Yvette Cabrera Vega (New York, 1955): A full-time faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, where she has taught studio art courses since 1993, Cabrera Vega is one of the leading figures in contemporary Puerto Rican ceramics. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and won the acquisition prize at the Contemporary Ceramics Biennial in San Juan in 1993.  Her work was chosen for the second Havana Biennial and for several other international shows in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Italy and Mexico. She was a visiting artist at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia in 2001. Her pieces are in the collections of The Clay Studio, Pratt’s Permanent Collection in Brooklyn and the Contemporary Puerto Rican Ceramic Sculpture Collection at the Casa Candina in San Juan. Cabrera Vega has a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramic, sculpture and drawing from the Pratt Institute of New York. (Cintas for art, 1984-85) 

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