Leonor Mendoza


Leonor Mendoza was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1965, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied sculpture at the Federico Brandt Art Institute in Caracas and had a Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She has found great inspiration in both natural and industrial processes. Thus, her work is an exploration of the ecological, domestic and urban in this contemporary world where she move. Mendoza has been represented at numerous exhibitions both in Venezuela and abroad, including Contemporary Art Museum Sofía Imber in Caracas, The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC, Miami Dade College in Florida, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Contemporary Art Fair in New York, L’International Sculpture Sur Niege in Quebec, Hickory Museum in North Carolina, Latin American Art Fair (Fia) in Caracas where she received a Mention of honor at the Youth Artist show with Fia, Caracas. Aside from the exhibition of her work, private collectors have commissioned Mendoza to create original works of art. She has designed and built architectural pieces such as main doors, handrails, room dividers, as well as dining tables. Among her collectors are Jacobo Borges Museum in Caracas, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, Venezuelan Industrial Bank, Sidetur Venezuela. Mendoza works have been featured in New York Times, Architectural Records Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Art Nexus.