Mark Bryan, Irene at 30, oil on panel, 2008
Felipa Irene Lugo


M. A. in Art History, Tulane University,
New Orleans, 2012
Thesis: “Celebrating Modernity or Modernismo?: Art in Mexico City’s 1910 Centenary”

B. A. in Art History, University of California,
Davis, 2007
Honors Thesis: “The Matter of Human Matters: The Tensions Between Art and Science in the Works of Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005)”

Fields of Interest

Modern to Contemporary Art
Art of Latin America
Art of California
Art Theory and Criticism


2009, Tinker Field Research Grant, Tulane University
2007, Art History Honors, UC Davis
2006-07, Mentorship in Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters, and Science (MURALS) Award, UC Davis


2012, May 1 - July 19, Primicias del Siglo XX / Emerging Views of the Twentieth Century, Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, California


2013, Panelist, “Challenges of Campus Art Collection Management,” California State University of Sacramento, California
2012, Curator Talk, “Emerging views of the Twentieth Century: The Revolutionary Period in Mexico through the Photographic Lens,” Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, California
2010, Presenter, “Art of 1910: Celebrating Independence in the Wake of Revolution,” 2010 Mexico's Bicentennial and Centennial Celebrations, La Raza Galería Posada, Sacramento, California
2009, Presenter, “Early Modernism in the Arts at the End of the Porfiriato,” Graduate Summer Research Grant Symposium, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
2007, Presenter, “The Matter of Human Matters: The Tensions Between Art and Science in the Works of Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005),” MURALS Research Forum, University of California at Davis


Exhibition Committee Member, Visualizing Social Change, 2019
Education Committee Member, Diego Rivera Pan American Mural at SFMoMA, 2018
Member of ALAA, Association of Latin American Art, 2017-Present
Account Manager, Gander & White Fine Art Shipping, 2015-2018
Adjunct Art History Instructor, California Community Colleges, 2013-2014
Exhibition Committee Member, CCAS, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, 2013
Independent Researcher, Sacramento City College Art Collection, 2011-13
Art Docent, Prospect.1, New Orleans, 2008-09
Student Volunteer, Olmstead Mural Restoration Team, City College of San Francisco, 2001