Krescent Carasso was born in St. Augustine, Florida and raised in Southern California and British Columbia. In 2005 She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting. Early on she established herself as a prolific painter of the human form, exhibiting her work throughout the west coast and in several parts of Europe. Her paintings then relied heavily on a visual reference, often a collaboration of several photographs that Carasso would take herself. It was through this practice that her painting eventually led her to discover her love of photography, and the connection between the two resulted in an interesting dialogue between two seemingly separate bodies of work. Although still painting and even branching out to film, in the last year Carasso has focused primarily on photography, showing in several san Francisco galleries and working with a variety of different artists in both documentary and experimental fashions. She currently lives and works in San Francisco working full time, as a painter, filmmaker, and photographer.