Nicola López

Born in Santa Fe, NM; lives in Brooklyn, NY

Nicola López returned to Tamarind in the spring of 2017 for her fourth artist residency with the workshop, creating a series of large scale, monoprint collages and editioned works. Her background in anthropology and her keen observation of urban systems informs her imagery, and her work frequently pushes into the realm of sculpture and installation in the complexity of her printed forms. The layering and problem-solving inherent to printmaking are central to López’s method of working, and the lithographs she created with Tamarind printers gather together her ongoing interest in industry, architecture, and technology.

López has had solo exhibitions and projects with Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Pace Prints Gallery, New York; Chazen Museum, Madison; La Calera Oaxaca; and has participated in many group exhibitions including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; and the Denver Art Museum.

Tamarind blog posts


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Coyote in Quarantine, 2020


Judy Chicago, In Praise of Prarie Dogs, 2019


Hayal Pozanti, 8 (million tons of plastic that go into the sea each year), 2018, 2018


Tara Donovan, Untitled (2016).


Charles Arnoldi, Breaking, 2013


Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Optimists, 2014


Nick Cave, Amalgam (brown), 2015


James Siena, Sagging Infected Triangular Grid, 2012


Kiki Smith, Untitled, 2009