Annie Lopez: Cyanotype Printing
Learn the process of making a cyanotype print, from mixing the chemicals to applying it on the paper to exposure times and fixing the image with running water. Cyanotype is photography without a camera. Learn the history and the uses of cyanotype and make a photogram using found objects. Precoated paper and some materials will be available for printing.
Skill Level Required
About Annie Lopez
An active member of the Phoenix, Arizona art scene since 1982, Annie Lopez has consistently created new bodies of narrative work exploring a variety of subjects. Her art reflects her experiences through the use of family photographs, vintage “found” photos, personal letters and short stories. In her work, she presents a dialogue about racism, stereotypes, the local art world, personal relationships and family. She is most known for her use of cyanotype, an archival photographic printing process. The images she uses and statements she makes through her art continue to evolve. Lopez engages the viewer with photographs, prints, storytelling and dresses made of paper which often make poignant statements with a sense of humor.
She has exhibited her work in numerous venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Shelburne Museum in Vermont, and the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. She was the first Arizona artist selected to represent the state in the exhibition, “Paper Routes-Women To Watch 2020” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Her work is in the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum; Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina; Arizona State University Museum; The Tucson Museum of Art; The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the cities of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona. For seventeen years, Lopez was an artist member of the nationally recognized Chicano arts organization, Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado (MARS). She is a respected artist who has received a number of awards for her work, including a 2016 Governor’s Arts Award and 2017 (Phoenix) Mayor’s Arts Award and in May 2021, was honored with a Congressional Commendation. Lopez has a unique vision and presents an honest view of her world.
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