Chronology


2006

Completed various painted murals on canvas with students, which were installed in the Orozco school cafeteria.

Commissioned by business owner to paint various murals on plywood, onsite at business location at 31st and Pulaski in Chicago.

2005

“Homage to Carlos Cortez” at the Jumping Bean Café.

2003-2004

Created a large outdoor mosaic mural for the entrance of the Museum of Irving Texas, in collaboration with students

1994

In collaboration with students, painted additional murals on the walls and stairways at the 18th Street CTA ‘El’ train station in Chicago.

1993

Created mosaic mural, in collaboration with students, entitled “Homage to the Women of Mexico,” at the 18th Street CTA ‘El’ train station in Chicago.

1992

Painted murals at Pilsen Resurrection Church with students.

1991-2000

Launched an ambitious, long-term mosaic mural project, in collaboration with students. Onsite at Cooper Upper Cycle.

1987

Painted mural entitled “Multiple Entry Points into Knowledge,” located inside the South Chicago YMCA.

1986
Painted mural entitled “Tribute to the Boxers.” South Chicago YMCA.

1985 – 1989

Created a series of indoor painted murals, in collaboration with students. Onsite at Cooper Upper Cycle.

1985

Painted mural entitled “Community Unity.” South Chicago YMCA.

Began art teaching career at Jose Clemente Orozco School (then known as Cooper Upper Cycle School) in the Pilsen neighborhood.

1984

Graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA and a Certificate in Art Education K-12.

1983

Painted mural entitled “Tail in Madrid” as a community mural project in South Chicago.

1975

Worked with his brother, Vincent Mendoza, to paint a mural in the Bowen High School bilingual center in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Collaborated with his brother, Vincent Mendoza, Raymond Patlán, and José Nario on a mural entitled “History of the Mexican Worker” in Blue Island, Illinois. The project stirred controversy when its completion was delayed because of a city ordinance prohibiting advertising on public walls. The artists filed a successful lawsuit against Blue Island that allowed them to complete the mural.

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