Jayme Mendoza
Drawing and Painting
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5474
Concerned with issues of immigration, ethnicity and borders, Mendoza 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.
Courses Taught
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
His most recent work, "Under the Influence," examines the place of the "SELF" within a social context. In his position as social commentator, the artist is subject to cultural criticism which becomes a dynamic cyclical relationship: the artist responds to criticism by producing more work which is then subject to further criticism. This series of self-portraits depicts the artist as a participant in this symbolic relationship.

M.F.A., Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A., Art, Northeastern Illinois University

Selected Publications

Marisol De La Carmen, "Quien es Jaime Mendoza?," (July 2017) Metodologia Urbana. 

Alicia Eler, "Crowning The Selfie King," (December 2013) Hyperallergic

Peter Russu, "MASTERS of Today - 117 Contemporary Artists," (April 2008): p. 57

Jaime Mendoza, "La Chamba, Drawings by Jaime Mendoza," (April 2007)

Mercedes Fernandez, "Hola, mi nombre es Jaime Mendoza," La Raza (Feb. 15, 2006)

Glenn McNatt, "MICA exhibit offers artistic tale of two cities" Baltimore Sun (June 24, 2004)

Selected Exhibitions

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

The Collaboration Show, Cobalt Studios, Chicago Illinois

SHIKAAWA, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas

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

Sangre, Sudor y Papeles, Antena, Chicago, Illinois

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

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

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