Professor Lopez has been working with the 19th century portrait, landscape and the digital media since 1985. Her interest in the electronic environment lies in the believability of the photograph and malleability of the digital medium. Lopez’s artwork has been featured in many textbooks and publications such as Naomi Rosenblum's A World History of Photography; The Digital Eye, by Sylvia Wolf, and 100 Ideas That Changed Photography by Mary Warner Marien, which discusses the most influential ideas in photography’s history from the Daguerreotype to current technologies.
Lopez has exhibited widely and has received many grants including a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Photography Fellowship. Her work is in numerous private and public collections that include the Art Institute of Chicago, The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Martina has been teaching photography at the University of Notre Dame since 1993.
B.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle
M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
202 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556