August 4 - October 5

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2017  6-9 pm

 

 

Steven Vasquez Lopez - Bio

 

Steven Vasquez Lopez was born in Upland, California and currently lives in San Francisco. Raised in Southern California in a Mexican-American household, Lopez's early obsession with architecture, manual labor and bold fashion continues through his hard-edge graphic acrylic painting and ink drawings. 

Recent works on paper push the boundaries and definition of the "modern quilt" by technically and conceptually demonstrating how the process of immigration "redesigns traditions”, the battle of technology vs. hand-made in a modern world and the role of gender within the tradition of quilting.  Each “thread” is hand drawn in ink one at time. These are not a digital print. No pencil or computers are used to produce this work. His work on paper celebrate the personal histories documented in hand-crafted traditions. 

Lopez received his BA in Studio Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2000. He was a recipient of the William Dole Memorial Scholarship (1999, 2000), Abrams Prize (2000), Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship (2006), ArtSlant Prize (2012). Since completing his MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007, Lopez has exhibited at CES Contemporary, Aqua Art Miami, ArtsPadSF, the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Riverside Art Museum, Diego Rivera Gallery, Parklife Gallery, Roll Up Gallery & Root Division Gallery.