Vincent Pacheco was raised in a family of drug dealers and gangbangers in California’s Bay Area. After becoming the first one in his family to graduate from college, Pacheco spent the next 15 years of his life working as a commercial artist, hustling his way up the corporate ladder, in hopes of carving out a better life for his family. Having worked for clients such as Disney, Marvel, Yahoo, Microsoft, Acura, and Paramount Pictures, Pacheco threw in the towel and decided to seek a life that was dedicated towards spiritual growth rather than monetary gain. He now lives in a cabin in the woods, no longer works for corporations, and is actively using his work to process the ideas of family, place, and personal history. Pacheco is a mixed-media artist, living and working in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.