Francisco Souto was born in Venezuela, and received his BFA from the Herron School of Art in 2000, and his MFA from the Ohio State University in 2002. He has participated in a wide range of national and international exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, Venezuela, Russia, Egypt and Japan. Significant exhibitions include: Latin American Contemporary Printmaking Masters, Italy, the 6th Kochi triennial exhibition of prints, Japan; the IV Novosibirsk International Biennial of Contemporary Graphic Art; Russia, the 5th British International Minitaure Print Exhibition, UK; 12th International Print Biennial, Bulgaria; the Boston Printmakers 2003 North American Print Exhibition; Los Angeles Printmaking Society 18th National Exhibition, California.
He has taught workshops and has been a visiting artist in the US and abroad including: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado; the Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela; American University in Cairo, Egypt; Academy of Fine Art Helsinki, Finland; University of Texas, Austin; Museo Grabado, Zacatecas, Mexico, Columbus College of Art and Design. He has received many awards and grants and his work is in many important public and private collections in the US and abroad. HE is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.