Currently lives and works in New York, NY



MFA Columbia University, New York, NY


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


BA Columbia University, New York, NY


Escola de Artes Visuais (School of Visual Arts), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Bard Research Fund Grant, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY


NYFA Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts


Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Graduate Award

Mortimer Frank Traveling Fellowship, Columbia University, NY


Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Travelling Fellowship, Brandeis University, MA



La Calera Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Inside-Out Residency, Beijing, China


New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program, NM (Through 2011)


La Curtiduria, Oaxaca, Mexico (Through 2011)


Headlands Center for the Arts (Project Space), Sausalito, CA


Assilah Summer Moussem Artist Residency, Assilah, Mexico



Land of Illusion at Pace Prints Gallery, New York, NY


Invasores e Impostores at La Calera, Oaxaca, Mexico

Notes on the Tower at Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, NM


Intervals: Nicola López at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Marañas at Arroniz Arte Contemporeneo, Mexico DF, Mexico

Structural Detours at Pace Prints Gallery, New York, NY


Small Transformations at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Nicola López: Urban Transformations at Mesaros Galleries at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


Shadowland at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

Nicola López: Urban Transformations at Chazen Museum, Madison, WI


Tangle at Cruz, Santa Fe, NM


Transformation City at Pace Prints, Chelsea, NY


OverGrowth at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY


Vertigo at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY


Maps and Other Myths at LACS Gallery at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY


Rescatando la Historia at Museo de Arte Contempornáeo, Cusco, Perú

Transplantes at Taller de Manuel, Cusco Perú



Summer Mixer at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Biennale Online 2013 Online Exhibition curated by Jan Hoet

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


Following the Line: Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of Francine Bishop Good and David Horvitz at Girl’s Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL Inside Out 2012 at The Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China

Space Invaders at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

Pasiones Contempornáneas: Arte Americano, Europeo y Latinoamericano de la Collección

Serapión y Belk at Museo de Arte de Pone, Ponre, PR

Apertura 01: Visiones Plurales sobre una Violencia Común at Instituto de Artes Gráphicas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico

From the Ground Up at Paul Mesaros Gallery At University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV

New Mexico: 100 Years of Art at Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, Mexico


Full Fathom Five at Jenkins Johnson, New York, NY

Pressing Ideas: 50 Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Shifting Borders / In Transit; Of Bridges and Borders Phase III at Centro Cultural de Espana en Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fractured Earth at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Impressive Stones at Finnish National Gallery; Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland


Exquisite at 222 Shelby St. Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Ink: New Trends in Contemporary Printmaking at Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

Caligrafias Urbanas at Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico DF, Mexico

Bad Boys, Magic Ladies, and Timeless Masters at Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Raw State at 222 Shelby St. Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Tamarind TouchstonesL Fabulous at Fifty at University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Estampas, Independencia y la Revolución at Museo National de la Estampa, Mexico DF, Mexico

Publisher’s Showcase: Tandem Press at Pace Prints Chelsea, New York, NY

A Changing Surface: Prints in the Age of Digital Media at Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

Spring Thaw at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Does the Angle Between Two Walls Have a Happy Ending? at Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy Oblique/Acute at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

Phantom Sightings at Museo del Barrio, New York, NY


Una Intervención Sobre el Siglo XVII at Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico

Party at Chris’s House: curate by Phong Bui at Janet Kurnatowski, New York, NY

New Prints 2009/Autumn at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Futurescape at Contemporary Art Galleries at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Embrace! At Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

With Help from our Friends: New Acquisitions to the Davison Art Center Collection at Davidson Art Center, Weslyan University, Middletown, CT

Summertime 09 at Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Fresh From Chelsea at University Gallery, UF College of Fine Arts, Gainsville, FL

Invasive at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Phantom Sightings at Museo Alameda, San Antonio TX and Contemporary Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ and Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico

Esto Es Aquello at Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

A Fragile Reality at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR


Phantom Sightings at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico DF, Mexico

Claiming Space: Mexican Americans in U.S. Cities at Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

INprint at SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

Phantom Sightings at Los Angeles Count Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

In jeder Sprache heisst das Gleiche anders at Dina4 Projkte, Berlin, Germany

Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY


The Orpheus Selection at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Consumption Junction at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

American Soil at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Tamarind Institute: Creation, Education, Collaboration at Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Sicalipsis Art at N2 Galeria, Barcelona, Spain

Landscape Architect at Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

The Art & Artifice of Science at The Fine Arts Museum Santa Fe, Albuquerque, NM


Globablization an Its Side Effects at Espacio 1414, San Juan, PR

This is That at Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Scenic Overlook at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Works on Paper at Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA at CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

Paper Cuts at Voges + Partner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

Fragile at Voges + Partner Galeria, Frankfurt, Germany

Drawing Conclusions on the Wall at Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Since 2000: Printmaking Now at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The (S) Files at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Activator Bates College Museum, Lewiston, Maine

Seeing Is Believing at Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY


The (S) Files / The Selected Files at El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY

Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection at The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

10th National Drawing Invitational at Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Dreaming of a More Better Future at Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Hot Town Summer in the City at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

Nicola López / John Copeland (two-person exhibit) at Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

Greater New York 2005 at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

Micro Universe: Visions of the Artist’s Mind at The Lab Gallery; NY, NY


Merry at Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

Saturación II (two-person exhibit) at Galería Biblioteca Lino Picaseno, UNAM, Ciudad de México, México

SCOPE Miami 2004, Miami, FL

Desire Lines at Fusebox, Washington, DC

After Goya at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Atravesando Fronteras at El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

Martha and Me at Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York, NY

Columbia University MFA Thesis Show 2004 at Columbia University, New York, NY

Freehand at Marvelli Lab, Brooklyn, NY

Object of Desire at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

SuperSalon at Samson Projects, Boston, MA


Merry at Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

Saturación (two-person exhibit) at Instituto de Artes Gráficos de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México

Dress Me Up at SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

First-Year MFA Exhibition at Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Merry Merry at Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

Procession at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Myth and Hybrid at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Bon a Tirer at Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Books at Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY In Xóchitl In Cuicatl: Flor y Canto: Reflections from Nuevo México at Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM


Holiday Group Show at Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Books and Folios at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Made in Brooklyn at S. Cono Pizzeria, Brooklyn, NY

Brewster Project Site-specific Arts Event, Brewster, NY

Art & Performance by Women at Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

We Love Our Customers at Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary, New York, NY

Artists’ Books at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Territorios Colindantes at El Museuo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM


Muestra Pictórica Colectiva de la Sociedad de Artistas del Cusco at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Cusco, Perú

Invasores at Taller de Manuel, Cusco, Perú

Solitary Vices at Site 21/21, Albuquerque, NM


Untitled (two-person exhibit) at Postcrypt Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


University of Arizona, KuvA—Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Southern Graphics Council International at Tulane University, Columbus College of Art + Design, Midlebury College, Elaine Terner Cooper Conversations With Contemporary Artist at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Anderson Ranch, University of NM, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Adelphi University, Kutztown University, Columbia University, UMass Dartmouth, Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum, Tyler University, VOX Populi in Philadelphia, Oslo National Academy of Arts-KHIO, College of St. Rose, SUNY Purchase School of Art + Design, Chazen Museum of Art, Desnivel (La Paz, Bolivia), Kiosko (Santa Cruz, Bolivia), IAGO (Oaxaca, Mexico), School of the Arti Institute of Chicago, University of Oregon-Eugene, Lehman College, University of Texas at El Paso, Hui Press, Rhode Island School of Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, College of New Rochelle, Art on Paper Fair, Bates college, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Massachusetts College of Art and others.


Abbe, Mary. “Elegant Variety,” Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN, March 28, 2008; art p. F10

Amenoff, Gregory. Joan Mitchell Foundation 2004 & 2005 MFA, (catalog), Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY, April 2006, (illus.)

Angeline, John. “Nicola López,” ArtNexus Issue #84 March-May 2012; illus.

Armitage, Diane. “Atravesando Fonteras—Lines That Unite/Lines That Divide,” THE Magazine, August, 2004, p. 69 (illus.)

Artforum, “The Artists Artists—Best of 2006,” Dec. 2006, p.115

Artist Project. “White Noise,” The Brooklyn Rail April, 2006; p. 38 (illus.—only)

Of Bridges and Borders ed. Sigismond de Vajay; 2009; JRP / Ringier p. 301-307 (illus.)

“Caren Golden, Experimental Art in the USA,” ABCDARCO, (Madrid, Spain) Nov. 2, 2006, p. 11 (illus.)

Carless, Rachel. “Profile: Nicola López—Documenting History’s Ransom,” New World News International August 24, 1999, p. 4 (illus.)

Carver, Jon. “De Dulces Diferencias,” Santa Fe Reporter June 14-20, 2000, p. 79

“Comings & Goings,” Pasatiempo, June 30-July 6, 2006, p.101 (illus.)

Chen, weimei, “Nicola López,” Gallery Sights, June 2009, p.59 (cover illustration)

Cotter, Holland. “Latino Art, and Beyond Category,” The New York Times, September 2, 2005

Coulson, Amanda. “A Beautiful Mess,” Art on Paper March/April 2006, pp. 41-42

Coulson, Amanda. “Perspectives: A Variety of Viewpoints on the City’s Storied Art Scene” TASJ Magazine, March 2012; pg. 6 (illus.)

Crowley, Evelyn. “Talent Show,” W, The Arts Issue, New York, NY, Nov. 2006, (illus.)

Cudlin, Jeffry. “Metropolitan Lines,” Washington City Paper July 1-7, 2005, (illus.)

Devon, Marjorie. Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography, Abrams 2008; New York, NY; p. ii (illus.)

Deborah Wye. “Embracing the Whole Story: a Conversation with Deborah Wye,” Art in Print, May-June 2011 Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 8-12

Dillon, Noah. “Nicola López Landscape X: Under Construction,” The Brooklyn Rail. November, 2011; (illus.)

Figwer, Caroline. “En Ligne,” Cimaise, #288, Dec.-Jan.-Feb. 2007-08, p.93 (illus.)

Fischer, Zane. “Zane’s World: Overlooking,” Santa Fe Reporter, July 5-11, 2006, p.29

Fronteras, Atravesando. “Lines That Unite/Lines That Divide,” THE Magazine, August, 2004, p. 69 (illus.)

Gibaja, Manuel. “Conversando con Nicola López,” El Diario de Cusco May 18, 1999, p. 9 (illus.)

González Rosas, Blanca. “La Marana en el arte contemporáneo,” El Proceso, April 20, 2011

Grant, Annette. “How to Spot the Kubrick in Edvard Munch,” The New York Times, March 19, 2006, p.28 (illus.)

Greater New York 2005, PS1 catalog, essay by Claire Gilman, Long Island City, NY, March 13-Sept. 26, pp.224-225 (illus.)

Hanley, Sarah. “Ink/The Lexicon of Tomorrow: Print-Based Installation,” Art:21 Blog (online), April 8, 2011

Harper’s Magazine, “Mis-Communicated,” August 2006, p. 30 (illus.)

Harris, Jane. “Nicola López,” The Village Voice, April 20-26, 2005

Heartney, E. “Return to the Real?” Art In America, June/July 2005, pp. 84 (illus.), 87

Howard, Christopher. "Nicola López: Overgrowth," Art Notes, p. 35 (illus.)

Howard, Christopher. “El Museo’s Bienial: The (S) Files/The Selected Files,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2005, p. 21

Henry, Clare. “‘The (S) Files’ El Museo del Barrio,” ARTNews, December 2005, p. 141

Hernández, Saúl. “Nicola López: narrar territories, enunciar tiempos,” El Jolgorio Cultural October 2011 (illus.)

Hirsch, Faye. “Print Fairs Thrive,” Art in America, January 2008, p. 35

Howard, Christopher. “El Museo’s Bienial: The (S) Files/The Selected Files,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2005, p. 21 Kamholz, Roger. “Nicola López: Vertigo,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2005, p. 18 (illus.)

Kernan, Catherine. “Size and Scale in the Field of Contemporary Print,” Contemporary Impressions; The Journal of the American Print Alliance, Volume 17, #1 Sprin/Summer 2009; pp. 14-20 (illus.)

Kotwal, Kaizaad. “Color Unites Diverse Collection of Images,” The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, June 25, 2006

Kulze, Liz. “The Guggenheim Gets Renovated: Nicola López’s ‘Landscape X: Under Construction,’” New York Arts Magazine, November 2011. ; p. ? (illus.)

Lazar, Zohar. “Art, Museums and Libraries, Museum of Modert Art,” The New Yorker, September 2006, p. 16

Lissitzky, El. “Activator,” catalog essay, The Bates College Museum, Lewiston, ME Jan 19-March 20, 2006

López, Antonio. “La Voz: Festival de Las Americas: Adjacent Territories/Territorios Colindantes,” THE Magazine July, 2000

López, Nicola. “Landscapes,” Aztlan – A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, Fall 2007 (cover illus.)

MacAdams, Shane. “Next Wave Art,” The Brooklyn Rail. Brooklyn, NY. Nov, 2009

“Mobile by López,” Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, NY. Nov. 2009, p.28 (illus.)

Nicola López: Urban Transformations, Catalog for exhibition at the Chazen Museum (Madison, WI) and Mesaros Galleries at University of West Virginia (Morgantown, WV); essay by Kristina Olson and forward by Russell Panzcenko; West Virginia University, 2009

Nott, Robert. “Flor y Canto: Conveying Cultural Legacies,” The New Mexican: Pasatiempo March 15-21, 2002, pp.21-22

“NYC-based artista Nicola López presents Urban Transformations, opening at Mesaros Galleries Jan. 21,” The Mountaineer Jeffersonian January 20, 2010 Volume 4, Issue 3; p. 3B (illus.)

Olivia, Anres, “Papiroflexia,” Belio Magazine, Aug. 2006, Ed. 021, p. 25-30

Ortega, Soledad. “Grabados de Nicola López,” El Diario de Cusco May 18, 1999, p. 9 (illus.)

Ostrow, Saul. “Nicola López at Caren Golden,” Art in America, April 2007,

Paglen, Trevor. “Trevor Paglen on Nicola López,” Bomb, Summer 2007, No. 100, pp. 72-73 (illus.)

Paglia, Michael. “Embracing Denver,” Art Ltd., Nov./Dec., 2009; pp. 54-57 (p. 56 illus.)

Riley, Jennifer. “Nicola Lopez Overgrowth,” The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 14, 2006, p. 27,(illus.)

Rosenberg, Karen. “Move Over, Humble Doily: Paper Does a Star Turn,” The New York Times, October 20, 2009, p. C3

Rosenberg, Karen. “Rembrandt and Modernists at a Weekend Red-Tag Sale,” The New York Times, November 2, 2007 (2007)

Rousset, Lucila. “Saturación II, Distintas Formas de Ver lo Urbano,” Gaceta UNAM April 12, 2004, p. 15 (illus.)

La Santa Cultura Visual #3, ‘Emporio’. Nicola López, 2009, pp.98-107 (illus.)

Schultz, Charles. “Nicola López: Structural Detours,” Art In Print (online posting), May 25, 2011

Sibley, Krystina. “Nicola Lopez,” Planet, Winter 2005, p. 11 (illus.)

Smith, Jennifer. “Lopez’s urban art includes ‘heavy dose of social criticism’” 77 Square (Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times); Dec. 17, 2009; p.? (illus.)

Smith, Roberta. “Making an Entrance At Any Age,” The New York Times, May 6, 2005, p. E37

Sokolec, David. “Stretches Definition,” What is the ‘Mexican Art’? What’s Up El Paso, Oct. 8-14, 2008 Vol. 10, No.4

Sudarsky, Noah Marcel. “All the Art that’s Fit to Drink,” Artscape Magazine, April 2009. P. 20-25 (illus.)

The (S) Files, El Museo del Barrio exhibition catalog, essay by Nicola Lopez, p. 58 (illus.), p. 59 (illus.)

Thompson, Chris. “Retooled, ‘Activator’ at Bates College Museum of Art,” Portland, Phoenix, AZ, February 3, 2006, p. 14 (illus.)

Time Out New York, Gallery Listings, April 10-16 2008, p. 77 (illus.) p. 78

Walter, Ashlie. “Urban Transformations debuts at CAC.” The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, Jan. 22nd, 2010, p. 10 (illus.)

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Westervelt, Amy. “Art+Consciousness.” Clear Magazine, Volume VI issue 1, April 2006, p. 118 (illus.)