Nando Alvarez-Perez is an artist and educator based in Buffalo, NY. In 2014 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography. Since then his work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and internationally, most recently at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Drake One Fifty in Toronto, Interface Gallery in Oakland, CA, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, where he was recently in residence. He has taught courses at the California College of the Arts, the Art Studio at UC Berkeley, and the San Francisco Art Institute, and he is currently a visiting lecturer at Alfred University and the Visual Studies Workshop. His photographs have appeared in WIRED and NYT Mag. He is the co-founder of The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, an arts and education nonprofit organization launching in Spring 2019.