Nana Olivas was born in New York City, and studied painting and art at The Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited widely, including the Bronx Museum, P.S. 122, Cristinerose Gallery NYC, Emily Lowe Gallery, and many others. Her work has been featured on CNN, in Elle Décor, and Newsday. Olivas lives and works in New York City.