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 CCA and her BFA from the University of Oregon. 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. Textiles are a site of regret and redemption for her. The physical, time-intensive processes are where she examines regret and the works that emerge are an act of reimagining and redemption. Pop music, lesbian bars, camp, and pop culture serve as research for her practice. At CCA, she was awarded two teaching assistantships and received a diversity and merit scholarship. She has been featured in Hyperallergic and Other People’s Pixels. lopez has shown at Minnesota Street Project, Tropical Contemporary, Amos Eno Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, and the Frank Ratchye Project Space. After spending most of her life in Oregon and trying to leave, she now lives in Oakland with her cat, Trent.