Roberto Lugo
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Roberto Lugo

The son of hard-working Puerto Rican immigrants, Roberto was raised in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. He overcame the social and economic challenges of his childhood due, in part, to his interest in ceramics. Roberto holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, and exhibits his work internationally. He currently teaches at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and two young sons. Roberto Lugo is represented by Wexler Gallery.


The Lugos - Roberto, Ashley, Theodore, and Otto, 2019. Photo courtesy of the author.
I come from a large family: fifty-seven first cousins, and each of them have children of their own. Early on, I knew that I wanted to be a father—apart from my knack for the ill-advised pun.