Labrona is one of Canada's best-known street artists. He has been a fixture on the Canadian and international street art scenes for close to 20 years. Labrona was born in Magog, Quebec in 1972, but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.
Labrona moved to Montreal in 1997 to attend Concordia University's art program, graduating in 2001. It was during this time that he was introduced to the Montreal graffiti scene. He has said that he received two educations at once, one at art school and the other in the train yards and in the streets, painting with his friend and mentor, Canadian street-art legend Troy Lovegates.
In 2004, Labrona appeared in Graffiti World, one of the seminal books of its time on the street art and graffiti scene, and was soon approached by galleries from around the world. He has exhibited his work in galleries all over Europe and North America and has had major shows in Los Angeles, Paris, New York, London and Montreal. Labrona now spends most of his time creating works in the studio and doing mural commissions. He has also taken part in many international mural festivals lately, affording him opportunities to travel and paint large-scale pieces. In the studio, he has been working on a series of works that reimagine the paintings of old masters in his own colourful style.