Misslopez top latina of today is Soledad Penalta. She was born in Noya (La Coruña), Galicia in 1943. After studying chemistry and philosophy which is acknowledged in her most personal work, both humanistic and technical, her artistic vocation led her to the School of Applied Arts at the Hercules Burial city of La Coruna, Galicia, Spain.
She specialized in ceramics, widely studied in Barcelona, with Professor Fernandez Chiti, and in La Bisbal, Girona, in 1978 and 1979, when participating in the seminar Ceramic Studies Sargadelos, Lugo. She studied other techniques as majolica and stoneware in Altea, Alicante and raku in Faenza, Italy with master ceramist Emilio Galasi.
In 1989 she moved to the United States and continues her education at the University of Minnesota where she falls in love with Iron work and studies Iron Casting and foundry under the wing of Professor Wayne Potratz.
Began exhibiting in group shows at La Coruna in 1978, and particularly in his hometown. Her work was exhibited in cities across Galicia and many parts of Spain. She has received awards in many competitions in Galicia and Spain.
She currently exhibits in Paris, France, Portugal, Germany and other countries.
She has work at the Museo Bello Piñeiro of Ferrol Galicia, Fundacion Caixa Galicia, Fundacion Camilo Jose Cela and several other institutions and private collections around the world.
She is the author of many public works like a monument in Porto do Son, La Coruña, work in the open air museum near the Tower of Hercules, La Coruña , Paseo Maritimo, La Coruña, Paseo Maritimo, Bayona, Pontevedra, Conxo, Santiago de Compostela, etc.
While her work in ceramic is important, her artistic personality is defined by her works in iron and acero corten, which absorbed the ways that start in Gargallo and go to Chillida. Her sculptures are exciting, the result of simplicity and complexity of the concept, played with the plans. Controlling geometry and delight in the approximation, tangent, fusion of planes and polygons, creating volumes that result in irregular polyhedral, by way of quartzite and basalt that works that seem to fold up or expand, or as whimsical sets, such as stalactites blackened.
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