Steven Vasquez Lopez was born in Upland, California and currently lives in San Francisco. Raised in Southern California in a Mexican-American household, Lopez's early obsession with architecture, manual labor and bold fashion continues through his meticulous hand-drawn ink on paper.

“My work is about being okay with the flaws and imperfections of our experiences.”

Recent works on paper push the boundaries and definition of the "modern quilt" by technically and conceptually demonstrating how the process of immigration "redesigns traditions”, the battle of technology vs. hand-made in a modern world and the role of gender within the tradition of quilting. Each “thread” is hand drawn in ink one at time. These are not digital prints. No pencil or computers are used to produce this work. His work on paper celebrates the personal histories documented in hand-crafted traditions.

Master of Fine Arts, Painting 2007
San Francisco Art Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art 2000
University of California, Santa Barbara