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AE: Who are you?
NL: Niki Lopez. I am a stay at home Mom, multi-disciplined Visual artist, and Graphic designer. I also teach art twice a week to children at a local non profit center for the arts.
AE: What is it that you do/make?
NL: Commercially I am a contract graphic and web designer. I am a painter, photographer, and all around creative person. My work has been exhibited through out South Florida, New York, and California. Last year, my art was juried into a group show at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. I have also curated and produced several art exhibits and events in South Florida. Currently, I am working on a new series of small works and small recycled works of art that uses marketing flyers repurposed as small canvases. Made specifically for my Etsy Shop. (blog post here). Some of my work has been donated to certain non profits to use as a part of their fundraiser initiatives. Commissioned works include murals, portraits, and custom painted converse. I also do some photography, digital art, as well as painting live at events.
AE: How did you get started/What is the motivation behind your work?
NL: Ever since I could hold a crayon in my hand I have been doing art. My mother stockpiled Crayola 64 and drawing paper. She always encouraged me that it was better to make a card with my own art and poems than to buy from the store. I went to school and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, however I have always had a passion for art, and though I'm primarily self taught and experimental, I have been painting for over 6 years. My first official art show came shortly after moving into a art community where I have been since 2008.AE: Where can we find your work?
My motivation behind my work is the emotions, the story telling, the research, and the process of making the work. Sometimes I am portraying different parts of me or my story or a direct reflection of a mood or feeling. Others are more research and educational as I love to explore and include various cultures and stories not always known or talked about. I love to paint. I love finally relaxing into a rhythm of brush strokes and color and often times guided by music. Some of my work has celestial connection or references aliens but not in a spooky way more so as a part of life, evolution, and just further exploring the notion of other life forms outside of our planet. Sometimes its reflecting me and a feeling of being different.
NL: I am on many of the social media groups as well as have a shop on Etsy, and facebook: