Kandy G Lopezwas born in New Jersey and moved with her family to Florida. She received her BFA and BS from the University of South Florida, concentrating in Painting and in Marketing and Management. She received her MFA with a concentration in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. She has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Daytona State College, and is now teaching as an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Arts at the Halmos College of Art & Sciences at NOVA Southeastern University.
As an Afro-Caribbean visual artist, Lopez is eager to be challenged materialistically and metaphorically when representing marginalized individuals that inspire and move her. Her works are created out of the necessity to learn something new about her people and culture. Lopez is interested in developing a nostalgic dialogue between the artwork and the viewer. If she’s not learning from her materials and how it affects the message, it's not worth creating.
Kandy’s work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums (under “about” tab).
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES/VIDEOS:
South Florida Art Salons
Careers in the Arts - The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines
Daytona State College Magazine - 2nd Issue
The Daytona Beach - News Journal
Daytona State College Viewbook Video
University Press - FAU - Confluence Exhibition
Palm Beach Daily News - Continuum Exhibition
Sun-Sentinel Continuum Exhibition
The Coastal Star
Art South Florida
Arterpillar Local Spotlight
South Florida Daily Blog
Latinos Are One
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
U.S. Mayor Newspaper
Latino Art Beat
Hispanic PR Wire