Ana M. Lopez
Ana M. Lopez is an Associate Professor, teaching Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design & The Smithsonian Associates.
Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is also the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in the Spring of 2009 by Greenwood Press.
Courses taught include Beginning Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio, Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Plasticity, Intermediate Metalsmithing and Jewelry: Technology, Advanced Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio and Graduate Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio.
Expanded Biographical Information
Ana M. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including 2018 solo shows at the Brookline Art Center in Boston, Massachusetts and at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland. She was selected for a 2019 Maker-Creator Fellowship at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur Delaware. Ana is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She will be a speaker at Looking Forward: A Contemporary Blacksmithing and Metal Design Symposium at Bryn Athen in the summer of 2019. Lopez served as juror for the 2015 Materials Hard and Soft national craft exhibition and has lectured extensively on her own work including as a presenter at the 2015 East Carolina University Material Topics Symposium, the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference and the 2019 College Art Association Conference. Ms. Lopez is currently serving on the Fulbright Specialist Roster through December 2020. 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 of Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the University of North Texas.