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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Mind Maps: The ReGeneration Anniversary Show <2006>
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Hector Dio Mendoza

BIO Hector Dio Mendoza was born in Uruapan, Michoacan, México in 1969. As a young child, Mendoza spent a great deal of time after school playing with his friends and selling Chiclets in the town’s plaza. There amongst the musicians, merolicos (street venders), fortunetellers and beggars, Mendoza developed a deep sense of awareness and observation, which he believes, influenced his artistic career. At the age of twelve Mendoza, along with his family, immigrated to the small town of King City in California. After graduating from High School with honors he was awarded a scholarship to attend California Polytechnical University where he studied graphic design. His interest in graphic design led him to study fine arts at California College of the Arts where he graduated magna cum laude with a BFA degree. Following his studies he was awarded a six-month residency in Switzerland. In 2003, Mendoza was one of four artists awarded the highly competitive Eureka Fellowship by the Fleishhacker Foundation. The Di Rosa Art Preserve of Napa, The Swagger Group of New York, and La Corporation Jimenez of Mexico hold Mendoza’s work in their permanent collections. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Mexico. This past summer, his work was featured at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive as part of their Eureka: The Eureka Fellowship Awards 2002-2004 exhibition. ARTIST STATEMENT My work is a social commentary on Society. Visions from daily life are points of departure for my work. The concepts I have sued in my art are chosen as they are introduced via mass communication media or through personal experiences. I utilize clay, concrete and rust in combination with found objects as a way of creating personal icons in my work. I incorporate both expressive and realistically sculpted objects with significant gestures to portray metaphor.