Cuban born, Robert Figueroa emigrated to the United States at age seven and grew up in Miami, Florida. The early part of his professional career took place in Los Angeles, California where he worked at Raleigh Film Studios in Hollywood as Head of Post Production. In 1991, after the passing of his partner, he changed careers to photography leading him back to Miami.
Being self-taught in photography presented some limitations, especially after the digital revolution. Robert decided to further his education receiving an Associate of Science Degree, with Honors, from Miami Dade College in Photographic Technologies. He continued on to Florida International University graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Summa Cum Laude.
Robert’s work has exhibited as a solo show at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY, and as part of the Graduating Class Thesis Exhibit at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
He currently lives with his husband Anthony in the Wilton Manors area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.