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Jaime Mendoza

BIO Jaime Mendoza was born in Chicago, Il. in 1974. In 1998, Jaime earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. In 2002 he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Concerned with issues of immigration, ethnicity and borders, Jaime uses a variety of mediums such as video, photography, and mixed media installations-all of which fuse the politics of contemporary urban culture with idealistic meditations on aesthetics, history, and identity. Most recently, Jaime was awarded a one year grant from The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) to publish a book of drawings, "La Chamba: Drawings by Jaime Mendoza." ARTIST STATEMENT Through out the years my work has taken on many different forms but it has always remained motivated by my fervent desire for dialogue and community. My work is relatively simple in construction yet rich in emotional content. Working in a variety of media-including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video - each one of my pieces engages in the idea of multiculturalism art strategies that emerge from the assimilation of cultural beliefs and traditional art concepts. I strip my objects down to their elemental and geometric form to expose the sincerity of the work. This process allows the viewer to approach the piece without any preconceived notions that the work is either difficult or unapproachable. There is no right or wrong way to approach the work. I only ask that the viewer enter with an open mind and that he/ she feel comfortable enough to bring their own experiences and emotions into the landscape of the piece.