The Art of
Melissa Mendiola

Chicago Based Mixed-Media Artist




About The Artist

Melissa Mendiola

Born in Mexico and raised in Illinois, Melissa brings a fresh take on contemporary mixed media collage. As part of her process, Melissa uses natural substances such as fruits, juices, coffee grinds, tea and other liquids to stain her canvas and provide rich texture. In addition, Melissa’s work commonly incorporates real documents from her life, and others, and is abstractly woven into the many layers that makes up her artwork. Melissa also uses scale and pattern to create the amazing textures you’ll see in her artwork. Over the last 15 years, Melissa has created masterful works, featured in various gallery exhibitions in Chicago, as well as created dozens of commissioned pieces for those who enjoy her sprit, process and amazing works.

Madre
Mixed / 24”x18"

Been
Mixed / 18”x24"

Maybe
Mixed / 20”x36"

Sea
Mixed / 12”x24"

Centered
Mixed / 24” x 60"

Torn
Mixed / 18” x 36"

Tour
Mixed / 24”x36"

Added
Mixed / 22” x 40"

“I have no fear of making changes, destorying the image, because the painting has a life of its own."

Jackson Pollock

Melissa Mendiola