The Artist

  Daxel A. Lopez is a Hispanic artist from Moca , Puerto Rico currently living in Clermont, Florida. Dax has a diverse educational background, in 1990 he obtained a BA in Marketing at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. With his education, he founded Dax Art Studio, bringing his skills and ideas to life in 1991. Since then, he has continued to enrich his techniques and art practice by taking a variety of international studio courses in various parts of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Italy, and the United States. The materials he works with are mainly glass, metal and ceramics, with a focus on the glass medium. Dax utilizes fusion, casting, lost wax, and 3D form casting techniques to create unique glass forms in intricate patterns and colors. He recently has incorporated metal materials through touch cutting, welding, and 2D metal casting to further express depth and dimension to his pieces. 

  Since Dax was a child, he admired artists and their ability to express feelings through a variety of material. Captured by the endless possibilities of material manipulation, he began to create, manifesting his visions in visual, concrete ways. Through Dax Art Studio he develops unique and innovative sculptural forms between art and product, working in large to small scale sculptures with murals, architectural forms, garden pieces, and recognition awards. Lopez has also been in a handful of group exhibitions, showcasing his work in a variety of artists' spaces.

Education

2021 -  LED Lighting Training
2020 -  Irregular Cutting Development in Glass
2019-  Welding and Metal Sculpture techniques development
2015 - Fusion Techniques with mixing different
            raw material self investigation Dax Art Studio
2014 Glass Fusion Techniques, Murano Italy
2013 Lost Wax Glass Casting, Bullseye Studio Portland OR
2012 Glass Casting, Bullseye Studio Portland OR
2002 Glass Techniques, Vitro Fusion Studio Lara Venezuela
2001 Raku Techniques, Universidad de Los Andes Merida Venezuela
2001 Drawing, Plastics Art School San Juan Puerto Rico
2000 Pottery Wheels, Plastics Art School San Juan Puerto Rico
1998 Ceramic Techniques, Artist Ramon Sanchez Tintorero Venezuela
1990 BA Marketing Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Group Exhibitions

2021 - “Chasing The Light and the Dark”  Exhibition at SOBO Gallery
2021 - Winter Garden Hispanic Heritage Month  Art Exhibition

2021-  
Orange County Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition
2021-  Musical "The Bodyguard" at Garden Theatre
2021-  Top Choice Awards* (Merit Award)
2021-  Winter Garden Art Night
2020 - 2021 Hand Made Exhibition at SOBO Winter Garden FL
2020 - Central Florida Watercolor Society at SoBo Gallery
2019 -  “Concealed & Revealed Exhibition” at SoBo Gallery, 
2018 -  Artists on Fire” Rekindled Exhibition at SoBo Gallery

Media & Publications

2021 - Spectrum News 13 Hispanic Heritage Month Report
2021 - Glass as an expression of art.   Haciendo Negocios Magazine
2012 - La Prensa News , Orlando Florida Nov 15, 2012
2012 -  Orlando Business Journal, Orlando Florida Sept 12, 2012
2019 - Brazil America Council Magazine   Sept, 2019 Professional Activities

Profesional Activities

2019 -           Board Member Winter Garden Art Association
2015 - 2022 Member Winter Garden Art Association
2007 - 2021 Member Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
2009 - 2021 Member National Minority Supplier Development Council
2006 - 2021 Member Prospera USA Orlando Florida

2016 - 2019 Member Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
2009 - 2017 Member West Orange Chamber of Commerce
2012 - 2016 Member Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
2009 - 2012 Member Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce

Grants & Awards

2021 Top Choice Awards -  Merit Award on  Glass Art "Equilibrium"

2012 Minority Manufacturer Firm of the Year
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) US Deparment of Commerce

2012 Don Quijote Award Finalst
Hispanic Business of the Year More than 5 years

2012 HBIF Success Stories Central Florida Honoree

2011 cnFMSDC Supplier of the Year Category Class 1
Florida Minority Supplier Development Council

Collections

Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital Ocoee FL

Don Quijote Awards Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando

Success Stories Prospera USA Orlando Florida

National Entrepreneur Center Orlando Florida

COMTO Miami Chapter

SBDC Tampa University of South Florida

Marketing Innovation Group Orlando Florida

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