Salina Mendoza

Salina Mendoza

Costa Mesa, CA, United States

About Salina Mendoza

Salina Mendoza is an American artist who's work is associated with minimalism, hard-edge painting, and repetitive use of lines. Her work is inspired by uncomfortable emotions observed in the real world, brain vibrations, repetition, color, and mental health.

Currently, Salina is a curator and partner at Low Key Gallery in Downtown Santa Ana, CA. She is the founder and managing director of Artist Safespaces, a non-profit who designates public and private safespaces for artists to do live art for free. She is the 2019 OC Laureate and works closely with several Orange County municipalities to organize their art communities. Salina also splits her time between art and tech as the Director of Product Management for Brix Labs, a leading software AI and machine learning consulting firm.

Events

2019 "Chaos" Series Keynote Speaker, CreativeMornings OC, Irvine, CA
2019 "We All Have Stories: Kindness" Keynote Speaker, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 Day of Music Festival, Fullerton, CA
2019 Fontana Arts Festival, Fontana, CA
2020 "Grand opening" at Sevilla for ArtistSafespaces.org, Costa Mesa, CA

Exhibitions

Solo Shows:
2018, "Art on the Fifth" @ City of Costa Mesa City Hall, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "Wave" Solo Exhibit @ 1888 Center, Orange, CA
2019 Abstracts & Street Styles, Mary Paxon Gallery, Norwalk, CA

Group Shows:
2017, RAW Artist's "CUSP", Yost Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
2017, "SLANT", Discovery Cube, Santa Ana, CA
2017, "Art Auction XXIII" by All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, Fullerton Museum, Fullerton, CA
2018, Warehouse of Contemporary Art (WOCA), Anaheim, CA
2018, "Art Auction XXIV" by All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, Hangar 21, Fullerton, CA
2018, "Pancakes and Booze Art Show", UNION, Los Angeles, CA
2018 "Mix it up May" Beyond the Lines Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 "ARTventure 2018", Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
2018 "Chairs & Art Unite" by Beyond the Lines Gallery, Just Real Furniture, Los Angeles, CA
2018 "CostaMakers", Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "Artastic" by City of Norwalk Cultural Arts Center, Norwalk, CA
2019 "Artbox" Group show at Mary Paxon Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
2019 "Opening night", Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai, CA
2019 "Opening night", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2019 "Pride", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2019 The LENS Project, Burning Man, NV
2019 "Abstracts & Street Styles", Mary Paxon Gallery, Norwalk, CA
2019 "CostaMakers", Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "ARTventure 2019", Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "Back Room Salon", Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "Holiday Art Sale" Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA
2020 "Skateboard Art Show", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Curation:
2019 "Pride", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2019 Costa Mesa Artwalk, Costa Mesa, CA
2019 "Dead Celebrities", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2019 "Blacklight Art", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2019 "Abstracts & Street Styles", Mary Paxon Gallery, Norwalk, CA
2020 "Skateboard Art Show", Low Key Gallery, Santa Ana, CA