Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Kandy G Lopez

Kandy G Lopez

As a multi-media Afro-Caribbean American portrait artist, Kandy G Lopez explores identity through marginalized individuals who represent her community. Navigating through her own identity has inspired works from a variety of mediums to further the conversation of “otherness” with metaphorical and psychological significance.

Lopez (b. New Jersey) lives and works in Fort Lauderdale. Selected solo exhibitions include “(in)visibility: cache,” NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale (2023); “Phenomenal Woman,” Miramar Cultural Center (2023); “Intersectionality”, Coral Spring Museum of Art (2023); “(in)visible: Code-Switching,” Girls Club Warehouse, Fort Lauderdale (2022); “(in)visibility: Yup-Pity,” Frank C Ortis Gallery (Third Space), Pembroke Pines (2022). Lopez’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Kinfolk House, Armory Art Center, New Bedford Art Museum, and Studio 18. Lopez received the Broward County Cultural Division Artist Innovation Grant for 2022–2023 and the Project Row House Grant in 2022. She has also been awarded residencies at Nacan in the Dominican Republic (2023), Ucross in Wyoming (2022), Hambidge in Rabun County, Georgia (2021), and Stay Home Gallery & Artist Residency in Paris, Tennessee (2021).

Octavia, 2023 Yarn and acrylic on plastic canvas, 50 x 60 in. Courtesy the artist and ACA Galleries, New York
Marly & Luis (green), 2022 Yarn and acrylic on plastic canvas, 96 x 60 in. Courtesy the artist and ACA Galleries, New York
Br00klynBetty, 2021 Yarn and spray paint on plastic canvas, 90 x 60 in. Courtesy the artist and ACA Galleries, New York
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  1. […] Kandy G Lopez joined us to talk about her show, Situational Identities, just coming down over the weekend at ACA Galleries. Within her work, Lopez deals with the way people present themselves and code-switch depending on their context from moment to moment. Ginetta E.B. Candelario’s essay Black Behind the Ears gave inspiration for the work. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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