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Joanna Keane Lopez is a multidisciplinary artist who was born, raised and is currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 alíz (a clay slip paint) to address conceptions of sculpture in engagement with land. 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 included in the Public Art Network - Year in Review Award from Americans for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Ucross Foundation, A-Z West and Herekeke Arts Center. She is an alumni of the Land Arts of the American West program.