Born in 1966 in Madeira, Portugal Currently lives in San Francisco, California
Rigo 23 has exhibited his work internationally for more than 20 years, placing murals, paintings, sculptures, and tile work in public situations. His art encourages viewers to examine their relationship to their community, their role as unwitting advocates of public policy, and their place on a planet occupied by many other living things. Rigo 23's works exist as art and as thoughtful public interventions. He is one of the founding members of the Clarion Alley Mural Project and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been the recipient of many awards, including a SECA Art Award from SFMOMA in 1998. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University.