2015

Invited to the International Glass Symposium, Novy Bor, Czech Republic

International Glass Symposium

International Glass Symposium

2014

Bronze sculpture outdoor public commission / Cinta Costera, Panama

Cinta Costera, Panama

Cinta Costera, Panama

2012

With team at Wheaton Arts

With team at Wheaton Arts

De Obaldia begins a new series: “Metates

Metates

2011

Mid-Career retrospective at Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale, “Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldia”

2010

Casting at Wheaton Arts

2009

De Obaldia is awarded the Rakow Commission,
Corning Museum of Glass

2001 – 2009

Participates in triathlons during many years

Triathlon

2006

During her Fellowship at the Creative Center of America, Wheaton Arts

With sons, Sebastian and Pedro Joaquin working on large scale columns



Large columns - 2006

2002

Installation Art Basel / Miami Beach

Pilchuck Glass School

1997

1st exhibition of her glass sculptures in NYC with Mary-Anne Martin/ Fine Art

Making molds for glass sculptures in her studio in Panama

1988-2000

Practices Hapkido / 2nd Dan Black Belt

Hapkido 2nd Dan

1992

De Obaldia receives 1st Prize of 1st Panamanian Painting Biennial

December 1989

US invasion of Panama. The streets are in a state turmoil for weeks

Invasion 2nd Dan

1989

Exhibition “ManiObras” at Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama

Panama is undergoing its worst political crisis under the regime of dictator Noriega. De Obaldia participates actively in protests and demonstrations. She starts a series of drawings and paintings called “ManiObras”

De Obaldia returns to Pilchuck Glass School. She takes an engraving course with Master Czech engraver Jiri Harcuba

1987

Her sons start attending school, she goes to Pilchuck Glass School for the first time

1985

1st solo exhibition of paintings

1984

Her twins boys, Sebastian and Pedro Joaquin are born

Twin boys

1980

Marries Horacio Icaza

1977

1st solo exhibition of drawings

1977-1979

Studies at Rhode Island School of Design
BFA in Graphic Design and Cinematography

1976

Works during the summer as a photographer for the Smithsonian Institute at Barro Colorado island

1968

Her mother Janine, marries Guillermo Trujillo, a renowned Panamanian painter

1963

Janine and Isabel move to Panama.They live for a year with Isabel’s grandmother, Maria Olimpia de Obaldia, a Panamanian poet

1962

Marcelo and Janine move to Europe.
He died in a car accident in Vienna in 1963

1957

Isabel De Obaldia was born in Washington D.C.
of French mother Janine Laneyrie, and Panamanian
father, Marcelo de Obaldia. They were both working for
their countries’ respective embassies.