Headlands Artist in Residence 2006
11” x 14”, digital pigment print with collage
New York-based Nicola López constructs drawings, prints, sculpture and large installation work based on human-built landscapes saturated with signs of mobility, speed, growth and the glorification of technology. The physical process of building each piece reflects the evolution that urban landscape undergoes by her layering of architecture, history, technology and topography that make up the contemporary environment. She draws on the visual language of cartography in order to evoke the idea of mapping. Her map-like images represent how our actual world is structured, not on a literal geography but on an experiential level. López has shown throughout the greater New York area, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. López attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received an MFA and a BA from Columbia University, NY.