2022      Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, FL
2021      Pembroke Pines Art Fest, Best in Show, Oil Painting
2020      Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Watercolors
2015      Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Emerging Artist
2013      Natura | CGAF Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
2012      [PERSONAS] | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
2011      People, Places, & $20.00 Things | Flagler Arts Space, LLC, Miami, FL
2008      Yard Sale | California Boulevard Complex, Pasadena, CA
2005      Artworks by Ray Lopez | Pinecrest Gardens Gallery, Pinecrest, FL


2019      Nocturne Views | Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, Miami
2018     Alumni Invitational | FIU Graham Center Gallery, Miami
2017      #BaselMeBaby | Wynwood Café & Lounge, Wynwood, Miami
2017      NWSA Alumni Silent Auction | FAENA Building, Miami Beach
 2017      Backroom Sessions Vol. 6 | The Fish House, Miami
2017      PaintMeMiami Art Competition | Little Haiti Cultural Complex
2017      Alumni Art Exhbition | Graham Center Gallery, FIU, Miami
2016      PaintMeMiami Art Competition | Bakehouse Art Complex | Wynwood
2016      Juried Plein-Air Compeitition | Villa Paula Museum & Gallery, Miami
2015      PaintMeMiami Art Competition | YoungArts Gallery | Little Haiti, Miami
2015      Painting in the Gardens | Graham Center Art Gallery, FIU, Miami
2014      Miami Greenscapes | Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Bird Road Art District
2014      New & Emerging Artists | Coconut Grove Arts Festival
2014      Sea Rising: A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art | the Armory, West Palm Bch
2014      Allegories for Time | CGAF Gallery, Coconut Grove
2013      Drawing Explorations II | Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Bird Road Art District
2012      Youngblood: Homecoming | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Art District
2011      Porque, Cazador? | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2011      80 Inches of Art | Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach
2011      Muralis | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2011      Flagler Arts Space, Inaugural Exhibition | Flagler Arts Space, LLC
2010      Natural Selection | Hunter Gallery, Coconut Grove
2010      Crossing the Line | Buena Vista Building, Miami Design District
2010      Tres | Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove
2010      Coast to Coast: 2-Man Show | Art With A Purpose Galleria, North Miami
2010      Coast to Coast: Works on Paper | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Miami     
2009      Youngblood: New World Mixx | ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood Miami
2008      Art Center Graduation Show | ACCD, Pasadena, CA
2007      Illustration Scholarship Competition | the Hangar, Pasadena, CA

2015      Master of Science in Art Education  |  Florida International University, Miami, FL
2008      Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Illustration  |  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2005      Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction  |  New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Ramon Oscar Lopez was born and raised in Miami. His family is from Camagüey, Cuba.  His talent for art was noticed at a very young age by his teachers.  He studied drawing, painting, and design under Lead Teachers Tom Wyroba and Jim Hunter at New World School of the Arts where he graduated in 2005 with the Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction. During his time at New World, he received 4 gold keys from the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards and crowned these achievements with an American Visions Gold Key in Printmaking and by participating in the College Board Art Exhibit at Britto Central in Miami Beach.  He also won 2nd place for the regional Latino Art Beat competition receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Miami.
In 2008 he received his BFA with honors in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.  Ray was advised by Ann Field, Illustration Department Chair, and mentored by Associate Professor Aaron Smith.  Upon graduation, he became art assistant to nationally-known peace mural artist, Ana Houng.  He also worked as an art preparator for Cuban Art Gallery, Cernuda Arte in Coral Gables.
In 2009 Ray was awarded the Artist in Residency at the Miami Children’s Museum.  During his time there he developed 3 separate art projects with local elementary schools of low socioeconomic status.  He was a co-founder of the Flagler Arts Space, LLC from 2010 – 2011 where he acted as curator of exhibitions.  Ray’s solo shows include “People, Places, + $20.00 Things” at the Flagler Arts Space, “Personas” at the NWSA ArtSeen Gallery, and “Natura” at the CGAF Gallery.  His group exhibitions include NWSA Alumni Exhibition: “Youngblood” 2009 & 2012, “Muralis” at the FAS, “80 Inches of Art” a silent auction fundraiser for NWSA at the Sagamore Hotel, “Tres” at the CGAF Gallery, and “Natural Selection” Art Basel week juried exhibition at the Hunter Gallery, Coconut Grove.  Recent curated projects include a group exhibition at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery – “Allegories for Time” and a group exhibition at the Armory Art Center West Palm Beach – “Sea Rising: A Survey of South Florida Artists.”  Ray was awarded 2nd place in the “Paint Me Miami” competition, which was held at the Young Arts Gallery in Downtown Miami in 2015.  While teaching full-time at Doral Academy, Ray completed his Masters of Science degree in Art Education, graduating at the top of his class.
Ray’s work centers on representing the natural world, the visual poetry of our times, and a juxtaposition of historical archetypes.  He is proficient in most of the areas of the visual arts, including the figure and anatomy, portraiture, plein-air, perspective, color theory, all mediums of painting, illustration, digital art, sequential art, graphic design, sculpture, and printmaking.   Recent accolades for his artwork include Merit Prize in 2017 and 2018 in the PaintMeMiami and 1 of 5 selected for the Emerging Artist category in the Coconut Grove Arts Festival for 2016.
Ray lives and works in Miami, Florida.  He is the Magnet Teacher of the Photography and Graphic Design & Illustration programs at South Miami Senior High.  He has two sons, and enjoys camping, cooking, and reading bedtime stories to them.
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