Nefthali was born in East Elmhurst, Queens as the son of Mexican parents in 2001. As a first generation Mexican-American he is the eldest brother of three siblings. Since he was a toddler he has always been drawing and painting. Nefthali draws his inspiration for community activism from his mom who works tirelessly to uplift her community and assist those in need. He has previously collaborated with Faith In New York as a group facilitator and also with Mobile Print Power as a lead painter from 2013-2015. Nefthali sees his community involvement going hand in hand with his art-making as it is a form of expression that also inspires others.