based in Chicago . Gainesville, Florida native

I am an artist specializing in drawing, painting, and illustration. I create in traditional mixed media, primarily crayon, oil, gouache, and acrylic. My work explores the material potential of the human body to express psychological states. I am particularly interested in creating illustrations for self-help, psychology, and philosophy media.

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

Honors & Recognition :

- Artist-In-Residence 2017–18, Lillstreet Art Center
- Amy Tan private collection
- Photo of the Day chosen by Vogue Italia, May 15, 2012

Exhibitions + Events :

- Artist-In-Residence 2017–18 Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL. July 2018
- Girls' Club: Beauty Con(Scious), Ft. Lauderdale, FL. July 2018
Galerie F: You Are Beautiful Exhibition, Chicago, IL. December 2017

Online Features :

Thistle Magazine: Symphony, Cover + Interview
Muddy Colors IMC 2017 Scholarship Honorable Mention
Supersonic Art