Art Exhibitions

Building Puentes Across Naciones Art Exhibition

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico sponsored this bi-national art exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Nogales. Building Bridges Across Nations is such an important concept, especially here in the borderlands. My art piece selected for the exhibit is called “Nuestra Raices” and it reflects the importance of my Mexican ancestral roots  in order to continually thrive and nurture my life as a  Chicana artist and U.S. Citizen.

This exhibit was so much more to me that just a showing of my art. Building Bridges across our two nations is also something very personal to me. My father, a Mexican citizen immigrated to the U.S as a teen, but lost his citizenship when I was 9 years old. That being said, he has NEVER seen any of my artworks or attended any of my art openings, being unable to come back to the U.S. This show at the MUAC in Nogales gave me the opportunity to invite my father from Baja California, Mexico to come and see my art and experience my life as an artist.

An unbelievable art opening, to meet so many talented Mexican & U.S. artists and see their thought provoking art of reflected of the Borderlands. But best of all, to invite my father into my world of art for the first time in 30 years.

Thank you Mr. Consulate & Museum of Contemporary Art Nogales!

-Mel Dominguez

 

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Welcome! Exhibition at CSULA Fine Art Gallery

Self Help Graphics & Art selected my limited edition Serigraph AZ Highway to be part of the exhibit WELCOME! on socially engaged art collectives and organizations at California State University at Los Angeles, Fine Art Gallery April 11-29, 2016 In the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles, there are artists working together, to make things in places where the gallery system… Read more →

Anderson Center, Red Wing Minnesota

Tucson Arizona gets plenty of winter visitors. Well, a pair of these visitors were visiting from Red Wing, Minnesota and stopped by the Tucson Tamale Company. They noticed and enjoyed my art, and decided to buy a few pieces to take back home with them to Minnesota. During a following trip to Tucson, they reached out to me because they… Read more →

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART: The Streets Inside!

So, it’s the first week of May 2015 and I have been invited to paint with the community on May 10th at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The theme of the show is Street art inside. The “Streets Inside” is a show honoring street muralist of Phoenix and the museum gave them free rein to create murals from top… Read more →

Entre Nosot@s: Nosotr@s Somos!

The Phoenix based, Entre Nosotr@s group is a collaborative project that produces events and conversations around transnational Chican@/Latin@/Indigenous issues, culture, and social justice movements. Entre Nosotr@s hosted a group exhibition, Nosotr@s Somos, at the Hive Gallery located at 2222 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85006,  March 20-April 18, 2015. This show presented artwork by Chican@, Latin@, Indigenous and Latin American… Read more →

Time of Corn and Las Semillas del Pueblo

I was invited to participate in Calaca Cultural Center’s exhibition Time of Corn, a contemporary day of the dead exhibit. This struck a cord with me because  It was the perfect opportunity to paint a folklore that I had been told many years ago about Quetzalcoatl and the ants. As deity, culture hero, or legendary ruler, Quetzalcoatl appeared in some… Read more →

¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta & the Struggle for Justice

I’m PROUD to have my serigraphs F1070 & AZ Highway, which I created at Self Help Graphics included in this amazing show dedicated to my hero Dolores Huerta. ¡Viva la Causa! Dolores Huerta & the Struggle for Justice March 29 – July 7, 2014 ¡Viva La Causa! documents the life and passion of activist and organizer Dolores Huerta. Her life and… Read more →