Luisa Maria Basnuevo
Luisa Maria Basnuevo was born in Cuba and came to the United States via Spain in 1972. She received a BFA from Florida International University and an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1991. Her paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Musée de Luxembourg in Paris, France in 2008. That same year she participated in the inauguration of the new facility of the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (FIU) with a solo exhibit of her paintings. In 2010, her work was published in “Puertas a la Imaginación”, a book about new Cuban literature with an exhibit at the Freedom Tower in Miami. Her work is included in public and corporate collections throughout Florida, including those of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland and Miami Art Museum. For the past five years, Ms. Basnuevo has continued a personal research and interest in the pre-Romanesque architecture of Asturias, Spain and the region’s coastal landscape and pre-historic caves. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Southeastern Arts Federation, South Florida Consortium, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Department of State.