Mike Carrion was born in Quezon City, migrated to the US in 2010, and is currently based in Millbrae, California. He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and started his career in 1989 for a Korean animation studio based in Manila, then moved to ABS-CBN broadcasting in 1992. He has worked as a motion graphics animator and designer for more than 17 years.
His works mostly revolve around the life and struggles of Filipinos here and back home, the cycle of life and birth, death and decay. For many, objects that are wasting away like decomposing wood, a rusting padlock, or a crumbling fence are things to be discarded or forgotten. However, for Mike, they are the structure and the foundation on which he bases his art. At times, it is the battered, the beat up, and the broken down that add texture and color to the strokes on the canvas and supports a more concrete representation of his visual narrative.