Cesar Antonio Lopez is a young Mexican printmaker taking part in the Sakahàn Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art at the National Gallery (opens May 16).
He will be giving a free workshop at the Ottawa School of Art on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. He will present portfolios of prints featuring his own work and that of other artists who work at the La Trampa Contemporary Graphics Workshop in Mexico City. He is also planning to do a short lithography demonstration.
This is a great opportunity to meet a dynamic young printmaker from another country whose work has been featured in exhibitions in several countries.
Cesar Antonio Lopez (Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero, Mexico 1979) completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. In 2005 he won the Acquisition Prize in the XIII “Jose Guadalupe Posada National Print Competition” at the Museum José Guadalupe Posada. In 2008 he received a Fellowship in the Artist Residencies Program Center in Banff, Alberta Canada. In 2009 he was a Fellow in the Young Artists Program sponsored by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts. In 2007, with Ernesto Alva, he was the co-founder of La Trampa Contemporary Graphics Workshop in Mexico City. He has exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad