Carlos Franco-Ruiz (°1987, Managua, Nicaragua) is an artist who mainly works with painting. In 1988, as the civil war was winding down his parents immigrated to Miami, FL. Franco-Ruiz was raised in Miami, in the neighborhood of Little Havana. At the age of 14, he was accepted into the Commercial Art Magnet Program at South Miami Senior High School. After graduating, he would continue to pursue art as a career and completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Miami in in 2011. Two years later, he moved to Uruguay and continues to follow his passion for painting where he recently had a solo exhibition "Fractured Moments" at Roggia Galerie.
Franco-Ruiz currently lives and works in Sauce, Uruguay.