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About the Artist:

Arts Arlington Artist of the Month, April 2023

Interview with Friends by Jamaal Eversley at Enso Gallery "Bold & Beautiful" Exhibit, Brockton, MA March 3, 2023


M. C.  Mendez, born in Boston, graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts with a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts, 1990, 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 mid-90’s, Mendez lived and worked as an artist in the Fort Point Channel Community, while working at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the conservation lab and development office.  Prior to that, she worked at Cabot Advertising. 

Now retired, Mendez was a fulltime art teacher since 2002, first at Walpole High, then at Canton High School.  Her favorite course to teach was AP Art & Design. Prior to that she taught at Newbury College and at the MIT interim program, and taught art to children and adults in community programs in Quincy and Randolph.  She teaches workshops at Art with Amy in Brookline Village.

Canton High School Teachers in "Art of the Educator" , Canton The Repository, 2016

Her Sherlock series was shown at the All Newton Library and at the Newburyport Firehouse Gallery,  and she has been in many group shows in the Boston area.

Michelle recently completed an artist retreat at San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy.  In 2014, she was an artist-in-residence at Civita di Castellana Jerusalem School.  She painted for half a year on the Isle of Iona and Mull, Scotland and traveled to China to study Chinese art and poetry.

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