Emilio Falero (born 1947 in Sagua la Grande, Cuba) is a Cuban artist residing in Florida, U.S.A. since 1962.
Although his principal medium is painting, he studied painting, sculpture and ceramics with artists Rafael Soriano, Rafael Consuegra, Duane Hanson and Mark Wethley in Miami, Florida between 1966-1969. Falero graduated from the Miami Dade Community College, North Campus, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in 1967, and later attended Barry College in North Miami, Florida, in 1969.
His most relevant solo shows include a 1974 exhibit at Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.; a 1979 solo exhibit titled Emilio Falero. Paintings, Drawings and Works in Progress at the Forma Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida; the 1986 Correlations/Inversions: Recent Works by Emilio Falero show at the Acanthus Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida, and the 1987 Emilio Falero and Miguel Padura: Realism for the 1980’s show at the Miami-Dade Public Library System's celebration of the 15th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month. The show was held at the West Dade Regional Library, Miami, Florida.
Emilio has formed part of many collective exhibitions, such as the 1969 group show at Miami Dade Community College, North Campus, Miami, Florida; the 1976 exhibit at 18th Annual Hortt Memorial Exhibition at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the 1988 Cintas Fellows Revisited: A Decade After show held at the Main Library, Metro Dade Cultural Center in Miami, Florida, and the noted 1997 group show titled Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection also at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Falero has won many artistic awards like the Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York; the Ziuta and Joseph James Akston Foundation Award at the 38th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art Painting; The Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida. He has been recognized by many curators, gallery owners and prominent art critics as a leading artistic component of the Cuban American art scene for more than four decades and running.
His work can be found in prominent art collections such as the Agrupación Católica Universitaria, Miami, Florida, the Cintas Foundation Inc., New York, New York; the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, Florida, and the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami Florida.