Luisa Basnuevo was born in Cuba and came to the United States via Spain. She received a B.F.A from Florida International University and a M.F.A. 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. Her work is included in public and corporate collections throughout Florida, including those of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, and the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Southeastern Arts Federation, the South Florida Consortium, and the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State. Luisa Basnuevo lives and works in Miami, Florida.