b. Visalia, California, 1981
Linda Lopez grew up in a small farm town of Ivanhoe, California. Her mother was a refugee from Vietnam and her father an immigrant from Mexico. Both of her parents spoke very little English causing communication to be limited. So, Linda began to have conversations with objects, not just toys, but the carpet and outdoor posts.
Currently, Linda continues her relationship with these objects. She makes them to create awareness about the mundane things that surround us everyday. In revealing the life of inanimate objects, she creates an understanding of the symbiotic relationships that we share with things, exposing that we perhaps not only need them, but they also need us.
Linda received her BFA in ceramics and a BA in Art Education from California State University of Chico in 2006. She received her MFA in ceramics from University of Colorado at Boulder the spring of 2010. She is currently a resident at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.