Steven Lopez has always been fond of art. His earliest childhood memories are sprinkled with colorful murals around Boyle Heights. After high school Lopez made a choice to move out of state and attend the University of Oregon. He graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Fine Arts.
With guidance and encouragement from friends, professors and classmates, Lopez began sharing his art with the public. This period of his life cultivated life long relationships that inspire his work to this day.
Early on Lopez discovered that Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues seemed to be ingrained into his very being. Not only did these influences release his creativity, they brought his unique contemporary urban style to life. You can see this in every facet of his creativity. Lopez’s work has been featured with Reebok, Nestle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coachella, Pepsi, United Way, and Spy Optic. Noted celebrities that have worked with him include Erykah Badu, Akon and Jill Scott.. He has also made appearances on Fuel TV, BBC and the Discovery Channel.
Lopez’s work is inspired by relationships he cultivates with people, music, and art. What he learns from lifes experience is the foundation of his work. His formula is and always will be story, substance and then style.