We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Yolanda López González (b. 1930). López González, who also went by "YOLA", started her artistic practice as a ceramacist at the age of 83. Although she had a relatively short career she was able to amass a strong collector base in Los Angeles.
YOLA's works are currently on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum as part of the exhibition "Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia / Dream of Family" available through March 14, 2020.
Yolanda López González was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Houston, Texas in 1950. She later moved to Montebello, California. López González, the mother of artist Yolanda González, began making art at the age of 83. She distinguished her practice from her daughters by signing her works as "YOLA". She began to make ceramics after attending a workshop with her daughter in 2013.