Born and raised in Calauag, Quezon, he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Interior Design and Decoration minor in Painting and Advertising from Philippine Women's University, where he was a professor from 1976 to 1985. Dimalanta is a recipient of numerous awards, which includes: Outstanding Calauaguenio of Calauag Central College in 1998; Grand Prize Winner of First Pampanga Art Competition in 1982; Awardee of the Philippine Women's University of Sto. Tomas' On-the-Spot painting contest in 1973; and Grand Prize Winner of Solidarity for Social Dedication's Painting Contest in 1971.
Dimalanta has mounted numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in countless group exhibitions in various local art galleries and prestigious venues such as The Wall Gallery, Hobbies Art Gallery, Hidalgo Gallery, and Rear Room Gallery. His mural paintings can be seen at St. Pete's Church in Calauag Quezon, Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon, and Gandara Church in Samar.
Affiliated with the Art Association of the Philippines, Likarla Art Group (Student Organization), Philippine Christian Art, Production Designers Guild of the Philippines, Scriptwriter's Guild of the Philippines (SGP), and FILVAG-Filipino Visual Artists Guild. indeed, Dimalanta is a man of distinction.