Nica and Edgar A. English met each other while making coffee. Their love for Os Mutantes, Manu Chao, French films and river dancing brought them together. It was clearly love at first cream and sugar. Their friendship grew so strong that they started to dress alike.
During the summer of 2009 (a time of Trader Joe's wine, tree climbing and biking), they started to make art and decided to share it with the world. They needed a venue for their vision, and what better way than to grab people’s attention than by putting their art on the streets.
They needed a name. So, taking Os Gemeos as an inspiration, they decided to call themselves Paper Twins. Since then, Nica and Edgar have been busy making art for the streets and now for galleries. They still make coffee together and suck at latte art.
Nica is a Peru-born, Atlanta-based artist and illustrator, who in 2006 received a scholarship to attend Savannah College of Art & Design for illustration. She also produces work for galleries. Her solo show, Pintame Feliz, appeared at Vacation Gallery and Boutique last year, and she was part of the Not You show at MINT Gallery, and the collaborative installation "Here We Hide" at MINT with Joe Tsambiras and Sam Parker.
Edgar A. English is an Atlanta-based visual artist, who received a BFA in painting and printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005. She has been involved in numerous group shows at venues such as MINT Gallery, Young Blood Gallery, E. Gordon Gallery (Cleveland), the Reinburger Gallery (Cleveland), and had a solo show at Relapse Theater in 2006. She taught "Young People's Classes" at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 2002-2004.