Carlo Ricafort was born in Quezon City and 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 José State University in 2000. He has since exhibited at museums, numerous galleries, and cultural spaces in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and internationally in Mexico, Thailand, France, Germany, and the Philippines. He has also participated in the collateral exhibitions of the XII Havana Biennial in Cuba. He currently works out of San Francisco and is co-founder of the artist-run project space Random Parts in Oakland, California.