Luisa Mesa was born in Havana, Cuba and earned her BFA (Magna Cum Laude) at FIU, in Miami, where she lives and works. Mesa has exhibited her work in numerous venues and is included in several important collections. Mesa’s pieces are about past, present and future, about the ancestors that genetically and culturally influenced who she is. They are about the Cuba of her family that lives on in her imagination. Although her work reflects who Mesa is, it is her intention to communicate with others through it, in the hopes that they can recognize themselves in her narrative.