From 2008-2011 Nando Alvarez-Perez studied the history of cinema at Hunter College in Manhattan where he graduated summa cum laude and received his BA in Film Studies and Special Honors from the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. In 2012 he spent two months in Santiago, Chile which resulted in his first self-published photobook, Piss/Cola/California. In 2014 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography. He finished his second book, Lacuna, while in attendance there. His work has been shown throughout the West Coast and was featured in Salón Boricua as part of the 4th Poly/Graphic Triennial in San Juan PR. In 2016 he had solo exhibitions at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo NY, Tmoro Projects in Santa Clara CA, and was commissioned for a project at John McNeil Studio in Berkeley CA; in addition, he published his third book, Alpine Shadow Black Madonna. Most recently his work was exhibited at the inaugural edition of UNTITLED Art Fair in San Francisco as well as part of the exhibition, "Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000," at Photofairs SF. Upcoming exhibitions include Material Art Fair in Mexico City and at Interface Gallery in Oakland CA. He teaches in the photography program at the California College of the Arts.