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

Unless otherwise stated, all work herein is copyright of the artist, Fabian Lopez ©2023


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA.

MFA in Painting. Tyler School of Art – Temple University. Philadelphia, PA.
MFA candidate in Painting. Tyler School of Art- Temple Rome. Rome, Italy.
BFA  in Painting and Drawing. Cal 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
Grants and Fellowships
Faculty Development Grant. “Slow – Wave”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Faculty Development Grant. “Spectacular Views”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
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.
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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