Education: University of North Florida, BFA
I aim to create evidence that will outlast me, that serves as proof that events happened and what I felt was real. Through an exploration of different media, works become an amplification of my insignificant moments and a narration of monumental ones. My present tense is, therefore, a reaction to my past. Sculptural works of homesickness, butterflies in the stomach, and dependency—presented in the form of concrete, cast iron, and steel—are not only a personal documentation of the present, but a declaration of continuously moving forward.
Erica Mendoza is a sculptor from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture at the University of North Florida and is currently an MFA candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Mendoza’s work has been exhibited throughout the Jacksonville area, Historic Downtown Kissimmee, and Atlanta, Georgia. Mendoza has also recently served as the Artist in Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville.