Mimmo was born and raised in Sicily. He graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Before moving to Canada in 1998, he worked in Milan, Rome, and New York as an art director. Although he continues to work on small projects in film and design, in the past five years he has returned to his primary passion: painting. Mimmo paints the tensions he observes as a new Canadian, pristine nature contaminated by consumer culture and the slow erosion of the Canadian landscape by human industry. His paintings blend the mannerist/baroque with the contemporary.