Carlo Ricafort immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985 where his family invested in a printing business. Self-taught in the graphic arts and offset printing, he pursued his BFA in Pictorial Arts from San Jose State University in 2000. He has since exhibited at museums, numerous galleries, and cultural spaces in San Francisco (US), Los Angeles (US), New York (US), San Cristóbal de las Casas (MX), Bangkok (TH), Sète (FR), Hamburg (DE), Manila (PH), and participated in the collateral exhibitions of the XII Havana Biennial (CU). He currently works out of San Francisco and is co-founder of the artist-run gallery Random Parts in Oakland, California.