Join Lucas Artists Fellow Hector Dionicio Mendoza, in conversation with collaborators Amalia Mesa Bains and Viviana Paredes, as they discuss Creando Espacio/Place Making, an installation built of natural materials, botanicals, and glass that will be featured in our 2020 Art on the Grounds exhibition SOCIAL SPACES.
Together, Mendoza, Bains, and Paredes will explore issues of loneliness through their shared lens as latinx artists, and will discuss the role mentors and community-building played in the development of their professional practice. The artists will also touch on their collective interests in ritual, memory,and traditional herbal ethnobotany, and how these elements can be employed as tools for combating alienation.
ABOUT HECTOR DIONICIO MENDOZA
Born in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, Mendoza relocated to the agricultural community of King City, California in the mid-eighties. He holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he was awarded the Presidents Fellowship. In 2009 he received his MFA in Art from Yale University. He currently lives in Monterey and is an Assistant Professor in the Visual and Public Art Department of CSUMB.