Pose (Jordan Nickel) was born in 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, and is currently based in the city of Chicago. Nickel graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 with a painting major, after having practiced public art since 1992. He has since become one of the worlds foremost graffiti-style fine artists, respected by his peers and acknowledged by many experts in the field as a pioneer. His studio work is strongly informed by his experiences and his immersion in old-school and classic sign painting. As a member of several distinguished art collectives he has painted murals around the globe, most recently on New York City’s illustrious Houston/Bowery wall.