Andrew Thomas Lopez is passionate about helping students grow their interests and talents and integrating art throughout all aspects of education and life.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Photography and Printmaking at the Mary Schiller-Myers School of Art, Andrew relocated to Chicago to earn the Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He has been awarded grant funding to promote his work in exhibitions and has delivered lectures to audiences throughout the Midwest.
Andrew has worked as a teaching professor, digital imaging specialist, gallery assistant, and has been invited to deliver lectures and facilitate discussions at conferences and events. He is proud to have collaborated with parents and the The Autism Society to promote advocacy and foster creativity through the arts with children on the autism spectrum.
In his leisure time Andrew enjoys frequenting farmers’ markets or small neighborhood grocers on bicycle to gather fresh organic ingredients for the week’s dinners at home, where he pretends to be an aspiring chef by pleasing family and friends with this culinary experiments.
Andrew admits he is ignorant about sports, sometimes to his embarrassment. Once while bonding with a good friend in Australia who is a huge Cubs fan that was most excited about the prospect of a 2016 World Series win, Andrew commented that the Cubs seem to have scored many touchdowns that season.