Elizabeth M Lopez

Elizabeth M. Lopez is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in and around Toronto, exploring themes of timespans, moments and intraconnectivity. Her work often involves interactivity, dynamic sculptures, and creating durational experiences. Her work has been shown in Canada and the US.

Art Education & Residencies:

MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design (IAMD), OCAD University, Toronto, 2020.

BFA  with Distinction,  Drawing and Painting, OCADU, Toronto,  2017.

Florence Contemporary Residency, Florence Italy, May 2018.

Creative Space Residency collaboration, St Aidan's in the Beach, Toronto, 2017 - 2019.

Artists Camps, Alpine Club of Canada General Mountaineering Camp, 2019, 2015, & 2014.

Active member of Canadian Society for Contemporary Iron Arts, 2021 to present.

Professional Art Work

Project Manager, tester and curator; Open WebXR Studios for Collaboration, Exhibition and Critique. Research joint project, OCADU and York University. Mar 2021 - Mar 2022 

Photogrammetric capture; Indigenous Digital Living Archive for the Indigenous Creation Studio at University of Toronto Mississauga, led by Maria Hupfield. Mar - July 2022. 

Publications & Conferences

“Pandemic experimentalism: decentering studio art education in an ongoing global emergency”. Co-authored with Judith Doyle and Simone Jones. Artnodes, e-journalof art, science and technology, Jan 23 2023 . On multimodality, including VR studio spaces, in university art courses during pandemic lockdowns.   https://raco.cat/index.php/Artnodes/issue/view/31188

“Form and Time: de-centering the sites of pedagogy” Presentation co-authored with Judith Doyle and Simone Jones, International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Barcelona, June 15 2022.

“Unexpected Surface Defects in Lost PLA" Presentation on research on casting 3Dprints, American National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Arts and Practices (NCCCIAP) April 4 2019.

Guest lecturer/artist at OCADU multiple times on lost PLA metal casting or photogrammetry. 2021-2023.

Selected Exhibitions

Transmogrification: the Iron Exhibition, group exhibition, a Hamilton Arts Week 2023 Signature Event, as co-curator and exhibitor. 2023 June, Paul Elia Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario. Curators Elizabeth Lopez and Vanessa Krause.

Interplace: Open WebXR Exhibition (as WebXR curator)– video installation of group VR space exhibition. 2022 Mar (Ada Slaight Gallery) and Apr (The Great Hall) OCADU, Toronto. Online VR show at https://ocadu-web-xr.glitch.me/ January 2022 to present.

Lived Histories/Imagined Futures virtual exhibition. 2021 Apr. Curator Karen Smith.

Encounters 2019 Dec to 2020 Jan, group exhibition; First Prize winner. Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.  Curator Olexander Wlasenko.

The Rare Few  2019 Apr, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL, USA. Curator Carrie Johnson.

Out of this World 2018 Jul, Propeller Gallery, Toronto.

Experiencing Perspectives 2017/2018, Mercedes Benz Mississauga, Ontario. Curator K. Cauzillo.

Creative Space Residency Show2017 Oct, St. Aidan's in the Beach, Toronto.

The Body Electric 2016 edition, digital exhibition, International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). Curators Dr Allison Crawford and Dr Lisa Richardson.

Festival of the Body  2015 Jan, OCADU. Curators Wrik Mead and Natalie Waldburger.

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