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Luisa Restrepo-Moreno
Glass Artist

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Luisa Restrepo, Colombian born, now residing in México City where she has her studio, specializes in warm glass techniques with her work ranging from contemporary jewellry, collectible design and performative actions. Her practice has mainly been based on exploring form and its permutations, experimenting with rhythm and pattern; the essential and the ambiguous; proportion and excess. She attended Wolverhampton University, England, where she studied Three-Dimensional Design specializing in glass and did her Masters in Design Studies at CENTRO Diseño, Cine y Televisión University in Mexico City, México. She has been part of the North Lands Creative and CGSC residency programs and has taught in different schools including Pilchuck Glass School and Urban Glass. She was awarded first prize at the Bogota Museum of Glass Biennale, Colombia and by the Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan. Also, she has been finalist in the Monterrey Glass Museum Biennale, México; Emerge 2012, US; and Young Glass 2007, Denmark. In the past years she has been invited to take part of MACO Contemporary Art and Design fair, and Design Week, both in México. Her work has been showcased both nationally and internationally.