|2016 - Present||Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts|
|2014 - 2016||Assistant Professor in Studio Art, Daytona State College|
|2012 - 2014||Instructor on record, Florida Atlantic University|
|2011 - 2014||Graduate Assistant, Florida Atlantic University|
|2014||Art Instructor, Palm Beach County Boys & Girls Club|
|2014||Art Instructor, Family Studio/Georgia On My Mind: Georgia O'Keeffe|
|2014||Summer Camp Manager/Instructor, Norton Museum of Art|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - Present||Recruiter, Performing and Visual Art Department, NSU||2017 - 2017||Volunteer, AARP Foundation and Miami Dolphin 4th Annual Million Meal Pack||2017 - 2017||Volunteer, Achieve Miami Summer Art Enrichment Program, Jesse J. McCrary, JR. Elementary School, Miami,||2017 - 2017||Volunteer Art Instructor, Drawing Patch Workshop, Girl’s Scout Troop 10604||2016 - 2016||Recruiter, Visual Arts Department at DSC throughout Volusia County||2015 - 2016||Team Member, HubArt Connection Gallery Search||2015 - 2016||Advisor, Studio Rats (Art Club)||2015 - 2015||Volunteer, Daytona Beach Police Department Mural Painting|
Honors and Awards
- 2017 International Education Programs Award – Florida Art Education Association, St. Petersburg, FL
- 2017 Staff Pick Award, Needles and Thread Exhibition, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, WA
- 2015 Academic Affairs Professional Development Opportunity Award - Studio Arts, Daytona State College
- 2015 Faculty of the Month - February, Daytona State College
- 2014 FAU - Friedland Project Grant
- 2014 FAU - Advisory Board Graduate Scholarship
- 2013 FAU Diversity Fellowship
- 2013 Women In The Visual Art Inc. & The Peter Salvatore Award In Memory Of Gail Salvatore
- 2013 FAU Friedland Project Grant
- 2012-2013 FAU Academic Excellence Fellowship
- 2012-2014 FAU Graduate Grant
- 2012 Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. Scholarship
- 2011- 2012 Provost Fellowship – Florida Atlantic University
- 2011 FHEAN Certificate of Recognition for Advocacy in the Arts
- 2010 Bring the Light Rail to USF Competition – 3rd Place
- 2009-2011 Exceptional Talent Grant - University of South Florida
- 2009-2010 SIEDE Student Fund Award- University of South Florida
- 2007 NAHS Scholarship - Maryland Institute College of Art
- 2007 Presidential Scholarship - Maryland Institute College of Art
- 2007 Ruth Jenkins Bristor Scholarship - Maryland Institute College of Art
- 2007 Scholastic Art Award - Maryland Institute College of Art
- 2007 Access for Excellence Award - Maryland Institute College of Art
- 2007 ACT/SO Maryland Institute College of Art Match
- 2006 Latino Art Beat National 1st Place Winner
- 2006 Scholastics Silver Key Portfolio Winner
- 2006 Scholastics Gold Key Regional Competition
- 2005 28th Annual National Competition (Act-So) Gold Medalist in Painting
- 2005 Act-So Miami Dade County Gold Medalist in Painting
- 2004 Second place Act- So Contest Winner in Photography
- 2002 Most Successful Art Student
- 2002 Award of Distinction - Miami Dade County
- 2001 First in color pencils - Miami Dade County Youth Fair
|2011 - 2014||M.F.A., Painting, Florida Atlantic University|
|2007 - 2011||B.S., Marketing and Management, University of South Florida|
|2007 - 2011||B.F.A., Painting & Drawing, University of South Florida|
Solo Exhibition (4)
Solo Exhibitions by Kandy Lopez.
Group Exhibitions (76)
Group Exhibitions by Kandy Lopez
Caminantes Communication, Media, and Arts Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures (2021)
Caminantes bring together a selection of South Florida based artists that identify as LatinX and Hispanic. The term Caminante is inspired by a poem from Antonio Machado, and the migration of cultures and ideas that ...
The Art of the Book Communication, Media, and Arts Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures (2021)
We are pleased this year to celebrate our tenth anniversary of the gallery’s annual “Art of the Book” show. Our commitment to the book as a medium for art remains steadfast. The form of the ...
The Illustrated Accordion Communication, Media, and Arts Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures (2021)
Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion, showing in the KBAC Gallery in late spring. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books ...
Alien Nations 2020 Communication, Media, and Arts Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures (2020)
Alien Nations 2020 gathers a group of artists who convey different forms of alienation. It looks at a myriad of issues that are affecting the psychological state of the individual and the different groups within ...
Walked On Communication, Media, and Arts Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, and Lectures (2020)
In Walked On, Kandy Lopez, an artist of color, proposes to incorporate two embroidery pieces entitled America Does It (2019) and Brandon (2016) as entrance “rugs” to the Miami Dade Courthouse in Downtown Miami. The ...
Artists Draw Their Studios CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
Invited by artist and guest curator Michelle Weinberg, more than thirty artists will contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and ...
Sankofa: The Record Extends CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
Curated by Allison Bolah and Khaulah Naima Nuruddin. “Sankofa” is the Akan principal of looking to the past and taking what’s useful to move forward. Sankofa: For The Record was first on view at the ...
Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
This exhibition is in celebration of African Diaspora Heritage. "Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice” brings together painting, photography, sculpture, and drawings by contemporary artists of American, Haitian, Cuban, Dominican ...
The Other Half of the Sky CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
Girls' Club Warehouse presents The Other Half of the Sky, a guest exhibit curated by William Cordova, with work surveyed from local and national artists whose work intersects through geography, community and content. Focusing on ...
America 2016 CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
2016, collage & string This piece illustrates the power and lack thereof of the poor communities within South Florida, specifically Liberty City and Opa Locka. Growing up around thee areas and observin the disproportionate funding ...