Angela Lopez’s watercolor paintings, animations and sculptures investigate the human condition as a magical state of generation and decay. Her work gives tangible form to the primal animal instincts, deep rooted desires and crystalline fears that drive human behavior. Lopez subverts traditional media, rendering it sweetly uncanny. Her forms, movements and surfaces highlight a movement or limb in isolation - like a natural science specimen - frozen in a moment of metamorphosis. In Lopez’s work, our bodies and humanity are presented as unknowable, yet inescapable, forces in our lives.
She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions across the Midwest including at Charlotte Street Foundation (KS) and Demo Projects (IL). In addition she has taken part many group exhibitions, including the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art (MO), Hyde Park Art Center (IL), and Centro de Produccion y Edicion Grafica de Buenos Aires in Argentina. She was recently awarded an Individual Artist Program Cultural Grant from the city of Chicago, and received a full scholarship to participate in the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. She holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from Northwestern University.