Samuel Rios Cuevas was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico in 1989. He studied in the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San German, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Painting and Visual Arts and a minor in Graphic Arts and printmaking in 2012. For four years he lived in Japan and traveled to various places such as Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Guam, Australia and others while serving in the US NAVY. He currently studies his master’s degree in the Universidad Metropolitana of Aguadilla in the School of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Strategic Leadership.
Samuel Ríos Cuevas artwork seems eternally tied to the graphic arts. As if was spellbound by the magic of the engraving, the young artist uses elements traditional of the woodcut and linocut such as repetition and variation of lines, textures, sizes and forms with a good use of tonal value to create his artwork. Where icons or perhaps distorted representations of the human beings reveal the dark and ambiguous reality of life, religion and culture. In the past 4 years he has been working on mix media drawings and his current body of work is on various printmaking techniques such as: relief printmaking, collagraphy, embossing, monotypes, and others.