Born and raised in Los Angeles Fabian Lopez received his BFA in drawing and painting from California State University – Long Beach and his MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art where he was awarded a full scholarship – the future faculty fellowship. He has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Rome and the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency.

Before joining the art department faculty at Skidmore College, Lopez had previously taught at Tyler School of Art and Rowan University. His work has been published in New American Painters 104 and 122,, and

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA.


2008-09         MFA in Painting. Tyler School of Art. Philadelphia, PA.

2007-08         MFA Candidate in Painting. Tyler School of Art- Temple Rome. Rome, Italy.

2007                BFA in Painting and Drawing. California State University – Long Beach.   Long Beach, CA.

Solo Exhibitions

2016                Courthouse Gallery  A Certain Romance. November 2016. Lake George, NY.

2015                Temple Gallery  Slow-Wave (Roma). June 2015. Rome, Italy.

2013                PØST  Slow-Wave, Los Angeles, CA.

2012                Artspace Liberti  Sleepwalkin’, Philadelphia, PA.

Select Group Exhibitions

2018               CollarWorks Gallery Made in Granville: Exhibiting artists works participated in the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency. Troy, NY.

2015                Icebox Projects Victory for Tyler, Juried by Anthony Elms. Philadelphia, PA.

2013                Bridgette Mayer Gallery Ballet X, Philadelphia, PA.

2012                Gallery 102 Dirty Pretty Things, Philadelphia, PA.

                        Icebox Philadelphia Truck Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

                        Crane Arts Refuse Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill. Philadelphia, Pa.

2011                 Gallery 102 UNTITLED, Philadelphia, PA.

2008               Temple University Gallery Everyone but Gus, Rome, Italy.

2007                I-5 Gallery Mind Your P’s and D’s, Los Angeles, CA.

2006                University Art Museum CSU Long Beach: Insights, Long Beach, CA.

2005                Another Year in L.A Project Space, Los Angeles, CA.


2019                 Independent Artist Residency – Rome, Italy

2018                 Invited artist to participate in the first year of the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency

2017                 Independent Artist Residency – Florence, Italy & Barcelona, Spain

2015                 Independent Artist Residency – Rome, Italy

2014                 Independent Artist Residency – Rome, Italy & London, England



2014                 Faculty Development Grant. “Slow – Wave”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2013                 Faculty Development Grant. “Spectacular Views”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2007-09          Future Faculty Fellowship  Tyler School of Art – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.



Elizabeth Murray Artist in Residency presentation / lecture. July 2018

Invited Artist to Lecture at Skidmore College summer arts program. July 2018


Dunkerly Dialogues Panel discussion on painting, abstraction and the work of Nicholas Krushenick with  Fabian Lopez and other painters. Tang Teaching Museum. Saratoga Springs. NY.


Exhibitions as Curator

2012 Dirty Pretty Things, Gallery 102. Philadelphia, PA.

2011 (Untitled) Crane Arts. Philadelphia, PA.



2013-Present     Associate Professor in Painting Art Department, Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY.

2010-2013         Adjunct Assistant Professor Visual Studies Department. Tyler School of Art Philadelphia, PA.

2011- 2013         Adjunct Assistant Professor Art Department, Rowan University. Glassboro, NJ.



New American Paintings, Issue 122, juried by Sarah Montross, Associate Curator, De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum.


Title Magazine. Lopez, Fabian: The Alchemy of Phigor and Others – Dona Nelson’s solo exhibition review. April 2014

Painters’ Table via Title Magazine: The Alchemy of Phigor. Review by Fabian Lopez. May 2014


New American Paintings, Issue #104, juried by Nina Gara Bozicnik, Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art.

WHYY-PBS: Newsworks. Paynter, Kim: The abstracts landscapes of Philly painter Fabian Lopez.June 24th, 2013


Knight Arts. Schawrtz, Chip: North Philly Abstractions in “Dirty Pretty Things”.  July 19, 2012

The Artblog. Top Picks from The Artblog for the month of July 2012. July 3,  2012. Group Exhibition, “Dirty Pretty Things”.

Title Magazine. Friedman, Leslie: Sleepwalkin’. May 7, 2012

The Artblog. Roberta and Libby: Art Safari Episode 11- Fabian Lopez at Artspace Liberti. May 29, 2012

The Artblog Top Picks from The Artblog for the month of May 2012. April 30, 2012. Solo Exhibition, Sleepwalkin’.


The Artblog Fallon, Roberta: Studio visit with two Los Angelinos in Philly- Fabian Lopez and Shanna Waddell, September 28, 2011


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