Gustavo Lopez Ochoa
Gustavo Lopez Ochoa was born in Jalisco Ocotlan, February 6th, 1972 from where he moved at very early age to the city of Guadalajara Jalisco.
His father is the sculptor Juan Lopez Ricoy from whom he inherited a taste for the arts at very early age, thus began to take classes in drawing and painting to develop his talent.
From the age of 9 he studied art in the Agua Azul Park in the garden art school, later with the painter Maria Luisa Gonzalez Arechiga from Jalisco, at the forum of art and culture in the same city.
He took the career of sculpting at the University Of Guadalajara in the school of fine arts (CUAAD). Where he graduated as a technician sculptor, working there alongside several renowned sculptors such as Estanislao Contreras Colima and Diego Martinez Negrete; from whom he took the application for working with bronze.
In 1998 he moved to the city of Puerto Vallarta where he works as a professor of art at the regional Hig school of the University of Guadalajara and at school Niños Heroes, for 5 years dedicated to work only with techniques for wood and chalk pastel drawings, leaving a bronze bust commemorating the school’s founder.
As a painter, he participated in the festival I MADONNARI IN THE CITY OF Santa Barbara Ca. for 3 consecutive years, having been invited by the committee of Sister Cities “Santa Barbara Puerto Vallarta”.
It is in this city where he met and worked alongside the likes of sculptors Jim Demetro, Octavio Gonzalez, Hector Montes, Alicia Bueno, Paul Piotroski, among others, and decides to set up his own workshop in bronze art foundry, where he currently works on projects for local companies.