Olivier Bertoni was born in Port Au Prince Haiti in 1980 where he spent the first part of his childhood. Between 1990 and 1994, he lived in the Dominican Republic where his step father was ambassador. In 1999, he obtained his french high school diploma and went back to Santo Domingo where studied illustration and fine arts at the Altos de Chavon art school. He then obtained a B.F.A. in New York at the Parsons School of Design of the New School University. He now lives in the Dominican Republic where he teachers Plastic Arts and Paintings. His work explores subjects like the lost of innocence, the journey into adulthood, frustrations due to the difficulties of speech, and ultimately, his condition as a migrant.