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Christopher Lopez

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School
Teacher
Albuquerque, NM
Northern New Mexico is where I learned to create art, raise animals and grow food. I come from a strong lineage of educators and artists, which helped shape me into the artist I am today. In 2000 I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. I am a father of two wonderful children, my greatest creations. I am an active artist incorporating my education as an artist to set a positive example for anyone who is working towards the path of art and creativity.
We have all felt pain, pleasure, stress, love, happiness, sadness…normal emotions that we all share, some more powerful than others. I create because I have to, it is a major part of my life and all I do. If I am working in the garden, I think, what I can do to make these plants grow beautifully? I care about how they grow, so they in return share their sustenance with me. When people look at my work I hope it evokes feelings and memories they can relate to because I feel we all want to relate in one way or another, that is why I create!