Katy Lopez

Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Katy Lopez has been based in Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa in the last decade. 

A visual artist that focuses on using photography and video as an integral part of her expression, her work mirrors the social and philosophical realities that surround her life. It explores the concepts and feelings at a vulnerable state in different social economic scenarios. Her art intends to raise awareness at social issues and become a focused venue of communication. In doing so, her intention is to elevate the understanding of humanity-at-large. 

Growing up in a restricted religious milieu, she was drawn to be involved with vulnerable populations. What started out as a contemplation outside of the scene in Colombia, became an integrate reflection within herself. Through every person she photographs, her goal is to communicate her understanding of this reflection by also creating an awareness. 

Lopez studied dietetics at the National University in Bogota, Colombia, and later obtained her Master's Degree at the University of Montreal, specializing in Clinical Nutrition. Lopez passion for an adventure and traveling relocated her to Montreal to advance her studies, but her enthusiasm for photography strengthened and currently devotes her time to research through the lens.

She obtained her diploma in "Photographic arts and production" at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa", a place that has had a great influence in her current style. 

My images are not purely intellectual but they are born out of the emotions generated by the stories told by the photographed subjects. 

I have lived in Canada for the last 11 years but have moved more than 30 times in my life, which has awaken in me a constant thirst for change.