Nico is a native of Bogotá, Colombia, who has lived and worked in the Southeast since immigrating to the United States in 1996. A product of a large, close-knit family, Nico grew up surrounded by artists, learning carpentry, photography, interior design, and painting along the way. Throughout his 20s, Nico focused on photography, traveling throughout the US to shoot for various modeling agencies as well as surf and skate magazines. Today, Nico resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and his two daughters. He now focuses on painting, sculpting and woodworking with found objects.