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Philomena Lopez



Specializing in Latino and Latin American art, Philomena Lopez is a doctoral candidate in the PhD Program in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. An art historian of Chicano art, Philomena is working on “Breaking Boundaries: The Multilayered Value of Charles “Chaz” Bojorquez's Graffiti Art from 1969 to 2019.” She is a recipient of the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art and in 2015-2019 held a San Diego Diversity Fellowship. Philomena earned her BA in Art History from UCLA in 2015 where she was a Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar. She has worked and interned at various art institutions including Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Hammer Museum, Armory Center for the Arts, and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

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