Carlos W. Encarnación-Váquez is a visual artist and art educator born and raised in Puerto Rico. He received a BA in Social Sciences/Forensic Psychology from the Universidad de Puerto Rico (2010), a BA from CUNY Lehman Herbert College (2013) and a Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY-The City College of New York (2016); from where he was awarded with the Bernard Levinson Award and the Connor Fellowship, respectively. He also was the recipient of the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Fellowship (2019) and was selected for The Governors Island Initiative in collaboration with the BronxArtSpace. His works have been included in various groups exhibitions at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center and the Bronx Art River Center; and has collaborated in public and community-based art projects with non-profit organizations such as Chashama, Sing for Hope, among others. He currently lives and works in New York City.