Hector Lopez


 

 

 

Héctor López, PhD.

Genève, Suisse

 

Né sur l'île de Porto Rico, Héctor López a grandi entre les villes colorées et la mer des Caraïbes. Inspiré par son environnement, il a développé une forte fascination pour les arts, la nature, la musique et la culture. Guidé par sa passion pour les arts visuels, Héctor a étudié l'Éducation des Arts Visuels à l'Université de Porto Rico où il a obtenu son diplôme de Bachelor avec mention. Il a ensuite passé sa maîtrise et son doctorat en Histoire d’Amérique, combinés avec les arts, à l'Université interaméricaine de Porto Rico. Héctor fait surtout de la peinture, de la xylographie, des arts graphiques, de la mosaïque et du vitrail. Il a organisé de nombreuses expositions en solo et a participé à des expositions de groupe.

Ses œuvres sont exposées dans les collections permanentes de différents musées de l’Amérique: le Musée des Amériques de Haydée Santa María à La Havane, le Musée des Amériques à Doral Floride, dans la Casa del Libro et la galerie d’art de l'Université inter-américaine à Porto Rico. Après avoir vécu deux ans à Nairobi (Kenya), Héctor vit actuellement à Genève en Suisse, où il continue à faire des arts.

 

Site web : https://hector953cvart.wixsite.com/cvart/bio

 

Héctor Lopez

Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, USA

Lives & works in Geneva, Switzerland

I am a certified visual arts and history teacher, as well as a professional artist with a specialty in techniques such as: drawing, painting, graphic arts, mosaic, stained glass, and picture framing, among others.

During my working experience in anthropology, arts and history museums, I have excelled in the areas of design and exhibition installations, assistant curator, museum guide and art workshop assistant.

My commitment to culture has led me to perform as an artist and teacher in different countries such as Puerto Rico, Kenya and Switzerland, as well as participation in volunteer projects in indigenous communities of Arauca, Colombia and in special communities in my own country.

I firmly believe in the education of art and the promotion of culture as an indispensable means for the healthy development of a fear society.

 

Education

2004 - 2014, PhD degree

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus.

Combined Masters (MA) and Ph.D. in Fine Arts and American History.

Thesis title:The artistic mosaic: expression of opulence of a social sector of the Puerto Rican culture in San Juan (1920 - 1940).

1999 - 2003, Bachelor (BEA) degree

Mayor in Visual Arts Education (all levels)

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Graduated with honors: Cum Laude

Certifications

Certified History Teacher, Puerto Rican Education Department.

Certified Visual Art Teacher, Puerto Rican Education Department                                            

Grants & Awards 

2008 - Ex - Libris, Second Prize, Casa del Libro Museum, S.J., P.R.

Exhibitions - Individual

2017 - Libéré par le rythme at Café d’Arts, Geneva, Switzerland.

2017 - Bomba en el Batey at Matadero Art Gallery, S. J., P.R.      

2016 - Beautés Noires at Rue Albert-Cohen 8, Geneva, Switzerland.

2015 - Black Majesty, Nairobi, Kenya.

2009 - Mystical Mangrove, San Juan, Puerto Rico                

2001 - Nude Colors, Pinacoteca of the Social Science Faculty, UPR, Río Piedras, S.J., P.R.

Exhibitions - Collective

2019 - Exposition D'Art Contemporain D'Amérique Latine, Centre des arts École Internationale de Genève, Suisse.

2019 - LUX, Art Centre, Angel "Lito" Pena, Humacao, Puerto Rico.

2018 - International Exhibition Art Resilience, Saint-Frajou Art Museum, France.

2018 - International Exhibition Viva El Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2017 - International Exhibition Art Resilience, Saint-Frajou Art Museum, France.

2013 - Professors Collective, Delta Picó Gallery, San Juan Art League, Puerto Rico.

2012 - Professors Collective, Delta Picó Gallery, San Juan Art League, Puerto Rico.

2011 - Professors Collective, Delta Picó Gallery, San Juan Art League, Puerto Rico.

2010 - May International Exhibition, Museum of the Americas, Florida, USA.

2004 - La Joven Estampa, Art Collection of our America Haydee Santamaría, Havana, Cuba.

2003 - Human Figure, Guatibirí Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2002 - Human Figure, Guatibirí Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2001 - Human Figure, Guatibirí Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2003 - Estreno 103, Francisco Oller Galery, UPR, Río Piedras, S.J., P.R.

1999 - Life without violence, Condado Plaza Hotel, S.J., P.R.

Exhibitions - Permanent

Museum of the Americas, Doral, Florida, USA.

Fernando Picó Gallery at San Juan Art League, San Juan Puerto Rico.

Museum 'La Casa de Las Américas', Art Collection of our America, Havana, Cuba.

Pinacoteca of the Inter-American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Museum 'Casa del Libro', San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Publications

2016 - Book Cover, Y Fuimos Dos... by Luis Daniel Estrada Santiago        

2013 - Book Cover, Eterno Fugaz  by Luis Daniel Estrada Santiago.