CERA is a mural artist currently based out of the Chicagoland area. In 2012, he received a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with an emphasis in printmaking and graphic design. After years of wheat-pasting both nationally and internationally, CERA extended his practice into large-scale painted murals. His work is an integration of digital drawings, printmaking techniques, and painting; his projects spread across genres including street art, private commissions, public projects, and collaborations. This fluidity enables him to move his work through the public sphere and creates an accessible visibility to a variety of audiences. Many of his paintings depict images of the figure, abstracted through both embellishment and concealment. Bold color and graphic patterns entice the viewer into a sense of excitement and wonder. Throughout his career CERA has exhibited his work in Milwaukee, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Seoul, South Korea.