Ramon Oscar Lopez was born in Miami and comes from a big family of Cuban descent.  Although he grew up never meeting his father who was a welder, scholar, philosopher, self-taught musician, sculptor, and painter, Lopez showed artistic promise early on.  His mother supported his interests, though she herself was not an artist, and made sure he was formally trained beginning at Southwood Magnet Middle, and then New World School of the Arts where he graduated with honors and distinction.  He majored in Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he graduated with honors in 2008.  In 2009 he was offered an Art Internship working with national peace-mural artist, Ana Houng.  Later that year, he was awarded the Artist in Residency at the Miami Children’s Museum and he co-founded the Flagler Arts Space, LLC along with Anne Blazejack, Juan Travieso, Leo Castaneda, and Reinier Gamboa.  He has exhibited in the many art districts of Miami including the Design District, Bird Road, Coconut Grove, and Wynwood.  Lopez has committed further to art and community by educating some of the next generation of artists; he teaches at Doral Academy.  He has a wife and baby son and lives and works in Miami, Florida.

 

Education
2015   Masters of Science, Art Education | Florida International University, Miami, FL

2008   Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors, Illustration | Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2005   High School Diploma with Honors & Distinction | New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Solo Exhibitions
2013     Natura | CGAF Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
2012     [PERSONAS] | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
2011     People, Places, & $20.00 Things | Flagler Arts Space, LLC, Miami, FL
2005     Artworks by Ray Lopez | Pinecrest Gardens Gallery, Pinecrest, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015     Masters of Art Education Art Exhibition | Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Miami
2015     Painting in the Gardens | Graham Center Gallery, FIU
2015     Miami Green Spaces | Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Bird Road Art District
2014     Sea Rising: A Survey of South Florida Artists | Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
2014     Allegories for Time | Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove
2013     Drawing Exploration II | Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Bird Road Art District
2011     Porque, Cazador? | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2011     80 Inches of Art | Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach
​2011     Muralis | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2011     Flagler Arts Space, Inaugural Exhibition | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2010     Natural Selection | Hunter Gallery, Coconut Grove
2010     Crossing the Line | Buena Vista Building, Miami Design District
2010     Tres | Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove
​2010     Coast to Coast: 2-Man Show | Art With A Purpose Galleria, North Miami
2010     Coast to Coast: Works on Paper | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Art District
2009     Coast to Coast 3-Person Show | CGAF Gallery, Coconut Grove
2009     Youngblood: New World Mixx | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Art District
2008     Art Center Graduation Show | Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


Awards + Publications

2015     Paint Me Miami, Second Place | City of Miami Regional Competition
2014     New + Emerging Artist Exhibitor | Coconut Grove Arts Festival
2013     “Natural Places” by Ray Lopez at the CGAF Gallery | Miami Herald Weekend Edition
2010     Artist in Residence | Miami Children's Museum
2005     “College bound artist in Pinecrest Gardens” | Pinecrest Tribune

Collections
Miami Children’s Museum Permanent Collection
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Permanent Collection
New World School of the Arts Permanent Alumni Collection
Dr. & Mrs. Mariani | Pinecrest, FL
Dr. & Mrs. Mariani, Jr. | South Miami, FL
Mr. & Mrs. Bloom | Coral Gables, FL

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