Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1983. He received his BFA as well as a Master's Degree in Digital Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Lesser's work is rooted in a critical observation of contemporary culture. Borrowing techniques from commercial art mediums, his work explores a commercial language marred by its own transience. Examining a contemporary climate in which virtuality often supersedes actuality, his work employs a combination of traditional studio practices and digital/digitally influenced approaches to investigate the artistic practice in the 21st century, while addressing perennial issues of class, power and privilege. In his recent work, Gonzalez surveys popular culture through the lens of archaeology, drawing connections between digital practices and proto-languages.