Gloria R Lopez has spent more than 40 years teaching others in the academic fields of English, history, geography, science, as well as speech, drama and art. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Gloria began teaching middle school in CA.
Gloria R Lopez continued to teach young people until 2000 when she began teaching adults painting and printmaking.
During the time spent teaching, Gloria also studied at State University of Long Beach and Fullerton, Otis Art Institute, and University of California, as well as learning from numerous masters’ workshops in painting and printmaking.
Gloria R Lopez taught adults painting and printmaking in the adult division of LAUSD, Los Angeles, California for 10 years, and formerly taught pastel painting and drawing at Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. Currently Gloria R Lopez teaches printmaking at the Palos Verdes Art Center.
In 2010 Gloria R Lopez was honored as “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by Emersom Adult School affiliated with the L.A. Unified School District and the Westchester-Marina Chambers of Commerce.
She has served on several National Art organizations’ boards.
Gloria has curated student shows in Palos Verdes and Westchester, CA. She has also been a juror and demonstrator for numerous art organizations. Today, Gloria R Lopez paints in various mediums and creates monoprints as well as etchings and collographs.