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"I studied Psychology and graduated at the Regiomontana University,
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I worked in a Psychotherapy
Clinic with Low IQ Kids. Also I worked in the area of Psychodiagnosis
working with kids from 2 months to 5 years old at my own Day
Care Center "My Little World".
I'm a teacher of Private Classes of Chasing and Repoussé since
january of 1998. I had a one-woman show called " Divine Inspiration"
(44 pieces) at Loyola Cultural Center of Monterrey, A.C. in
May 2001. I studied Chasing and Repoussé at the Valentin Yotkov
Studio in New York, N.Y., U.S.A. At present I'm dedicated
to work doing Metalsmithing, teaching Private Classes of Chasing/Repoussé,
and also working in Web Building, Web Design & Promotion
since April 2001.
I made the website for Efrén Ordóñez, a contemporary Mexican
master with whom I worked for the Piece: "Virgen María" -
Solo Exhibition " Divine
Inspiration" Loyola Cultural Center of Monterrey,
A.C. - May 2001.
Workshop Ornamental Chasing / Repoussé, Valentin Yotkov Studio
in New York, N.Y., U.S.A. - June 2001.
Featured Artist at IroNews.com - October 2001.
I was invited to speak to design and ceramics students of
San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California, U.S.A. I
showed examples of my pieces and explained the process of
the techniques I utilized. October 2001.
Demonstration: Repoussé and Hand Embossed Metals Workshop,
October 2001 at the Stockton Jewelry Arts School, Stockton,
Collective Exhibition at the Galleria Incognita, Carlsbad, CA,
Guest Artist of the Month BTDesign Art Gallery, December 2001.
Intensive Workshop: Web Design Tools - HTML, Dreamweaver Fireworks,
and Flash, February 2002.
Advance Intensive Workshop: HTML, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver
Ultradev, Freehand, Director, March 2002. Class by Lic. César
A. Gutiérrez, Web Trainer.
Rocío is member of the Sculpture Jury for
the BTDesign Master Annual Art Award since 2002. She is the Author of the
monthly Interview with the Guest Artist - BTDesign Art Gallery.
Also, Rocío is now dedicating time to develop other
themes both abstract and contemporary.
Her artwork "Saint
George and the Dragon" was published on the cover of the book
"Dragon Slayer" by Christopher Cookson in July 2004.
La Mecedora Studio Scholarship, 2005 - currently,
Valentin Yotkov Studio Scholarship. 2001, Brooklyn, New
3rd. Place BTDesign Master of the Year 2001 Award, 2nd. Best
Artworks & 2nd. Best Artsite, Faenza, RA, Italy
Metalwerx First Artist in Residence Award/Grant 2003, Waltham,
Dorothy MacKenzie Annual Purchase Award, 2004. Bowling Green
State University, B.G., OH
Fred de Vos Studio Scholarship, Il Chiostro, Venice, Italy,
Member CONARTE Nuevo Leon Art & Culture Council.
Member Nuevo Leon Visual Artists Guild.
Member Society of American Silversmiths.
Member Society of North American Goldsmiths.
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