Roberto Silva-Ortiz is a painter, draftsman and printmaker. He studied drawing and painting at Escuela de Artes Visuales de Santurce in Puerto Rico. At 17 he received an apprenticeship with Rafael Trelles, one of Puerto Rico’s most distinguished contemporary painters.
After two years of studies in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Puerto Rico, he was awarded a scholarship to study printmaking at the Academia de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba. After his studies in Cuba, he continued his art work in the Canary Islands before moving to Barcelona, Spain.
His work has been exhibited in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, Norway, Macedonia and the United States. Among other honors, Roberto was awarded the 2011-2012 Kahn Family Fellowship at the Ink Shop in Ithaca, NY where he now lives and works.