• Photo taken with López's site-specific installation at MOCA Jacksonville: A Gentle Defiance of Gravity and Form, 2016. Image courtesy of MOCA Jacksonville and photo by Dennis Ho.

Nicola López

Born Santa Fe, NM. Lives and works in New York City.

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nicola López lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Columbia University. Through her work in installation, drawing, and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary—primarily urban—landscape. Her focus on describing "place" stems from an interest in urban planning, architecture and anthropology, and it has been fueled by time spent working and traveling in different landscapes. López has received support for her work through a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, among others. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including "Un-Building Things", a long-term site-specific installation in collaboration with Pace Prints inaugurating the Balcony Lounge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, solo exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI; The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, FL; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; and group exhibitions at museums such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , CA and Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.