In Flux: A Metalsmith’s Journey” Ana M. Lopez


Ana will discuss the development of her creative work over the course of two decades, ten states and one undiagnosed vent fetish.

Ana M Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in 2009 by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She served as juror for the 2016 Materials Hard & Soft national exhibition, was an invited speaker at the 2015 ECU Material Topics Symposium and the 2017 SNAG conference. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Craft.

Ana is also exhibiting at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland, from May 5 through June 24.