jaime in his office.
Instructor, Drawing and Painting
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5474
Jaime Mendoza’s paintings and drawings narrate an omnipresent of the self and other who is neither from here nor there.
Courses Taught
Art 170 B Studio Experiences: Painting
Art 170 G Studio Experiences: Drawing
Art 120 Drawing I
Art 220: Drawing II
Art 320: Drawing III
LLAS 109: Latino Art, Thought and Revolution in Chicago
Research Interests
Mendoza’s current research is rooted in Rasquachismo, an attitude and a sensibility, and secondarily a set of formal art qualities. His use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from a day-to-day context, he presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, paintings and drawings. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with the trivial awkwardness of frustration, sexual desires, and archaic tropes that demonstrate how the self and other extend beyond their own subjective limits, cannibal versus civilized selves.

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications

”Crowning the Selfie King”, Alicia Eler, www.hyperallergic.com

“MASTERS of  Today ‐117 Contemporary Artists,” p.57, Peter Russu.

“La Chamba, Drawings by Jaime Mendoza"

“Hola, mi nombre es Jaime Mendoza,” Mercedes Fernández, La Raza Newspaper.

"Siguiendo Un Sueño" Alberto Guzman,  El Otro Newspaper, Volume 1, No. 11.

“MICA exhibit offers artistic tale of two cities” Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun Newspaper.

“Local Artists in INTENSE Exhibition at the Hot House" Kari Lydersen, Street Wise, Issue 6.

Selected Exhibitions

Peeling off the Grey, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois

SHIKAAWA, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas

Hot Buns and Blazing Artists, The Texas Theater, Dallas, Texas

Picturing Immigration, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, California

Digital Divide, VU Space - Victoria University, Victoria, Australia

Boston/Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Additional Information

Visual Artist Award, National Performance Network, New Orleans, LA

Individual Artist Grant, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Houston TX

Artist in Residence, Galería de La Raza, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship, ENLACE Leadership Institute, Chicago, IL

Room LWH 0031
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5474
Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus