My Artwork

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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MOCA at Home

Tucson’s Museum Of Contemporary Art held their MOCA at Home art event at the home of friend & art collector Eugenia Woods. A piece that she commissioned me to paint was the main event of the evening. MOCA created this event to invite modern art patrons to see modern art displayed in homes of Tucsonans. Eugenia is a playwright, and… Read more →

Tucson Water’s Activity Book for Water Smart Kids

The Environment Education Exchange commissioned me to create the artwork for the 2016 Tucson Water’s Activity Book for Water Smart Kids! This was a really fun project for me to give life to characters that youth could relate to and learn from. I especially enjoyed illustrating Tucson Water’s Mascot, Pete the Beak! The activity book is all about water reliability… Read more →

University of Arizona Garden Class Speaker

The Institute of the Environment invited me to speak to their students about art and the environment. My art residencies at Biosphere 2 and Globall in Uruguay catapulted my passion of environmental issues in our community.  These experiences and my continued networking with the University of Arizona has allowed me to use my art in the community to discuss and… Read more →

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 →

Changemaker Interview

KXCI Commemorated International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women public affairs programmers, djs, special community guests and lots of fantastic music by women artists of all genres on March 6th & 8th, 2016. YWCA Southern Arizona CEO Kelly Fryer selected me as one of the local Women Changemakers to interview.  You can listen to my interview and… Read more →

Art Talk at El Cisne

on March 2, 2016, Kim Fernandez, a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed invited me to be the featured artist at her monthly wine tasting event for her clients. It was a wonderful evening to show my art, talk about the pieces I brought to display  and meet people who had not seen my art before. Thank you Kim for… 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 →