Rosalie López: Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future 2017
Rosalie Lopez, our 2017 commemorative Day of the Dead print artist, describes her influence and inspiration for this piece. See her print "Her Hands Remind Us" in Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future. Opening on September 17, 2017 and running through February 24, 2018, this exhibition looks back at the artists and community that have built this iconic annual gathering into a staple of the Eastside and beyond.
Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Rosalie López is conceptual artist who works with cultural iconography to highlight and recognize the strength, power, and influence of our communities. Her work speaks about cultural and social expressions while relaying experiences of survival, loss, and hope.
Raised in Gardena, CA & lived in South LA during her early adulthood. Born to a chicana mother and Mexican father, her upbringing influenced her values on culture and community. At a young age she experienced realities of loss, addictions, and violence, which continue to shape her perspectives on society. She earned dual BFA degrees in Graphic Design & Printmaking at Cal State Long Beach and an MFA in Printmaking at Indiana University. Rosalie currently teaches and creates art in the Los Angeles area.