Andres Garcia-Peña was born in Milan, Italy of Columbian parents and raised in the United States. After attending the prestigious Cooper Union School in New York City, Andres began his career as a muralist and prominent figure in the East Village art scene of the Eighties. Since then he has lived and worked in Barcelona and currently keeps his studio in Brooklyn, NY. World renown as the “Central Park Gondolier,” Garcia-Pena has exhibited internationally, with solo shows in Columbia, Holland, Spain, Sweden and throughout the United States. He continues to work extensively in public art and has completed commissions for the Children’s Aid Society in New York. He has recently had two of his works added to the permanent collection at New York City’s Latin American Museum on 5th Avenue.