Luis Mallo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. He studied graphic design in New York City, but his immediate interest after leaving school became the photographic medium and its creative potential.
His work has been shown around the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. He is a recipient of the Cintas Foundation Award and The Art Matters Photography Award. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Worcester Museum of Art, the Museum of Art at Fort Lauderdale and the New York Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, as well as other public and private collections. Luis Mallo has been invited to lecture and talk about his work at various institutions, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Maier Museum of Art.
He’s also conducted workshops for students at various academic and cultural venues. His images have been featured in Metropolis magazine in New York City, Azure magazine in Toronto and Leica World Magazine in Germany. Luis Mallo currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. His solo show, Interruptions, at Praxis in NYC will be on view from 01/08 to 02/22 2015.