El Camino de Un Artista: Hector Dionicio Mendoza in Conversation with Mount Holyoke Students

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020

4:30 PM – 6 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, a private Zoom program for MHC students to converse with artist Hector Dionicio Mendoza about his personal story and artwork. La Unidad members and event organizers Jennifer Villa ’21 and Michelle Perez ’21 will moderate the discussion.

Co-sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Office of Community and Inclusion, Office of the Dean of Faculty, Miller Worley Center for the Environment, Studio Art Department, Department of Spanish, Latin American, and Latina/o Studies, and Art History Department.

For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Ysabel Garcia at ysabelgarcia@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests at least three days before the event date to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.


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Hector Dionicio Mendoza

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. 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. 

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