b.1977, Chicago, Illinois; lives in Los Angeles, California
American-born Mexican-Colombian artist Harold Mendez moves easily between cultures and materials. He works in sculpture and with found photographs, creating photo-based work that transcends the original source material to take on a new meaning. The work he created in collaboration with Tamarind printers similarly started with a series of appropriated images, which he manipulated and reworked into something personal.
Mendez received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and is represented in collections including Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and J.P. Morgan Chase Collection.