Alma López was educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned her B.A. in studio art in 1988, and at the University of California, Irvine, where she received her M.F.A. in visual and public art in 1996. After graduation, she returned to Los Angeles. Although her training was in the traditional arts, she began to specialize in digitally created images. “I view the computer as another artistic tool similar to a pencil or paintbrush,” she has commented. “I feel that my work is much more closely allied to painting than photography or graphic design because I compose the images like a painter in terms of telling a story versus prioritizing the medium.” Active in social as well as artistic spheres, she is a cofounder of the public art collaborative Homegirl Productions, the multidisciplinary arts collective L.A. Coyotas, and Tongues, a Latina queer Webzine.

La Llorona Desperately Seeking Coyolxauhqui
2003|Serigraph|30"x22"| Edition of 50

Alma López