Nick Cave was born in 1959 Missouri. He received his bachelor's degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and studied dance in Alvin Ailey. He received his master's from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He is currently a professor and chair of the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He utilises many decorative and found objects to represent human condition in the social and political realm. He makes references to African ceremonial costumes and masks. he attempts to open up views to many cultures and examine personal and cultural identity in relation to the world.