Born on March 22.
Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, specializing in painting; will graduate in 1998.
Receives a grant for artistic creation from the city of Mojácar, Spain. López’s first solo exhibition takes place at the Sala Gallarta in Gallarta, Spain.
Receives a grant from the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Spain. Receives a painting prize for small-format works in Gallarta, Spain. Participates in the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government.
Earns a master’s degree in fine arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa. Wins second prize in the XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián.
Receives a doctorate in architecture from the Universidad del País Vasco. Arteleku in San Sebastián grants López a studio space until 2003.
Receives the Juan de Otaola y Pérez de Saracho grant, awarded by the city of Basauri, Spain. Galería DV in San Sebastián presents the exhibition Maider López: 65 x 90 cm. López’s work is included in XVII Muestra de Arte Joven, organized by the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud in Madrid.