the art of Steven Lopez

I Keep Moving

ARTIST

ARTIST BIO

Born in Los Angeles, Lopez was heavily influenced by hip hop culture and graffiti art. He is a painter of a new generation that has emerged from the wake of graffiti subculture and academic influence. While attending the University of Oregon Lopez studied under the guidance of master sculptor, Dora Natella and design theorist, Leon Johnson. Lopez absorbed attention to form associated with Natella’s sculptures, while refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through Johnson’s critique on visual continuity.

in 2000, Lopez Received his B.A. in Fine Art. His work can be found within a myriad of corporate and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in the City of Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 ARTIST STATEMENT

Lopez seeks to discover the possibilities of utilizing wildlife as a stage for human interpretation. His works ask viewers to consider the collaborative potential inherent in creating hybrid species, focusing particular attention on the female form. It represents Lopez’s artistic endeavor to challenge himself to present different manifestations upon a central theme. In so doing, these works reflect the artist’s contextual engagement with his protagonists. Using a variety of dynamic colors, Lopez explores his own calm protective nature, as well as his volatile relationships with his subjects, producing pieces that are powerfully vibrant and, at the same time, complimentary. The result is a series of works that articulate the very essence of the creative process.

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Steven Lopez, (b. 1975, Los Angeles)
slopez@ikeepmoving.com | ikeepmoving.com | 562.686.6050

 

EDUCATION
2000 University of Oregon, Bachelor of Fine Arts

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS
2014 Cantara, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Ancient Future, Old Crow Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Backspace Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 Brick house Bandits, Gallery Bomb, Dallas, TX
2011 Backspace Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 The Krate, Santa Cruz, CA
2008 Modular Transformation, Fenario Gallery, Eugene, OR

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Group Show, Succulent Studios, Brooklyn NY
Hive Tarot 5, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2013
Confluence, FIFTY24SF, San Francisco, CA

2012
Road to ComiCon Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Featured Artist Backspace, Portland, OR
Eye to Eye, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Paint Factory, Alta Lofts, Los Angeles, CA
Love Vibes, Ave 50, Highland Park, CA

2010
The Gift of Art, Hold Up gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Project Ethos, Avalon, Hollywood, CA
Peace Project, The whole 9, Culver City, CA
Dreams Don’t Die, Find Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Spirits of a Feather, Viento y Agua Gallery, LongBeach, CA
From Within the Shadows, New Puppy gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Euterpe: The Muse of Music, The Alternative Cafe, Seaside, CA
Music in The Times of Art, Casita del Pueblo, Whittier, CA

PUBLICATION
2010 Find Art Magazine
2010 Eklektx
2009 Juxtapoz
2009 Art Business News, “Street Smart Art”

Corporate Collection
Facebook
Crown Plaza Hotel
Jungle City Studios

Teaching Experience
2008 Mural Director, City of Eugene, Eugene, OR
2008 Art Instructor, Mission PAU, San Gabriel, CA