Bina Altera was born 1972 in Jersey City, 
NJ where she had an endless supply of 
vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles 
and a view of Manhattan from her rooftop.
She graduated from the Art Institute of 
Boston with a concentration in illustration. 
After graduation she began working as a 
commercial artist for clients such as The 
Atlantic Monthly and New York Times 
Magazine creating editorial photo-illustration.
In 2002 Bina’s focus shifted to fine art and
she began to search for her true form of 
expression. When Bina isn’t drawing and 
painting she is photographing, cooking, 
drifting and dreaming. She also teaches 
classes in Continuing Education at the
School of Visual Arts and has a studio
in Brooklyn, NY.