Curriculum Vitae

Raida Lopez

RAIDA LOPEZ

RAIDA LOPEZ BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Born in Havana, Cuba. August 18, 1958.

EDUCATION
1988 - 92 Ringling College of Art and Design Bachelor in Fine Arts, Sarasota, FL; 1987 - 88 Edison Community College Liberal Arts Studies, Fort Myers, FL; 1978 - 80 Tampa Technical Institute - Associate Degree in the Graphic Arts, Tampa, FL; 1977 - 78 Hillsborough Community College - Liberal Arts Studies, Tampa, FL.



Selected Exhibitions


2018

Red Dot Miami. Art Fair, December 5-9th. Participation.

"Hispanic Heritage Month" - 2 Latin Artists- Mid County Library, Port Charlotte, Florida


2017

Permanent Exhibition - Zenith Art and Fashion Miami, Florida


2016

"Spring Competition" - Museum of the Americas 25th Anniversary, Doral, Florida

International Art Dubai - International Art Dubai 2016 Fair

Museum of the Americas selected my artwork to be promoted in the International Art Dubai 2016 Fair, as well as other collateral events.


2014

"Summer Sensations" - 4 Group Show, Goff Gallery - Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida


2013

"Raida's Subconscious" - Solo Exhibition, Plato's Gallery, Bradenton, Florida


2012

"Raida LÓpez Expressions" - Solo Exhibition, Obsessions Salon, Port Charlotte, Florida


2011

"Abstract Artist Show" - Goff Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida


2011

Florida Gulf Coast University - "Raida Recompilation"- Solo Exhibition - May - June 2011 - Punta Gorda , FLorida


2009

"A Taste of Art" - 3 Person Show - Tapas One, Restaurant/Gallery Port Charlotte, FL

"Si Volvieras", Music Video featured in You Tube portrays Raida’s vocal musical talent and showcases her work as a visual artist.


2008

Group Show - West Tampa Center for the Arts - Tampa, FL


2007

"Nueva Evolucion" - West Tampa Center for the Arts - Tampa, FL


2006

"Raida Lopez" - Arts & Humanities Council - Solo Exhibition Port Charlotte, FL


2005

"Art Miami" - Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, FL


2004

"Art Expo New York" - Javitz Convention Center - New York


2003

"Proyecto Latino Americano," March-April, 2003 - Hatman Art Space, Coral Gables, FL

"Arte del Caribe" - Hatman Art Space, Coral Gables, FL


2002

Raida Lopez Interview by Morris Mithchell, host of "The Artist Eye", for the Manatee Educational Television.


2001

"Raida Lopez 2001" - Summer Moods Café & Gallery - Solo Exhibition Punta Gorda, FL

"Raida Lopez, Artist of the Month"- Fawcett Memorial Hospital - Solo Exhibition Port Charlotte, FL

"Group Show" - Caoba Art Gallery Tampa, FL

"Raida Lopez for Dionysus in Exile" (Inaugural Event for the C.G. Jung Society of Tampa Bay) - St. Petersburg Hilton Hotel - Solo Exhibition St. Petersburg, FL


2000

"Summer Group Show" - Fusion Art Gallery St. Petersburg, FL

"Raida Lopez, Recent Works" - IMPAC University - Solo Exhibition Punta Gorda, FL

"Internal Passages by Raida Lopez" - Coral Gables International Art Center Coral Gables, FL

"Cuba Nostalgia" - Coconut Grove Convention Center Miami, FL


1999

"Raida Lopez, Recent Works" - Summer Moods Café & Gallery - Solo Exhibition Punta Gorda, FL

"3 Raida Generations" (Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter) - Charlotte County Art Guild Punta Gorda, FL

"Faces and Forms" - Pat Buster Art Museum - Third Place Venice, FL

"Maxi - Mini Art Exhibit" - Charlotte County Art Guild - Honorable Mention Punta Gorda, FL

"1999 Venice Biennale" - Pat Buster Museum Venice, FL

"Latin American Artists in Germany" - Galerie Thomas Lang Hanau, Germany

"National Black & White Juried Show" - Artist Unlimited Inc. Tampa, FL

"New Directions 1999" - Southwest Florida Art Guild - Third Place Cape Coral, FL

"Art 99" - Edison Community College Art Gallery Museum Fort Myers, FL

"Art Expressions" - Marco Island Art League Marco Island, FL

"CUBA, CUBA" - The FL Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Honorable Mention Coral Gables, FL

"San - Cap 23rd Annual Juried Art Exhibit - San - Cap Art League - Merit Award Sanibel, FL

"Art Encounter 99" - Naples Art Center Naples, FL


1998

"Hispanic artists living in the U.S." - EuroAmerica Gallery Barcelona, Spain

"Cubans in America" - The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Latin American Artists in Germany" - Galerie Thomas Lang Hanau, Germany

"National Open Juried Exhibition - Artist Unlimited Inc. Tampa, FL

"Frankfurter Buchmesse International Art Fair" Frankfurt, Germany


1997

"VIX Annual Fine Art Craft Exhibition" - S.W. Florida Art Guild -1st Place Award Fort Myers, FL

"Plastica Latina" - Salon du Val d'Or St. Amand, France

"Drei Kunstler, Drei Welten" (Three Artists, Three Worlds) - Galerie Thomas Lang Hanau, Germany

"Cuba es Asi" - The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Anniversary Exhibit" - Moss Gallery Harbor Heights, FL

"VII Biennial Winner's Circle Art Show" - Edison Community College Art Gallery & Museum - 2nd Place Fort Myers, FL


1996

"Plastica Latina" - Salon du Val d'Or St. Amand, France

"Raida Lopez for Hispanic Heritage Month" - Artist Unlimited Inc. Solo Exhibit Tampa, FL

"Frankfurter Buchmesse Internationa Fair" Franknfurt, Germany

"Plastica Latina" - XXI Salon International de Buxieres St. Amand, France

"Mujeres en el Arte" - (Women in the Arts) The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Artisti Latinoamericani in Italia" - Galleria Rotini Livorno, Italy

"Raida Lopez, Recent Works" - The MRI Center Port Charlotte, FL

"7 Women from 7 Countries" - The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Charlotte County Artists" - Arts & Humanities Council Port Charlotte, FL

"Second Great Plains National" - Fort Hays University - Moss- Thornes Gallery Fort Hays, KS

"Greater Midwest International Exhibition XI" Central Missouri State University Warrensburgh, MS

"Hispanic Expressions" - National Association of Hispanic Publications 1996 National Convention Washington D.C.


1995

"Contemporary Latin American Art" - Broward Community College Pembroke Pines, FL

"Women in the Arts" - The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Hispanic Heritage in America - The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art Coral Gables, FL

"Latin American Artist" - Leibniz University, Santa Fe International Academy of Art Santa Fe, New Mexico

"The Expressionistic Eye" - Agora Gallery Soho, New York City

"Maxi - Mini 95" - Charlotte County Art Guild - Honorable Mention Punta Gorda, FL


1994

"Arts of March" - Cape Coral Art League, 1st Place in Show Cape Coral, FL

"Maxi/Mini 94" - Charlotte County Art Guild - 3rd Place Punta Gorda, FL


1993

"1er Encuentro Intercultural" - Centro Cultural Gabriel Celaya Madrid, Spain

"Harvest of Art" - Charlotte County Art Guild - 1 Merit Award, 2 Honorable Mentions Punta Gorda, FL


1992

"Best of Ringling" - Selby Gallery - President's Award, Stanley Glenn Printmaking Award Sarasota, FL

"ACCA - 16th Annual International Exhibition - Honorable Mention Miami, FL



Selected Public & Private Collections

Latin American Art Museum (Miami, FL); Galerie Thomas Lang (Hanau, Germany); Ringling School of Art (Sarasota, FL); Full Sail University (Orlando, FL); Tamiami Art & Frame (Port Charlotte, FL); Moss Gallery(Port Charlotte, FL); Leibniz University(Santa Fe, New Mexico); Paquito D'Rivera, International jazz musician "Marcos Miranda, renowned actor and T.V. host" (New York City); Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute, mural commission,(Port Charlotte, FL); Marina's Art & Design (Madrid, Spain) and many other private collections.



Documentation

2014 - T.V. CNN LATINO - "Exclusive interview" by Tomas Garcia Fusté

2014 - La Poderosa Radio - "Sawesiando" interviewed by Eddie Calderón

2014 - TeVe Canal 41 - "Los Arrebatados" interviewed by Maria Laria

2008 - "Raida LÓpez, Exclusive Interview" by Morris Mitchell, Sarasota Educational T.V. Channel.

"Beauty in the Abstract" by Betsy Williams, The Sun, Punta Gorda, Florida, June 15, 2011.

"Gallery Walk Blossoms in the streets of Punta Gorda" Florida Weekly by Kathy Grey May 19th 2011.

"Renaissance Redux" by Megan Voeller. Creative Loafing, Tampa, FL, front page, September 26, 2007.

"Los Colores de la Patria," personal interview by Jose Sanchez-Boudy, Diario de las Americas, Miami, FL, June 15, 2003.

"Raida Lopez Special, Luna Verde T.V. show," Personal interview by Marcos Miranda, America Te Ve Channel, March 22, 2003.

"Medallones Humanos," by Luis Conte Aguero; Diario de las Americas, pg.9-A, February 18, 2003.

Proclamation by the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County, "Arts and Humanities Council Artist of the Month"- May 8th, 2001.

"Internal Passages by Raida Lopez", by Laura Ramirez, The EastSider Vol.2 No.32 July 19, 2000; Coral Gables, FL.

"Artistic Family Shows works from three of it's generations, by Linda Fudala, Charlotte Herald Tribune, August 27, 1999.

"3 Raida Generations", by Magggie Lacey, Sun Herald, Sept.24, 1999.

"Three Generations of Raida's Art" by Ann Henderson, Charlotte Herald Tribune, Sept.17, 1999.

"Mining the Psyche", by Joan Altabe, Sarasota Herald, Oct. 17, 1997.

"Raida Exhibits", by Cheryl Bailey, Sun Herald, Punta Gorda, Oct. 22, 1997.

"Artist lets subconscious mind take over while painting", by Linda Fudala, Sarasota Herald - Oct.10,1997.

"Figures Flow through Lopez's paintings", by Richard Simpson, Sun Herald, Punta Gorda, FL, Feb.12, 1997.

"Spotlight on Gallery Artist" - Happenings - Southwest Florida Guide to Arts and Entertainment. May /June 1996.

"Bold and Sensual: The Work of Raida Lopez", Charlotte Arts - Vol 10 #3, Summer 1996.

"Gallery glimpses - Raida Lopez", by Joanna Milani, Extra - The Tampa Tribune, Oct. 18, 1996.

"Spotlight on Gallery Artist" - Happenings - Southwest Florida Guide to Arts and Entertainment. May /June 1996.

"Bold and Sensual: The Work of Raida Lopez", Charlotte Arts - Vol 10 #3, Summer 1996.

"Painting and Graphics prevail at Agora Gallery" - Artspeak, New York, April 1995

"Young Artist attempts to seduce her audience", Sarasota Herald - Charlotte A.M., July 13, 1995.



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