Doña Conversación
Date 1980
Dimensions 20" x 24" x 9"
Category Sculpture
Medium Modeling and local reduction
Genre Abstract
Period 20th Century
Collection *Translate: Mrs. Conversation

Lorraine de Castro

"Doña Conversación*" (1980)



Sculptor, ceramist and professor. De Castro obtained a Bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Puerto Rico in 1972. From 1982 to 1984 she undertook graduate courses in sculpture at New York University in addition to ceramics courses at the University of Puerto Rico and Estudio Caparra in Guaynabo. She was a founding member of the now disbanded Grupo Manos, with which she took part in numerous exhibitions between 1977 to 1981 in and outside the country. She was also a founding member of the Association of Women Artists of Puerto Rico, which promoted the work of Puerto Rican women artists between 1983 to 1993, both on the island and in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has taught at Art Students League, Escuela de Artes Plásticas and currently is Professor at Art-Crafts Workshop at the University of Puerto Rico. De Castro has received several awards throughout her career, and her work forms part of many private and public collections in and out of Puerto Rico. She has identified and preocupied with women’s issues in her work,. Her female figures are images-symbols which can only be accomplished with clay for its association with Mother Earth. In all of the artist’s work there is a mixture of the grotesque, terrible, the pathetic, the dramatic and comic which reflects not only the identity and personality of the artist, but the society in which it is located, and of humanity in general.