Florencio Gelabert was born in Havana, Cuba . He received his BA from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana in 1981. Gelabert is scheduled to have a solo exhibition at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, Miami in 2008. He has exhibited in museums and galleries in Spain, Sweden, Venezuela and Miami. Gelabert received the New York Foundation of Arts/CAF Award and the Reed Foundation Fellowship in 2005 as well as residencies at the Chashama Studio in New York and the Vermont Studio Center in 2006.
His work is in numerous collections including The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU, Miami; Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; and the Nassau County Museum, Long Island. He recently received two public commissions one from Miami Dade College, the other from West Harlem Art Fund. Gelabert currently lives and works in New York.