Nives Cicin-Sain was born on 23rd April 1961 in Split, where she graduated from the Art School in 1979. She became a member of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists in 1989.
Nives held 20 solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad and took part in more than 50 group exhibitions throughout the world.
In her artistic expression she mostly uses the papier-mâché technique which she perfected herself. She held many workshops at home, in Japan, Germany, USA and Israel. Until 1999 she participated in numerous theatre projects, modeling art props, masks and jewelry.
Nives also created three independent scene set designs and three costume design projects, thus gaining precious experience which is reflected in her present work. She has experience with illustration of books and design of picture postcards. During 2007. she published book My Papier-Mâché on Croatian also translated on English and German. She lives and works in Split, Croatia.