Edith Méndez (she/hers) is an artist and educator who takes a methodical approach to explore her identity by drawing from memories and Mexican culture. She visually articulates joy, tradition, place, and time through digital drawings, paintings, and mixed and multimedia media collages and sculptures. Her work stirs memories with rich cultural references to honor and celebrate where she came from.
Her research builds on Chicano/a and Mexican studies, Mexicanismo, and the Fine Arts. Her current efforts focus on identity, cultural reclamation, and advocacy for the Copándaro de Galeana, Michoacán municipality through scholarship and art making.
Edith received her BFA in Art Education from UIC’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. She is currently a graduate student in Dominican University’s MLIS program, plans to obtain a certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources, and is a Makerspace Librarian in Berwyn, IL.