Rafael López-Ramos was born in Cabaiguán (1962) and raised in Havana, where he studied at Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), 1987-1991, and graduated from Academia San Alejandro, 1985. His latest solo shows have been Serendipity (two person show with Natasha Perdomo), Artium Miami, 2017; Chromatic Aporias, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 2015; and Wonderland, The Art Link, Miami, 2013, and 17 Frost Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2012.
Since the 1980s his work has participated in curated group exhibitions like The Prodigious Decade, Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, 2017; Stealing Base: Cuba at Bate, The 8th Floor, NY, 2013; Killing Time, Exit Art, NY, 2007; Cuban Art outside Cuba, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, 2006; Junge Kunst aus Kuba, Museum Friedrichshof, Austria; 1er Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, 1995; Nacido en Cuba, Museo de Arte Moderno del Estado de Mexico, Toluca, 1992, and Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela, 1991; El Objeto Esculturado, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, 1990. López-Ramos art is discussed in the books Artists in Purgatory -Jorge Reynardus Collection, The Cuban Art Alliance, 2017, and Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House by Andrea O’Reilly Herrera, University of Texas Press, 2011.
His work is part of the MOCA North Miami permanent collection, as well as numerous private collections.