Ricardo Avalo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1967. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Painting. In 1989 he received a grant award for an artistic-cultural trip, which allowed him to travel to France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the United States. In 1991 he was invited to work with master sculptor Pablo Rubio in his workshop, where he remained for five years. In 1992 he participated in the First Plastic Arts Biennial at the Casa Roig Museum in Humacao, PR, where he won in the painting category. That same year he assisted Spanish sculptor Amadeo Gabino during the First Sculpture Symposium of Puerto Rico. In 1993 he received the Jorge Rechany Award for the most prominent student in painting at the University of Puerto Rico. In 1999 he was chosen to participate in the exposition Puerto Rico in Paris to commemorate the incorporation of the Puerto Rico chapter to the AIAP-UNESCO. This important exhibition was presented in September 2000 featuring a retrospective of Puerto Rican art during the past fifty years.
Artist Ricardo Avalo has presented almost 20 solo shows in Puerto Rico and the United States. He has participated in more than 25 notable group shows throughout the Caribbean, United States and Europe. Ricardo Avalo’s exhibitions, as well as his participation in various art auctions have all been very successful, well-received and praised by art critics and collectors.