Lenora Lopez Schindler
County: Spokane County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2023
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Lenora Jesus Lopez Schindler is a painter from Spokane, Washington, where she was born and raised. Her lifelong relationship with the terrain forms the backbone of her artistic practice. The Eastern Washington landscapes considered baren, sparse, or unrelenting are sources of visual information; specifically habitats that have been in a cycle of production, places altered by ranching, logging, wildfires, and large-scale agriculture. Each painting has a tactile range of surfaces utilizing material layers, including dry drawn surfaces, ink and watercolor for flow, spray paint for haze and ambiguous spatiality, and fluid applications for chance drips and rivulets. Final layers include implied and actual surface textures.
Lenora has been teaching art academically for over 25 years. She received an MFA with an emphasis on sculpture from University of Montana, a Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Arts, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Studio Art from University of Puget Sound. Along with teaching she an active member of the local arts community. She was an artist-in-residence at The Hive, Spokane Public Library, from May 1st, 2023, to September 30th, 2023. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally. She received an Artist Trust GAP Grant in 1998 and served as juror in 2000. Since 2019 she has designed and completed two public murals, both in the greater Spokane area.
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Lenora J. Lopez Schindler, Nocturne Snag-Home, Acrylic and oil paint on canvas, 60"H x 36"W, 2023 photo credit: Carl Richardson
Lenora J. Lopez Schindler, Black Trunk Orange Burst River, Oil paint, watercolor paint, walnut ink, carbon crayon on paper mounted on panel 48"H x 32"W, 2023 photo credit: Carl Richardson
Lenora J. Lopez Schindler, Glenrose Pine, Oil paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 60"H x 36"W, 2023 photo credit: Carl Richardson
Lenora J. Lopez Schindler, Radiant Season II, Oil paint, acrylic paint, spray paint on canvas, 60"H x 48"L, 2023 photo credit: Carl Richardson
Lenora J. Lopez Schindler, Radiant Season I, Oil paint, acrylic paint, spray paint on canvas, 60"H x 48"L, 2023 photo credit: Carl Richardson