Linda Lopez: Long Lost

Exhibit Details

November 20, 2021 - March 20, 2022
Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

Linda Nguyen Lopez (b. 1981, Visalia, CA) is a first-generation American artist of Vietnamese and Mexican descent. Her unexpected porcelain sculptures investigate language and identity. Both playful and introspective, Lopez’s "dust furries” and “mops” accumulate rocks and lint and direct our attention to the potential life of the everyday objects that live quietly alongside us.  

Conceptualized over the last year and a half, this exhibition presents recent and new work influenced by Lopez's personal investigations into her cultural heritage, developed while navigating quarantine, remote work, pandemic parenting, and a world in crisis.  

This major solo exhibition will feature immersive spaces, mosaics, and sculptures. 

Lopez received a BFA in ceramics and BA in art education from California State University of Chico (2006). She received a MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2010). Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; Vertigo Art Space, Denver; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Art and Design, New York. Lopez lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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A blue grey porcelain sculpture with rounded appendances, small red 'rocks' are attached at ra

Linda Lopez, Grey Ice Dust Furry with Lobster Rocks, 2020, Porcelain, 9 x 9 x 4.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Linda Lopez.

A black and white logo that says Missouri Arts Council with an outline of the state of Missouri in t

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.