Rocío Heredia is a mexican contemporary artist specializing in metalsmithing techniques of Chasing and Repousse to raise intricate designs on silver, copper, gold, brass and tin. Rocio has been the recipient of recognition and awards for skillful and passionately realized themes. It's BTDesign's pleasure to award Rocío Heredia with this Exhibition, with the best compliments of the Jury and Gallery owner. The basic technique for creating repoussé is an ancient one, with specific techniques, tools, and materials dependant on history and culture. The work of Rocío Heredia reflects the tradition that evolved in Mexico, a tradition rich in the complexities of Spanish conquest and the aboriginal Aztec and Teotihuacan societies. Rocio has studied with the Master Valentin Yotkov and Master Dolores Valenza, in New York. Her works are in public and private collections in Mexico, the United States, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and Italy. Rocio holds a Degree in Psychology and currently divides her time between professional website creation, graphic design and metalwork. Rocio is available and teaches private classes and workshops on her Chasing and Repousse technique in Mexico and abroad. Her works are in public and private collections in Mexico, the USA, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and Italy. Rocio holds a Degree in Psychology and currently divides her time between professional website creation, graphic design and metalwork

San Antonio
20 cm X 30 cm

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©2001-2007 Rocío Heredia
Gallery Design by BTDesign

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Biographical notes:

"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" - May 2001.
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 - 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, California. U.S.A".
Collective Exhibition at the Galleria Incognita, Carlsbad, CA, October 2001.
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.

Recognitions and Awards
La Mecedora Studio Scholarship, 2005 - currently, Monterrey, Mexico.
Valentin Yotkov Studio Scholarship. 2001, Brooklyn, New York.
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, MA
Dorothy MacKenzie Annual Purchase Award, 2004. Bowling Green State University, B.G., OH
Fred de Vos Studio Scholarship, Il Chiostro, Venice, Italy, 2005

Professional Affiliations
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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