Reynier Llanes was born in 1985. He attended the school of art for four years and completed his studies in 2004. In Havana, Reynier was tutored by one of the country’s most recognized realist artists, Juan Miguel Suarez.
In 2007 Llanes availed himself of an opportunity to emigrate from Cuba and moved to the United States.
In 2015 Llanes relocated with his family to Miami in order to take advantage of the city’s international art market and vibrant cultural life and to be closer to his home country. South Florida is, of course, home to a large Cuban exile and emigre community many of whose intellectuals, collectors, and fellow artists have welcomed Llanes into their cosmopolitan scene. He recently had a solo exhibition, his first in South Florida.