Ori Carino was born in a Houston Street loft in downtown Manhattan in 1982. He was raised amidst the Lower East Side art-movement of the 80’s. When he was five, Carino had a chance meeting with Keith Haring who had him paint a sun on his local mural. Carino attributes his very early beginnings in street art to those early years and began his own career as a graffiti artist and muralist on the Lower East Side right around age 12. Later he attended summer programs at Parsons and Cooper Union before going to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston. Carino has exhibited in group shows and art fairs in New York City and the Hamptons, Miami, Dallas, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Holland. His work is in private collections in the US, Europe, and Asia. In 2008, four of Carino’s paintings were included in the book The King of Dharma.