About

b. 1993

I am a Gainesville, Florida native living and creating in Chicago.

I am an artist specializing in drawing, painting, and illustration. I create in traditional mixed media, primarily crayon, oil, gouache, and acrylic. I am particularly interested in creating illustrations for self-help, psychology, and philosophy media. I was recently an Artist-in-Residence (2017-18) and Instructor at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. My artwork has been exhibited internationally and is in private collections around the world.

I am available for freelance work. Contact me at cristilopez7@gmail.com

Education

Ringling College of Art & Design, Illustration BFA 2016
– The Illustration Academy Summer Program 2014
– University of Florida, Drawing Major 2011–13

Online Features

Women Who Draw
2017, July: Comic Art Fans
2017, December: Thistle Magazine: Symphony, Cover + Interview
2017, April: Muddy Colors IMC 2017 Scholarship Honorable Mention
2016, July: Supersonic Art
2012, May 15: Photo of the Day chosen by Vogue Italia

Selected Exhibitions

2018, October: Funhaus II with All Star Press in Chicago, IL
2018, September: Figure & Form Art Show, Phillip Schalekamp’s Studio in Chicago, IL
2018, August: Head to Head Documentary Fundraiser with Amelia Street in Chicago, IL
2018, July: Artist-In-Residence 2017–18 Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL
2018, July: Beauty Con(Scious), Girls' Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL
2017, December: You Are Beautiful Exhibition, Galerie F in Chicago, IL
2017, December: Cultural Traffic with Art Basel in Miami, FL
2017, May: Chicago Zine Fest 2017 in Chicago, IL
2017, April: Sunday Artist Pop-up with G Boutique in Chicago, IL
2016, May: Cotton & Canvas with Danica Jokic in Sarasota, FL
2016, May: Senior Exhibition with Ringling College in Sarasota, FL
2016, January: Amy Tan Portrait Commission & Presentation with RCLA in Sarasota, FL
2015, October: Illest of Ill with Ringling College in Sarasota, FL
2015, July: Threadpit & Friends Art Show with Gallery Protocol in Gainesville, FL
2012, July: A Glimpse At PhotoVogue with 10 Corso Como Gallery in Milan, Italy