NOA is the pen name of the Cuban artist Luis Rodríguez. He was born in Baracoa, and lives and works in Havana. He attended the ENAP National Art School in Havana from 1985 until 1989, and then the High Institute of Industrial Design from 1989 until 1994. He works in several artistic fields (sculpting, watercolor paintings, installations, etc.) and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions. In the early 1990s he made illustrations and comics like 'El Regalo' for the magazine Somos Jovenes.