Kandy G Lopez
Artist
Associate Professor of Art + Design - Nova Southeastern University
dominicankandy@yahoo.com


EDUCATION

2011-2014 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. - MFA
2007-2011 University of South Florida, Tampa. FL. - BS & BFA
2006-2007 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. - Attended for 1 year of Undergraduate
2002-2006 New World School of the Arts - High School Diploma


EXHIBITIONS

2021 Court Room Sessions IV, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL. Dec. 7-29
2021 Caminantes, Projects Space at FatVillage Arts District, FL., July 31 – October 30 (EXTENDED)
2021 The Art of the Book, Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA., May 2- 30
2021 The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI, April 9 - June 30
2021 Ekphrastic, The Far Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL. March 25 - April 24
2020-21 AfroSoul: An exhibition of contemporary African diaspora art, VIRTUAL – Dec.1 – Jan 31
2020-21 Alien Nations 2020, Coral Gables Museum, FL. December 1- March 14
2020 A.I.M. Biennial, site specific installation, December 1 - 31
2020 What's Your Elephant, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL. August 21 – October 21
2020 Exposed, Exhibition and Fundraiser, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Aug. 29 – Sept. 25
2020 Roots of the Spirit, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 15 – February 27
2019 Artists Draw Their Studio, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL., Sept. 14 – Jan. 5, 2020
2019 Sankofa: The Record Extended, The Arts Warehouse, Delray, FL. Aug 2 - 30
2019 Radio Silence, The Projects Contemporary Art Space, Fat Village, FL. July 27 – Aug. 31
2019 Reconstructing Identity, Miami MoCAAD, FL, June 6 – 27
2019 The Other Half of the Sky, Girls Club Collection, Fl., May 24 - September 30
2019 Sankofa: For The Record, Spady C.H. Museum, FL., March 29 - August 17
2019 Concrete & Adrift: On the Poverty Line Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, Mar.2- Jun.22
2018 - 2019 Afterglow, The Frank C. Otis Art Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL., Nov. 14-Jan 26
2018 Pushing the Pull, The Projects space, SPF South Florida, FAT Village, Nov 10 – Dec. 22nd
2018 Decade: NSU Art + Design Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, NSU Gallery 217, Sept 26-Nov. 9
2018 2018 Florida Biennial, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL. Sept. 14 – Oct. 21
2018 SOLO SHOW (In)Visible, St. Thomas University, Miami Fl, April 12 – Sept. 27
2018 Share My Reel Exhibition, Spady Cultural Heritage, Museum, March 22 – July 21
2017–2018 Miami Design District Group Show, Haitian Heritage Museum, Art Week, Dec 5 – Apr 30
2017–2018 Inner Worlds,Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Com. College, Arnold, MD, Nov. 21- Jan 18
2017 Discrimination & Disparity:Relentlessly Persisting, Spady C.H.Museum, Nov 25 - Jan 20
2017 3rd Annual Hand Pulled Print Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, Sep. 22- Oct. 22th
2017 Color, Line and Form Exhibition, Alvin Sherman Library, NSU, Davie, FL., Sep 3rd - Oct 12.
2017 FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition. St. Petersburg Museum of F.A., St. Pete., FL. Oct.
2017 Scratching the Surface, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland OR, Aug. 12 – Sep. 12th
2017 We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord, Poughkeepsie NY. July 8 – August 12
2017 Printmaking NOW! Umpqua Valley Art Center, Roseburg, OR, May 5 – June 25
2017 Urban Collage and the Collage City, Feral Factory, Denver CO, Apr.1 – Jun. 26
2017 Needles and Thread, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA, April 7-29
2017 Afro-Luminosity, The ARC – Arts and Recreation Center, FL, March 12 – May 15
2016- 2018 Boca Imaging Center, West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Center, FL, Mar.2016 – Nov. 2018
2016 Art of Black, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau,The Catalina Hotel,Dec 1-4, Art Basel
2016 The Gallery at Westfield Broward, FL., November 11 – December 31
2016 SOLO SHOW _Armour, Nova Southeastern University, September 28th – November 15
2016 Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray FL., July 5th – August 11th
2016 Flip Out, Annex Space at Girls’ Club, FL., June 25 – July 22nd
2016 Immediate Impressions, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Apr 21- May 18
2016 Texas National 2016, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, April 9 – June 11
2016 Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, April 9 – June 4
2016 Breaking the Mold, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, March 31 - June 12
2016 The Mother Goddess, The ARC – Arts and Recreation Center, FL, March 20 – April 15
2016 Press Play, Lincoln Center Fort Collins, CO, March 4 – April 9
2016 Black Lives Matter, Gallery 51- Mass. College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA, Feb 4 - 28
2016 Cultural Mosaic, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach, FL, January 12- February 5th
2015 SOLO SHOW _ Still Human, The HUB on Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Oct 3 - Nov 3
2015 EXISTENCE, Girls' Club Collection, February 25 - March 3rd
2015 African Diaspora, Palm Beach State College, Eissey Campus, FL. February 17 - March 20
2015 Daytona State College Faculty Exhibition, FL, February 2 - March 18
2015 The Valdosta National, Valdosta State University, GA, January 20 - February 6
2014 The Art of Wax, Gallery 901, Santa Fe, NM, November 21 - December 30
2014 THE CONTENDERS, Unit 1 - Lake Worth, FL, October 24 - November
2014 Monochrome, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, October 30 - December 6
2014 Sea Rising: A Survey of South Florida Artists, Armory Art Center, September 20 - October 18
2014 Real People, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, August 1-September 28
2014 Art at the Airport Exhibition, Palm Beach International Airport, July 9 - October 8
2014 Confluence, MFA Exhibition, Florida Atlantic University, April 3 - August
2013 Atlanta Print Biennial, Erickson Clock Gallery, November 15 - December 7
2013 Interchanges, The Virginia Center for Latin American Art, VA, October 4 - November 4
2013 SOLO SHOW _ Miami Project, 6th Street Container, Miami FL August 16 - September 13
2013 ROUND HOLE SQUARE PEG QUEER IDENTITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NY, August 1 - 31
2013 2nd Annual Women's History Month Art Show, Florida Atlantic University, March 4 - April 17
2013 Bayonne Art Circle Members Show, Bayonne Community Museum, NJ, February 8 - 16
2013 Stories on the skin, Florida Atlantic University, January 18
2012 Appropriated Gender, 1310 Gallery, September 15 - October 12
2012 Mammography Art Initiative, Frost Art Museum - Florida International University, September 29
2012 Continuum, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, August 18 – November 10
2012 1st Annual Juried Painting Show, The Art Place Wynwood, July 14 – July 30
2012 61st Annual All Florida Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, May 30-July 8
2012 Armory Art Center, Artistic Visions II – Women In The Visual Arts, March 31- May 2
2012 Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competiion, March 4 - April 15
2012 Palm Beach State College, Art & Life: The Spirit of Haiti, January 5 - February 10
2011 Bymnasia Herzliya, Plain, Invited Exhibition, November 2011
2011 Young Blood: So Fresh 2011
2011 University of South Florida, BFA Show
2011 University of South Florida, SHE Exhibition
2010 University of South Florida, Bacchanalia
2010 University of South Florida, 22nd Annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
2010 University of South Florida, 34th Annual Student Art Exhibition Competition
2010 University of South Florida, Center Gallery, So You Think You Can Paint?
2008 Washington DC’s Education Building
2007 Maryland Institute BSU Exhibition
2006 Maryland Institute College of Art Foundation Showcase
2006 Maryland Institute BSU Exhibition
2006 Miami Art Museum Scholastic Exhibition
2006 New World School of the Arts Senior Showcase
2004-2005 Act - So Exhibition
2002-2005 Coconut Groove Arts Festival
2002 Miami Dade County Youth Fair Exhibition
2001 In And Out of Context Exhibition
2001 Miami Dade County Annual Exhibition


COMMISIONS

2021 Backdrop for Isaac Bruce
2021 Mural for Maria Gonzalez
2020 Acrylic painting for New World Clinic
2017 2018 Shade, Gleason Room, Miami Beach, collaboration with Augusto Soledad, May 24th & Adrienne Arsht Center
2014 Woody Othello
2014 Bluapple Poetry Project - Jason Taylor Foundation
2013 R&F Dental - Portrait
2012 Mammography Art Initiative - Auction for Breast Cancer
2012 Portrait of Angela L Ceccarelli
2012 Latinos Are One! Sponsored by McDonalds
2011 Portrait of Lili Hong
2011 Portrait of Ryan Hebda
2011 R&F Dental - Portrait
2010 Portrait of Pae Campusano
2006 R&F Dental - Portrait
2002 Mural Fruit Painting – Norland Middle School


AWARDS

2021 South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant
2021 The Hambidge Center Residency, Rabun Gap, GA, May 18-30
2021 Stay Home Gallery & Residency, Paris, TN. July 12 – 18
2017 International Education Programs Award – Florida Art Education Association, St. Petersburg, FL.
2017 Staff Pick Award, Needles and Thread exhibition, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, WA
2014 Friedland Project Grant - MFA Exhibition
2014 FAU Advisory Board Graduate Scholarship
2013 FAU Diversity Fellowship
2013 Women In The Visual Art Inc. & The Peter Salvatore Award In Memory Of Gail Salvatore
2013 Friedland Project Grant - FAU
2012-2013 FAU Academic Excellence Fellowship
2012-2014 FAU Graduate Grant
2012 Judges Choice - 1st place 2012: 1310 Gallery
2012 Best Painting Award 2012: 1310 Gallery
2012 Women In The Visual Arts Inc. Scholarship
2011 Florida Higher Education Arts Network Certificate of Recognition for Advocacy in the Arts
2011 Provost Fellowship, FAU
2010 Bring the Light Rail to USF- 3rd Place
2009-2011 USF Exceptional Talent Grant
2009-2010 USF SIEDE Student Fund Award
2006 Latino Art Beat National 1st Place Winner
2006 Scholastics Silver Key Portfolio Winner
2006 Scholastics Gold Key Regional Competition
2005 28th Annual National Competition (Act-So) Gold Medalist in Painting
2005 Act-So Miami Dade County Gold Medalist in Painting.
2004 Second place Act- So Contest Winner in Photography
2002 Award of Distinction - Miami Dade County
2001 First in color pencils - Miami Dade County Youth Fair