Lockpez, Inverna

Inverna Lockpez (b. 1941, Havana) A widely-exhibited artist, Lockpez has also been a visual arts consultant for private foundations and corporations such as AT&T New Art/New Visions International Program and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest International Artist Series. From 1979 to 1994, she was director of the INTAR Gallery in New York, where she curated more than 250 exhibitions. In 2001, she became the curator of the Erpf Gallery at the Catskill Center. Lockpez attended medical school at the University of Havana, and studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and the Taller de Grabado in Havana. She also studied social work at Columbia University and film/video and computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has lectured at Columbia and Cornell universities, Hunter College and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many institutions. She is past president of the National Association of Artists' Organizations. Lockpez is the winner of grants and fellowships from the Roxbury Arts Group, Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS, for sculpture), CETA, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vogelstein Foundation. In 2010, her graphic novel, My Revolution, was published by DC Comics/Vertigo. (Cintas for arts, 1970-71, 1971-72)

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