Eduardo Carriazo, a U.S. citizen who was born in Colombia, has been a year-round resident of Palm Springs since December 2012. Prior to becoming a professional artist, he pursued a career in science and obtained a dual masters degree in marine and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. After working for two years in the field of molecular biology, Eduardo transitioned to a position he held for ten years as a graphic designer and scientific illustrator at the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), a USC engineering research facility. In 2005, Eduardo returned to school and obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Florida State University, and among his extracurricular activities, he served as director of the Phyllis Straus Gallery. He then completed a three-year Master of Fine Arts program at FSU; as a graduate student he participated in multiple local and national shows, including the Fountain Art Fair at Miami’s Art Basel. He also spent two sessions at Penland School of Craft expanding his knowledge of ceramics.