Though Lola was born in Studio City, California, she has traveled a lot growing up. She has been to Sydney and New York, before finally settling down in Los Angeles. She studied sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later received a BFA from OTIS college of Art and Design. While there, she was awarded the Jurors Prize at their 2010 BFA show.
Inspired by sculptor Robert Graham, Lola kept working as his assistant until his death in 2008. She has since worked in numerous forms of art, including drawing and performance. She is also passionate about literature, which is reflected in her work. She employs metonymy, simile and metaphor, among others, to convey her message. She has also been influenced by investigative journalism, headlines, magic, medicine, science, and the new age.
Also a snake charmer, Lola became known as one of the contestants on Bravo’s reality competition, Work of Art. In the second season, these up-and-coming artists compete for a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. A diverse panel of judges will offer their criticisms of the works, until only one remains as the winner.