Jacky Mendoza is a Mexican Salvadorian American artist. She paints plastic and glass containers repurposed into functional home goods like planters, bowls, and containers. Mendoza’s hyper-realistic acrylic paintings on canvas are executed in the tradition of Dutch still life painting. She adapts vanitas narratives to document present-day Latinx Americans, how they live, recycle and find resourceful ways to be less wasteful.
Mendoza is a teaching artist assistant in the PRAXIS art engagement program and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Dominguez Hills Arts Collective. She has exhibited her work at Black Umbrella Gallery, the University Art Gallery at CSUDH, and artist-run spaces in Compton and South LA. Mendoza will receive a B.A. in Studio Art at California State University Dominguez Hills in 2021.