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Joanna Keane Lopez is an artist, builder & organizer who works with site-specific installation and public art. As an artist working in sculpture, her practice is inspired from a cross-disciplinary approach to public, participatory and social engagement. Joanna primarily works with the materials of adobe architecture, earthen plaster and aliz (a clay slip paint) to address conceptions of sculpture in engagement with land. Originally from Albuquerque, NM she currently works and lives between Albuquerque & Joshua Tree, CA. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with the honors of summa cum laude from The University of New Mexico. Joanna is a grant recipient of the Fulcrum Fund of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was recently included in the Public Art Network - Year in Review Award from Americans for the Arts for T.I.M.E. Edgewood of New Mexico Arts: Art in Public Places. She has completed residencies at Ucross Foundation, A-Z West and Herekeke Arts Center. She is an alumni of Land Arts of the American West program.