum (Phantastenmuseum Wien), Palais Palffy; Vienna, Austria 2012
  • WAH's 16th Anniversary, The Grand Harvest : [16] International Juried Show with Awards, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, Oct 27-Dec 9, 2012
  • The Visionaries Show at the QCC Art Gallery, [17] Queensborough Community College, New York, USA. "Visionaries: The Art Of The Fantastic" July 12, 2012 - to September 20, 2012
  • Paradise Lost Collectors Weekend And Antiquarian Books and Art Exhibit , [18] WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, April 14–15, 2012
  • WAH Salon Art Club, [19] WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Fifty Year Fantastic , [20] The Society for Art of Imagination, United Kingdom, London, 2010
  • Great Artists Exhibit , [21] Museo Dabawenyo, Davao, Philippines, 2010
  • Selected Contemporary Works From The Permanent Collection, PART 2 (2002–Present) , [22] Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Paradise Lost Festival and Exhibit Celebrating Milton's 400th Birthday , [23] 2008
  • International Surrealist Show , [24] 2008, 2006
  • Brave Destiny Exhibit, [25] WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2003
  • Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival . Chicago IL USA, 2003
  • Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, 2002, Johnson, Vermont, USA
  • Amarin Café, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Mark Gallery, 1993, Davao City, Philippines
  • Victoria Gallery, Victoria Plaza, Davao City, Philippines
  • Ford Academy of the Arts, Davao City, Philippines, April 1984

Reviews and publications

  • Banez, Bienvenido Bones and Dr Horace Jeffery Hodges (2014) , Yuko Nii Foundation; 1ST edition (2014). ISBN 1495117340. ISBN 978-1495117343.
  • Kaplan, Carter. (2013). Emanations: Third Eye . p. xvi. Introduction includes works by various visual artists. Brookline, Massachusetts: International Authors. ISBN 0615494404.
  • Kaplan, Carter, et al. (2012). Emanations: Second Sight . The second anthology showcasing the work of thirty writers from around the world, with illustrations by various artists. Brookline, Massachusetts: International Authors. ISBN 0615699928.
  • Visionaries: The Art of the Fantastic, 1st Edition . ISBN 1936658143. 2012: QCC Art Gallery Press.
  • Lindall, Terrance (2012) with commentary by , p. 53. ISBN 978-1-4675-6146-4. 2012: Yuko Nii Foundation.
  • Surrealism in the Philippines (An interview with multidisciplinary artist and writer Danny Castillones Sillada) . [3] 2012: ArtSlant, New York.
  • Visionaries: the Art of the Fantastic , [3] a Queens Public Television review.
  • Himmelblau, Ulrich Goette (2010). Who's Who in Visual Art 2010-2011: 100 Artists in Painting, Graphic Arts, Digital Arts, Sculpture . 2010: Art Domain Whois Verlag. ISBN 3981347404.
  • Rapp, Otto (2010). Visionary Art Yearbook 2010-2011; [3] Canada: Otto Rapp.
  • Somozo, Phillip (Jan-Feb 2010). Mindanaoan Artist in Lexicon of Surrealism , [3] p. 48. Manila: Filipinas Mag.
  • Somozo, Phillip (2010). Ben Bañez, Art of Surrealism. M Life & living in Mindanao Volume 3 No.1, p. 61.
  • Somozo, Phillip (2009). Mindanaoan Artist Visual Irony in Lexicon of Surrealism , [3] Ang Dabawenyo.
  • Habarta, Gerard (2009). Lexikon der phantastischen Künstler . [3] Encyclopedia of Fantastic & Surrealistic & Symbolist & Visionary Artists. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 47–48. ISBN 3837084272.
  • Ayala, Tita Lacambra, and Ricardo M. Ungria (2008). Davao Harvest 2 . [3] Manila, Philippines: National Commission for Culture and the Arts. ISBN 9718141162.
  • Lindall, Terrance. What’s New in the Surreal World , [3] p. 164. March 2006: Art and Antiques Magazine.
  • Ramirez, Eileen Legaspi (2006). Crossbred and Emigre: Visual Art in a Flux [3] (Commissioned Article). Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
  • Datuin, Flaudette May V. and Alya Honasan (1998) PANANAW: Philippine Journal of Visual Arts (Vol. 2) . [3] Manila, Philippines: National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
  • Index of Painters and Sculptors Biography and Works Around the World [2]