ARMANDO ADRIAN-LOPEZ

Armando Adrian-Lopez sees himself as a spiritual storyteller. Narrative and symbolic elements allow him to tell stories in which he is not the sole interpreter—the viewer is also an interpreter. His imagery is intentionally accessible and universal by way of archetypes that are open and flexible enough to allow for many interpretations. His use of visual, symbolic language expresses his intent to engage the viewer in a dialogue. This unspoken dialogue creates a sense of intimacy and the space to dream, imagine, and contemplate. That, to Adrian-Lopez, is freedom. 

Armando Adrian-Lopez creates his paintings using his own mixture of egg tempera and a technique he has developed during the last 15 years. His artwork combines imagery from pre-Columbian traditions and Catholic religion, sometimes with dark undertones, and other times, full of light and joy. 

Adrian-Lopez is, for all intents and purposes, self-taught. Originally from Mexico, he now resides on a farm in northern New Mexico. He has shown his work at exhibitions across the United States. His work is also part of the permanent collection of MOLAA, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA. 


WORKS


EDUCATION

1982 - 1986 - Instituto Michoacano De Cultura

1986 - Universidad San Nicolas De Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Sept 13- Nov 2, 2002 - El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe / Mexico Lindo Y Querido

2002 - Children’s Museum, Santa Fe, NM

July 19 - Aug 21, 2010 - El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe / Mestizos - Celebration of Multi- Cultural Identity

July - Sept -  La Semilla De Amor - a dance history / story and costumes by Armando Adrian-Lopez performed at the el Museo theater and other venues as part of the Mestizo exhibition.

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

April 27, 1998 - Cloud Cliff Art Space, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Espiritus Campesinos

May 19 - 25, 2000 - Good Hands Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Angelitos y Nacimientos

Nov 23 - Dec 15, 2001 - Good Hands Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Angels, Paintings, and Nativity Scenes

July 7 - 21, 2007 - JHS Gallery, Taos, New Mexico / Compañeros De Vuelo

March 20, 2013 - St John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA / Recent Works of Armando Adrian-Lopez

Dec 13-28, 2013 - Rising Moon Gallery, Abiquiu, NM / Armando Adrian-Lopez - Recent Work and Performance Piece

June 27-28, 2014 - Rising Moon Gallery, Abiquiu, NM / New Paintings and Mixed Media Sculpture - Lupita, a performance piece

Dec 19-20, 2014 - Rising Moon Gallery, Abiquiu, NM / Recent Paintings and Mixed Media Sculpture - Dreams And Whispers, a performance piece

June 27 - July 4, 2015 - Armando Adrian-Lopez and Jade Leyva - Nubes Viajeras (Roaming Clouds) - Works by Two Mexican Artists

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Shidoni Arts, Tesuque, NM

Grayton Beach House of Art, Grayton Beach, FA

Good Hands Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Tin Moon Gallery, Abiquiu, NM

Nussbaumer Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

JHS Gallery, Taos, NM

Coady Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Tierra Montana Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

Altered Space Gallery, Venice, CA

Jane Hamilton, Fine Art, Tucson, AZ

Rising Moon Gallery, Abiquiu, NM
 

AWARDS

2003 - Contemporary Hispanic Market, Santa Fe, NM / Outstanding Achievement Award

2004 - Contemporary Hispanic Market, Santa Fe, NM / Poster Award

2005 - Contemporary Hispanic Market, Santa Fe, NM / Southwest Art Magazine Award

2006 - Contemporary Hispanic Market, Santa Fe, NM / Best of Crafts and Best of Show

2007 - Contemporary Hispanic Market, Santa Fe, NM / Best of Fine Arts

2008 - Main Street Art Festival, Fort Worth, TX / Best of Show

2011 - Girls Inc. 39th Annual Art Show, Santa Fe, NM / Best of Show

2013 - La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA / Best of Mixed Media

2013 - Tempe Festival of the Arts / Featured Artist

 

MUSEUM COLLECTOINS

National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Museum of Latin American Art - MOLAA, Long Beach, CA

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

2004 - 
Reading About America, The Southwest Today

National Geographic Society

National Geographic School Publishing

National Geographic Reading Expeditions

2012 - The Queering of the Iberian Peninsula, Jose Cartegena-Calderon PhD

2013 - Nativities of the World, Susan Topp Weber

2013 - Autumn 2013 Newsletter, Corrales Historical Society, Corrales, NM

2017 - Humans of New Mexico - Artistic Armando de Abiquiu