Lara Padilla Lopez, lives and works between Madrid and New York.
She is a graduate in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. In 2012, after a rewarding career in Spain, she decided to expand her horizon by traveling to US. Before living in New York, she spent 5 months in Miami, Florida, which gave her the opportunity to improve her language skills and gain intimate appreciation of American culture.
She spent the past year enriching her knowledge of audiovisual media and pursuing a post- grad degree in Direction of photography for cinematography in TAI School of Arts, Madrid, Spain. She also took classes in camera operation, Steadicam, digital postproduction and digital photography.
She believes that learning and learning in different ways means growth. Part of the learning process involves the use of multiple approaches and media including painting, photography, cinema, sculpture, among others, to express and develop her work, with each approach and medium determined by her precise study of the circumstance, the theme she is working on, the message that she wishes to convey, and what works most effectively.
She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions, and worked as a painting instructor as well as Director of Photography and camera operator for such clients as the Reebok Sports Club, Madrid. In addition, she has worked as a photographer for a variety of projects and events.
Now as ever, she is excited at continuing to work, learn and evolve as an artist and as a person.
SLEEPY by Lara Padilla Lopez
2013 SOUEN Restaurant Gallery, NYC, USA. (Painting) 2012 “Art Fuze,” LMNT Gallery, Miami, USA (Painting) 2012 “HAVEN,” Miami, USA (Painting, Video, Photography)
2013 DUMBO Art Fair, NYC, USA. (Painting)
2012 “Faim Art” Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
2012 The Lab Miami Gallery, Miami, USA (Painting)
2012 "Art Takes Time Square", NY, USA (Photography and Painting)
2012 "El Prado Postal," Estampa Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Photography)
2011 Students video festival of Fine Arts, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Video)
2010 “EX-LIBRIS,” the Exhibition Hall of the Library, UCM, Madrid (Xylography)
2010 “Hoja por hoja,” the Exhibition Hall of the Library, UCM, Madrid (Xylography)
2009 “El Muro al revés” en el Instituto Francés, Madrid (Photography)
2009 “Set in Black,” the French Institute, Madrid
2009 “El Muro al reves,” the French Institute, Madrid (Painting)
2008 “Arte y tecnología,” selected work in the Toshiba art contest, Florida Park, Madrid (Painting) 2008 “Italia hoy,” the Italian Embassy (Painting)
THEATRE: Fine arts group of theatre:
2010 “Unbekant” University of Fine Arts, UCM, Madrid
2009 “Como vivir 100 años”, University of Fine Arts, UCM, Madrid
2008 “ El Pánico”: University of Philology, Madrid; Theatre of Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 2008 “Arte”, University of Fine Arts, UCM, Madrid
2007 “Retales de una obra a medias”, University of Fine Arts, UCM, Madrid
2012 "Ride & Fly," Selected video in the Festival Internacional de Videodanza in Chile, FIVC
2011 "Despertar," First Place, the UMU Solidary Film Festival, Spain (Camera operator, Director of Photography)
2008 "El Pánico," Best Play, Best Set Design, Best Direction, the XIIth Contest of Theatre.
IN TRAVEL by Lara Padilla Lopez
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