Linda Lopez (b. 1981) received a BFA from California State University of Chico and a MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Robischon Gallery, Denver; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation.
Linda Lopez creates works that speak to the vaguely familiar. There is a sense of delight and joy in the in the shapes and colors that inform her pieces, a sense of hominess and comfort. The need to nest is a by-product of her unique cross-cultural perspective. Linda is a child of two ethnicities—Vietnamese and Mexican. She is a first generation American whose talent and creatively enabled her to craft a dynamic visual language. In her current exhibition, she incorporates rugs made by artisans in Mexico with her sculptural pieces that form bridges between historic memory and new beginnings. Each work showcases the alternative existence of objects.