Norma Esperanza Lopez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia where she started as an art student at a very early age. She continued her education in Minnesota University pursuing her degree in Astronomy and simultaneously continuing her artistic education. After Minneapolis, Norma Esperanza started a world wide pilgrimage looking for artistic knowledge, studying and assisting to workshops all over the world; Italy, France, New York City, Texas, Colombia to finally settle down in Boston where she graduated at the School of the Museum of Fine Art. Norma has shown her work internationally and locally- Boston, New York City, Miami, Spain and Italy. She also represented Colombia at the White House because of her artistic work in social issues.
The essence of my work is inspired by the human spirit: its simplicity, its complexity, and its ubiquity. The great variety that can be derived from the three basic primary colors parallels the variety found in the human spirit. This allows me to express the subtleties, the rawness, and the honesty that defines who and what we are as human beings.
1988 – School of Museum of Fine Arts; Tufts University Five Year Program
1973 – Several National and International Workshops
1976 – Minnesota University & Minneapolis College of Art & Designs