Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico lives and works in New York City and San Juan.
In 2013, Lionel was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile and had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York.
Lionel’s numerous group exhibitions include: SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, and the Sound Art Fair at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico, amongst others. Cruet received a Master of Fine Arts from The City College of New York – CUNY and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He is interested in subjects of geopolitics, technology, and nature, using digital printing processes, audiovisual material, performance, and installations.