Hugo Moro was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954. He lived in New York City from the age of 12, there he attended The High School of Art and Design; Pratt Institute; The Fashion Institute of Technology; and The Art Students League.  In New York he held various graphic design positions in advertising and publishing.  He relocated to Miami Florida in 1999, since then he has visited Cuba with support of Research Travel Grants from Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute. In 2006 he participated in the IX Havana Biennial invited by the Biennial’s collateral exhibitions committee. In 2009 he participated in the first Ghetto Biennial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  He was an artist in residence at Art Center/South Florida in Miami Beach, and an adjunct professor at FIU from 2006 to 2012. He relocated to Seattle WA in September 2014, his work space is located at Project-106 Artist Studios in Pioneer Square.

2006               MFA, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2003               BFA, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
1975-78         Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
1974-75         Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1970-74         High School of Art and Design, NYC
1975-78         The Art Students League, NYC

since 2016   Studio Artist, Project-106, Seattle, WA
                         Art Activities Facilitator at The Recovery Cafe and Matt Talbot Center, Seattle WA
2007-13        Studio Artist, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
2006-12        Adjunct professor, FIU, Miami FL
2003-06       Full-time Student, Masters of Fine Arts degree program and 
                         Teacher’s Assistant to Drawing and Ceramics professors at at FIU, Miami FL
2001-03        Full-time Student Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at
                         New World School of the Arts in Miami FL,
  Gallery Supervisor and
                         Preparator for New World Gallery, Miami, FL
1994-01        Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Self Employed. Partial Client List:  Aristoplay Ltd.,
                         The Hague Appeal, Harcourt, McMillan, New Yorkers for Children, Pearson
                         Learner, PlanetDexter Books, Prentis Hall, and Walt Disney.
1990-94       Senior Designer, Scholastic Inc., NYC  
1988-90       Art Director, Scholastic Inc., NYC
1985-86       Art Dealer, Dash & Dash Gallery, NYC
1985-89       Associate Art Director, Ira Friedman Inc., NYC
1983-85       Art Director, Electric Company Magazine, CTW, NYC   
1979-83       Art Director, J. Douglas Fischer Advertising, NYC

2017              WARP & WOOF, Gallery 4500, Seatttle WA
2010             Ni Ange Nwa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL
2009            Through the Years, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL
2008            The Bigger Picture, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
2007             Black and White, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
2006            AlmacОn, Frost Museum, FIU, Miami, FL
2005             La Capilla de los Palos, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2017              Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, Seattle, WA
2017              PROUD, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
2016              Cuban Fried Chicken, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014              Walking in Someone ElseЂs Shoes, Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL
2013              International Cultural Exchange/Suriname, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL
2012              Boca Raton Museum of Art 61th Annual Exhibition, BRMA, Boca Raton, FL
2011               Cuba Now, 21Century Museum, Louisville, KY
2010              Florida Contemporary 2010, Naples Museum of Art, Naples FL
2009             7000 trees for Haiti, 1rst Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2008             Lotus House Soup Kitchen, Margulis Warehouse, Miami, FL
2007             All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2006             AlmacОn, IX Havana Biennial collateral exhibit. Havana, Cuba
2005             Sweet Basil, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2004             It’s For The Birds, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2003             2nd Annual Miami Art Exchange Non-Affiliated Juried Exhibition, Miami, FL
2002             Paraguay Biennial, Asuncion, Paraguay
1989             Annual Members Show, Lower East Side Print Shop, NYC
1986             Ash tray Show, Club 57, NYC
1985              Love Tunnel Installation, El Pueblo Gallery, NYC
1982-86       Assorted performances at The Pyramid Club, NYC

Ghetto biennale, Richard Fleming, The Miami Herald, January 3, 2010
Unexpected discovery…, Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald, July 20, 2009
Rutas del Arte, Adriana Herrera T., El Nuevo Herald, March 26, 2006
La Capilla de Reinaldo Arenas, by Jose A. Evora, El Nuevo Herald. April 24, 2005
A Fine Sense of Place, by Alfredo Triff, Miami New Times, January, 2005
Taking Flight, by Elisa Turner, Miami Herald, July 18, 2004
Bird drop-ins, by Franklin Einspruch, Street Weekly, June 11, 2004

2017              Seattle Center Sculpture Walk Grant, Office of Art & Culture, Seattle, WA
2011              First Prize, Humoratorium: The Art of Whimsy Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2009            First Prize, All-Media Juried Biennial, ACCH, Hollywood, FL
2005            Cuban Research Institute Travel Grant, FIU, Miami, FL
2004            Cuban Research Institute Travel Grant, FIU, Miami, FL
2003            The League for Innovation National Arts Competition “Best in Show”
2003            Finalist in Espirito Santo Plaza Artwork Competition, Miami, FL
2000           Altos de Chavon, visiting artist, La Romana, Dominican Republic
1993            The FamilyFun KidTest Toy of The Year Runner-Up for Guess It, by Aristoplay, Ltd
1991             EPAA Distinguished Achievement Award for Graphics of Article
                       in SuperScience Blue Magazine
1992             Parents’ Choice Award for SuperScience Blue Magazine
1989             Scholastic’s Achievement Awards For Design of SuperScience Blue Magazine
1981             Clio Awards Certificate of Creative Excellence Sergio Valente Jeans TV spot