Artist bio: Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez is a Metal artist and educator from Mexico City, Mexico. He received his MFA and BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), School for American Crafts, where he is currently a Professor in the Metals and Jewelry Design Program. A NYS Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Recipient and a Craft Alliance of New York State Career Development Grant Recipient, his work is in several publications. He has lectured internationally including workshops and talks in South Korea, Peru, and Australia among others as well as across the United States. In addition to jewelry, his work includes the creation of several public sculptures including National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Pieters Family Life Center, Rochester, NY; Rochester Institute of Technology and Fairport Public Arts Committee, Fairport, NY.