Luisa Basnuevo was born in Cuba and came to the United States via Spain. Received an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A from Florida International University. Her paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Musée de Luxembourg in Paris, France. Her work is included in public and corporate collections throughout Florida, including those of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, and the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Southeastern Arts Federation, the South Florida Consortium, and the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.

Luisa Basnuevo lives and works in Miami, Florida.