NiNo Alicea was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he started his art education. He moved to Indiana completing a BA in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from IPFW and then moved to Los Angeles to work as a Production Designer/Art Director for the film business.
NiNo is known for being the first Puerto Rican to ever bring art to Burning Man with “Got Framed” in 2015 and 2016. He was an Honoraria Art Grant 2017 recipient for his wise owl “MÚCARO” which has led to #MÚCARO4PR, presently in development. In 2021 “Múcaro’s Rising” a mural at a basketball court located in Loíza, Puerto Rico was in the Top 100 of the 2021 CODAawards. He has created and installed art in California, Texas, and Maine.
His dedication and love for big-city art involving communities continues to grow. His goal is to continue inspiring youth through art. – @LeaveItToNiNo”.