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Steven Vasquez Lopez

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Patches 001, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 003, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 003, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 004, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 005, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 006, 2013 Ink on Paper 11' X14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 007, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 008, 2013 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Patches 009, 2013 Ink on Paper 2013 © Steven Vasque Lopez
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Shelf Life 004, 2013 Ink on Paper 22" X 30" © Steven Vaquez Lopez
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Shelf Life 003, 2013 Ink on Paper 22" X 30" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Shelf Life 002, 2013 Ink on Paper 22" X 30" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Shelf Life 001, 2013 Ink on Paper 22" X 30" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Some Strings Attached 001, 2012 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Some Strings Attached 008, 2012 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Some Strings Attached 007, 2012 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
20121211190722-alwaysthecenterofattention
Always the Center of Attention, 2012 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Grid, 2012 Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Our Place Our Space, 2012 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Two Four One, Installation, 2012 Acrylic on Resin on Wood Panel 50" X 48"
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Flat on Top, Installation, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 40" X 45" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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What a Life! Installation, 2012 Acrylic and Resin on Panel 50 X 64" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Sweet Escape, 2012 Acrylic and Resin on Panel 42" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Come away with me to a place of million dollar stripes and make it feel like home, 2012 Acrylic and Resin on Wooden Panel 80" X 60" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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We break the dawn, Pokerface (Spotlight), 2012 Acrylic on Panel 72 X 60" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Anythingyouwant
Anything You Want, 2009 Acrylic on Panel 24" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Meetmehalfway
Meet Me Halfway, 2009 Acrylic on Panel 24" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Sweet_escape
Sweet Escape, 2009 Acrylic and Resin on Panel 24" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Cityscape3
Untitled (Cityscape 3) © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Cityscape2
Untitled (Cityscape 2) © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Menagerie_2009
Menagerie, 2009 Acrylic on Panel 24" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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He figured it out, 2009 Acrylic on Panel 16" X 21" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Bull and Pinata, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 28" X 36" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Nissan_sentra
nissan-sentra, 2008 Work on Paper 19" X 25" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Minagerie
menagerie, 2008 Work on Paper 19" X 25" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
Drive-in
drive-in, 2008 Work on Paper 19" X 25" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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sunrise, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 36" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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herd, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 36" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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bull and rooster, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 24" X 32" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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chickens, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 15 3/4" X 11 1/2" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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bulls, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 36" X 48" © Steven Lopez
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bulls (DETAIL), 2008 Acrylic on Panel 36" X 48" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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Two, Four, One, 2011 Acrylic and Resin on Wood Panel 20" X 30" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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A New American Folklore, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 48" X 36" © Steven Vasquez Lopez
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What a Life!, 2012
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Upland, CA
Birth year
1977
Lives in
San Francisco, CA
Works in
San Francisco, CA
Schools
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000, BA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2007, MFA
Tags
gallery pop, installation, realism, landscape, modern, traditional, abstract, figurative
Statement

The son of a seamstress and mechanic, my paintings continue a family history of labor through meticulous hand-made acrylic paintings on wooden panel. As a first-generation middle-class American growing up in the 80’s & 90’s under the influence of MTV, Nickelodeon, plastic toys, candy and bold fashion – my work infuses the California landscape and architecture with flat color, line and intricate patterns. These work broaden the scope of Latinos represented in art history and contemporary art, as well as re-examine the general associations with Chicano culture.

My current work incorporate hard-edge acrylic paintings on wooden panel with geometric shapes painted directly onto the gallery walls. While pushing the cannon of Chicano art beyond graffiti or large-scale murals, these works also question identity through the lens of such a richly traditional infrastructure.

Steven Vasquez Lopez, grew up in Riverside, CA and attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his BA in Studio Art in 2000. In 2007, he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a MFA in Painting. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards

2006                Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission

2000                Art Studio Honors Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

2000                Abrams Prize, University of California, Santa Barbara

2000, 1999    William Dole Memorial Scholarship, University of California, Santa Barbara

Selected Exhibitions

2011           Staff Infection, Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco, CA

                     Idealization of Shapes, Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010           Unnatural Plans, Parklife Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                     Graphic Nature, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009           Golden State of Mine, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

                    OverPattern, Propeller Modern, San Francisco, CA

                     Drips, Stripes and Hard-Edges, Augie's, Redlands, CA

                    home, Deborah Martin & Phyllis Stein Art, Los Angeles, CA

                    LA ArtWalk (May, August), the Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA

                    Threads, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2008           Aqua Art Miami, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                    New Art 08, Hotel Des Arts, San Francisco, CA

                   Big Deal 15, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                   New Visions 2008, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

                   METApop, ARTworkSF, San Francisco, CA

2007           SFAI MFA Graduate Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2006           Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

                   Impressive Nature, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA

                   Immediate Future: the 2006 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Arts,

                   San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000           U4, Perch Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

                   Honor's Exhibition: Getting into Boxes, Bottles and Trouble, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

                   Undergraduate show 2000, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

1999            Undergraduate show 1999, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

                     Drawing to a close, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA

                   Monkey Faction, Gallery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA