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Michelle Mendez, born in Boston, graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts with a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts, studied with John Wilson, Phyllis Berman, David Aronson, and John Moore. Her study includes the Caumsett Landscape Painting Program where she was influenced by artist Gillian Pederson-Krag's light-filled allegorical landscapes. 



In the 90’s, Mendez painted Boston roof top cityscapes and landscapes in Vermont and Isles of Iona and Mull, Scotland.  While in Scotland, she studied wood engraving at Innemoire Lodge, directed by artist Julia Wroughton.  Mendez had various day jobs while living/working as an artist in the Fort Point Channel Community, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the conservation lab and development office.



From 2003 to spring 2021, Michelle Mendez was employed at Canton High School as a Visual Arts Educator.  Her favorite course to teach was AP Art & Design. Prior to that she taught at Walpole High School, Newbury College and at the MIT interim program, and taught art to children and adults in community programs in Quincy and Randolph.



Mendez has traveled to London, Paris, Scotland, Italy and China studying art, including an artist residency led by Israel Hershberg in Civita di Castellana. Over the years, Mendez has shown in many group shows and some solo shows in the Boston area. Her current work of narrative figurative painting and collage focuses on healing and imminent concern for healing global injustices and climate change.

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