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Author: Stephanie Mercado

Stephanie Mercado is a Los Angeles artist. Her work includes painting, printmaking and apparel construction. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University Long Beach. She has exhibited internationally including shows in Spain and British Columbia. She has also exhibited in Colorado, Chicago, Indiana, and Texas within the United States.
Image for exhibition opening Rasquachismo with lowriders

Rasquachismo Exhibition, Golden West College

‘Rasquachismo,’ an exhibition celebrating the aesthetics and transformative power of Lowriders. Featuring artwork by Favy Fav, Alicia Rolon,  Aaron Moctezuma, Chicano Soul, Oni Cora, and Stephanie Mercado.  Golden West College Art Gallery September 15 – November 5, 2023Fine Arts Building, Rm 10815751…

Maggie Middleton and Julie Bellavance editioning Stephanie Mercado's Flourish Prints

Tamarind Institute of Lithography

Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, New Mexico Looking Back to Move Forward… In February 2020, right before the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the opportunity to participate in the Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Professional Artist Printer Training…

1962 Red Impala with cacti printed on archival paper

Low Riders

A series of prints that pay homage to my family’s upholstery business and car culture.   1962 Impala, 2022 relief print collage (digital composite) 30 x 40″ 1962 Impala, 2022, relief print collage, interior Ford Truck, 2022 relief print collage (digital…

Nuestra Tierra Exhibition, Marketview Arts, York, PA

Nuestra tierra (Our land) exhibition

Nuestra Tierra (Our Land) Exhibition Nuestra Tierra (Our Land)is  a printmaking exhibition at Marketview Arts guest curated by Drive By Press cofounder Joseph Velasquez.  It explores the complexity and diversity of the Latinx experience through the lens of belonging, interpreted broadly…

Emerge Bear Hunt, relief print collage, 2022, Stephanie Mercado

Emerge Exhibition

Emerge is a series of collages by Los Angeles based artist Stephanie Mercado. The works in the exhibition are constructed from hand-carved hand-printed elements and colored papers that merge traditional printmaking with experimental practices, fine art and craft.  Emerge Exhibition,…

Mercado Stephanie Mural Work Promotes Confidence 2022

Work Promotes confidence mural

In preparation for painting my first mural commission, I painted a practice mural with imagery I have been using in my print-based collages. Technically, this is the first mural of my own personal work that I have ever designed and…

Many Exhibition Announcement Craft Contemporary

Many Craft contemporary

Many May 29 – September 11, 2022 Los Angeles – Craft Contemporary presents Many featuring twelve Los Angeles-based artists who utilize multiples in their artistic practices. Their works range from traditional, historic techniques such as printmaking and artist books to…

Risograph Portfolio Cover

Ideal Engagements Risograph portfolio

A portfolio of Risograph prints featuring 15 members of the California Society of Printmakers.Risograph is a semi-automated stencil-based printmaking technique utilizing soy & rice oil-based inks, printed one color layer at a time. Within an object that admittedly looks much…

East Los Luv Public Art Project Banner

East Los Luv Public Art project

East Los Luv – A Public Art Project for the Love of East L.A. A community-based collaborative mural and interactive public art project by Los Angeles artist Stephanie Mercado. Mission To create a vibrant and eclectic mural that uplifts, empowers,…