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Born in Mayagüez in 1972 and raised in Guánica by his mother Charin Colón, the Spanish teacher at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School. It was in her classroom that his interest for art began.

 

While attending college in the cities of San Germán and Philadelphia as an art student in the nineties, he had the fortune of being under the tutelage of Jaime Carrero, Joyce Ann Wlodarcyck, Fernando Santiago, Teté  García Vera, Dona Nelson, Matvey Levenstein , Coco Fusco and Hester Stinnett, Gerald Silk and John Dowell. He holds an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art at Temple University (1997).

 

Lopez Colon is part of the Studio Art program of the Department of Humanities at the Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, where he teaches Painting, Drawing and Advanced Painting courses.  

 

He has lectured at the Ponce Museum of Art, South Texas College, the University of Delaware, the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, the Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, and for the College Art Association ( Los Angeles, CA). His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Delaware, the US Virgin Islands and Canada.

 

Ramon lives happily in the  most civilized region of Puerto Rico, the southwest, watching the rain fall every afternoon accompanied by his beloved Damary, his sons Diego and Sergio and his cat Mauricio.

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