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Maru Lopez

From an early age the Puerto Rican designer Maru López has felt the need to create, learning the art of lace making at the age of 6. Piano, dancing, painting were among the diverse things that as a teenager Maru explored deciding what path to take. When entering the University of Puerto Rico she decided to follow her passion for History and obtained a BA in Latin American History. After some years working in a cultural institution in PR she became restless and decided it was time for a change. She embarked for NYC where she obtain a Fashion Degree from Parson School of Design. She returns to her home island in 2003, participating in the emerging independent design scene. Organizing and participating in fashion shows and markets, with a group of young Puerto Rican designers. In 2007 Maru feels the winds of change once more and she sets off for Florence, Italy where she did a 3 year course in contemporary jewelry at Alchimia Scuola di Gioielleria Contemporanea. After finishing her studies she remained at the school as part of the faculty. In November 2012 she decides to move once more settling herself in San Diego California, city  which she calls home at the moment. Her work has being exhibited in galleries and museums thru Europe and the United States.