Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started his painting art work on New York's subway in 1973. During the early 1980s Seen started producing work on canvas, shown by galleries and bought by museums and private collectors across the globe. His work was shown in many solo exhibitions as well as group shows with artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. In the late 1980s Seen turned his artistic talents to tattoo art, opening Tattoo Seen, which quickly became one of the most successful studios in New York. Seen's recent work as an artist includes three-dimensional sculpture, mixed media work with reclaimed or discarded materials ,and a series of hand-painted, limited-edition MTA New York subway maps. He continues to exhibit worldwide.