Ciba Karisik completed a Bachelor and Master's degrees in painting in 1985 at the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Art. The grandson of two artists, Karisik became an established artist working in the trompe l'oeil, high realist style. In 1992, he immigrated to Canada where he continued his career. Since then, he has produced a significant body of work and exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, England and Europe.