2007-2011, Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea, Firenze, Italia| Intensive Course, Foundation Course, Advanced Course with Peter Bauhauis, Specialization Course with Manfred Bischoff, Quaternitas with Ruudt Peters

1999-2002, Universidad De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico| Graduate Studies in 20th century History, Concentration in media studies and consumer culture

2002-2003, Parson School for Design, New York, New York|A.A.S in Fashion Design

2000-2002, Centro Moda, Escuela De Diseño Lisa Thon, San Juan P.R| Specialization in Fashion Design

1993-1997, Universidad De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico|

B.A , Concentration in Latin American History

Professional Experience

2013-present Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California| Visitor Experience Associate

2012-present Maru Lopez Jewels, San Diego, California| Jewelry Maker

2010-2012 Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria, Firenze, Italia| Assistant to Peter Bauhauis and intensive course, Assistant to Doris Maninger|Professor of Technology Class

2004- 2007 Maudesigns, San Juan, Puerto Rico| Owner,Designer

Clothing and Accessories

2004-2007 Fundacion Luis Munoz Marin| Museum Guide, Assistant Archivist

2003 Tibi, New York, New York| Fashion Design Internship

2000-2002 Sideshow, San Juan, Puerto Rico| Cowner vintage and novelty shop

1998-1999 Oficina del Historiador de Puerto Rico| Historical Researcher

Group Fashion Shows

2007 Novel Designers Group, accessories for Rabia Urbana, Hotel Intercontinetal, San Juan, PR

2005 Novel Designers Group, Hotel Normandie, San Juan,Puerto Rico

Novel Designers Group, Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Exhibitions

2016 Tribute to Manfred Bischoff, Munich, Germany| American Craft Weekend, solo trunk show and live demo, Mingei International Museum, San Diego , CA

2015 Alchimia:An Anthology, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts| Subamos los Colores, Galeria Silvestre, Tarragona, Spain|Alchimia Alumni Collective, Joya 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

2014 La Frontera, Houston Center for the Contemporary Craft, Houston Texas; Kokomo Gallery, Indiana University, Kokomo, Indiana| Art Above San Diego, San Diego, California.| Surf's Up Trunk Show, Collector's Gallery , Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA

2013 La Frontera, Museo Franz Meyer, Distrito Federal de Mexico, Mexico; Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California.| Art Above San Diego, San Diego, California

2012 Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il gioiello contemporaneo, Brescia, Italia

2011 Jewelry is a metaphoric view of the world, Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, Greece|Joya 2011, Semana de la Joyeria Contemporanea, Barcelona| Taste just like chicken, Quaternitas Mostra, Firenze, Italia| Rings, Galerie Maniglod, Leipzig, Germany

2010 Jahresrückblich, Galerie V&V, Vienna,Austria |1x1 Collection, Firenze, Italia| VI Giornata del Contemporaneo Rogo della Vanita, Firenze, Italia| Grassimesse, Lipzia, Germania| ArtOrnamento, Alternatives Gallery,Roma , Italia| Joya, Semana de la Joyeria Contemporanea, Barcelona, Espana

Abwandlungen,Umwandlungen,Verwandlungen, Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria|Final Year Exhibition, Antonella Villanova Gallery, Firenze Italia| Orecchini, Galerie Manigold, Leipzig, Germany|

Inhorgenta 2010, Munich Germany|Quinta Giornata del

Contemporaneo, Firenze, Italia

2009 II Anno, Final Year Exhibition, Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea, Firenze Italia

2008 I Anno, Final Year Exhibition, Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea, Firenze Italia


2014 Wax carving workshop, Jay Whaley

2012 Textile techniques on metal with Doris Manninger, Medieval embroidery techniques with Ulrika Wennerstroem, Daily life in the contemporary jewelry creation with Estela Saez, Creative wax with Catalina Brenes.

2010 Workshop with Robert Smit | Workshop with Deganit Schocken

Workshop with Ruudt Peters


2009 Scholarship Alchimia Scuola di Giolleria Contemporanea


2015 Sunset Magazine

2014 Artist profile in the Mingei International Museum's summer shopping guide and front page of their winter guide.

2013 La Frontera, Exhibition Catalog

2012 Premio Cominelli, Exhibition Catalog

2010 El Vocero

2007 San Juan Magazine, Clothspin, El Vocero

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