Ulysses Duterte was born in Naga City, Philippines and is currently based in New Jersey. Trained in architecture and a former member of Bicol Artists Guild, Duterte migrated to the United States in March of 1995. His work has been shown in the Philippines as well as throughout the United States in New Jersey, California, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington D.C. He works in a Symbolist style and believes that “Love is universal as Art should be.”