Luis Borrero graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in 1999. During his third year of study at the academy, Luis was honored with the Cresson Scholarship for European Travel. His travels in Europe had a significant impact on his early work and sparked a lasting interest in historical materials and techniques. In 2005, he went on to study historical pigments under the guidance of Peter Trubig, in New York City. Borrero has been awarded several individual artist grants, among them the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant from Montreal, Canada and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant from Ithaca, New York. In 2007, he was selected to exhibit at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico as a part of the Reyes-Veray Collection. The exhibition culminated in a comprehensive book of Puerto Rican artists.
Borrero cultivates a personal style that has been influenced by the current figurative movement as well as the early Baroque period. He uses traditional pictorial schemes, in order to depict contemporary life in a narrative rich with symbolic metaphor. His work has been reviewed and discussed in a multitude of Puerto Rican publications, most recently by Jorge Rodriguez in "El Vocero" out of San Juan, PR. Borrero has participated in numerous exhibitions, and was awarded Best in Show in the Salmagundi Club's Non-Members Exhibit at the Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea, New York. His paintings appear in collections in Puerto Rico and the United States.