dani lopez is a textiles artist working within weaving and fiber sculpture to explore queer desire, femininity, and femme identity. She received her MFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts in 2019. Craft has become a process that serves as a physical manifestation of what longing feels like. Weaving at the loom, sewing, and embroidery act as a portal site to reimagine her closeted queer youth into an out loud one. Materiality plays a large role and these objects flirt with a campy, sad aesthetic. Pop music, lesbian bars, and pop culture serve as research for her practice. She was a finalist for the Barclay Simpson award and for the Headlands Graduate Fellowship award. After spending most of her life living in Oregon and trying to get out, she now lives in Oakland, California with her Maine Coon mix cat, Trent.