Ranilo Zapanta was born on December 5, 1960. After his secondary education, he worked as a silk screen designer. From there, he continued his education and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Far Eastern University in 1983. Later on, he worked as a senior artist for an advertising company in Saudi Arabia until 1992.
He pursued his passion for the arts. His creative goal is to go out and let his consciousness engage in everyday life. His works are done artistically and give a very detailed view of his subjects.