Guadalupe Navarro recently accepted a position at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he will lecture in Sculpture, Metalsmithing, and 3D Design. Navarro’s work currently reflects on his upbringing as a Chicano while examining the cultural impact of Mexican-American society as a whole. His research most recently focuses directly on undocumented immigrants and the stories of their journeys. He presents this working using traditional Coppersmithing and Silversmithing techniques, focusing primarily on creating vessels and small sculptural objects. He is an active member of the Society for North American Goldsmiths and exhibits his artwork nationally.
Prior to accepting his most recent position, he taught at the University of Georgia and Georgia Gwinnett College. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He received undergraduate degrees in Drawing and Metalsmithing from Ball State University.
- 40 under 40 next Generation of American Artists at the Metal Museum in TN,
- Society of North American Goldsmiths’ JAMS publication in 2018 and 2020,
- Democracy, an exhibition presented by The Craft in America Center in LA.
- Penland Windgate Scholarship Recipient
- Haystack Open Studio Residency
B.F.A. Drawing and Metalsmithing, Ball State University
M.F.A. Metalsmithing and Jewelry, University of Georgia