Niki Lopez Afro-Latina, Queer, interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Curator, Social Practioner, Cultural Programer, award-winning Graphic Designer and Mom. Lopez is best known for her masks and a collection of works dealing with some of her trauma and healing through the arts which inspired her to create What’s Your Elephant ®. Lopez produces “The Circle”, a bi-weekly Facebook/Youtube live-video podcast sharing stories of our creative community, activists & social entrepreneurs. Niki’s advocacy includes mental health, self-care, and diversity in swimming.
Lopez is one of the founding members of the Sailboat Artist Lofts.
Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts is a live/work art community and home to the 1310 Gallery in downtown Fort Lauderdale. This resident-run gallery space is a 3-story gallery space for art exhibitions, workshops, talks and more. Each show features a different curator/producer. Connect with us online: