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Stephanie Mercado Portrait LA Artist

Stephanie Mercado

Artist and Cultural Worker 


California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Bachelor of Fine Arts Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

California State University International, Florence, Italy
Drawing and Painting International Program (Merit Scholarship)

solo exhibitions


Emerge, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, June, 2022

2021 – 2022 

Sustain: Essential Workers Portraits, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2021 – 2022


Just a Title, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, September, 2017


Live Through This, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, December, 2015


There, Here, Now Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, July, 2014

select group exhibitions


Creative Resilience, Downtown Los Angeles Artist District, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2022

Inspiraciones: Del Pasado Hacia el Futuro, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA, October – November, 2022

Nuestra Tierra, Market View Arts, York, PA, September – October, 2022

Many, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, May-September, 2022

The Box, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, December 2021-January 2022


California Society of Printmakers 107th Annual Exhibition, virtual exhibition,, San Francisco, CA,  2021

Artists and Poems, Suturo, virtual exhibition, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, February 2021


Under Pressure National Printmaking Exhibit, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO, Feb – April, 2020

106th Annual California Society of Printmakers Exhibition,  Piedmont Center for the Arts, CA, March – April, 2020


50th Anniversary Group Show, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Tx, Dec – Jan 2020

7th Annual Juried Exhibition, New Grounds, Remarque Print Shop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 5 – January 25, 2020

We Are Here, Here We Are: A Celebration of the Americas, San Jacinto College Art Gallery, Pasadena, TX, October 10 – November 6, 2019

ImMigration Project, by LA Printmaking Society, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, October 3 – October 30, 2019

Umbra, New Prints for a Dark Age, Curated by Alison Saar, International Print Center New York, IPCNY, July 11 – Sept 28, 2019

13th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, April  16 – June 1, 2019

Nuestra Realidad, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX – April 2019

Perspectives from the West, Union Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX – March 2019

Haugesund Internasjonale Tresnitt (Haugesund International Woodcut), Billedgalleri, Haugesund, Norway, May – August 2019


The Sewing Circle, Seaver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Los Vivos y Los Muertos, Ft Wayne Museum of Art, Ft Wayne, IN

Contemporary Retellings, Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO May – June 2017

Take a Tray, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA January, 2017


Print Matters, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX, June 2014


Print Provocateur, Gravel Mouth Gallery, San Antonio, TX,  CA  December 2013 –January 2014

Summer Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA July – August 2013

Serie Print Project XX, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX June 2013

7 Beauties, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA May 2013


Small Paintings, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA March 2012


De La Mano, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA December 2011


Homenaje a la mujer, Murnau Art Gallery, Seville, Spain, March 2009



Breck Create, Breckenridge, CO


Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM


Serie Print Project, Coronado Studios, Austin, TX


Independent Artist Residency, Rome, Italy



East Los Luv, 3rd and Dangler, Affordable Housing Mural Commission 


Metro Art LA, Silver Linings Poster Series



Metro Public Transit Authority, Metro Arts, Los Angeles, CA


Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Southern Graphics Council International, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA


Fort Wayne Museum of Art,  Fort Wayne, Indiana


Mexic-Arte Museum,  Austin, TX



National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, San Antonio, TX



Solo Exhibition Award, Remarque Print Shop, Albuquerque, NM


Career Development Award, Supplemental Course Work, International Print Center New York, New York, NY


Repair, Artist Feature, Mid America Print Council Journal, Minneapolis, MN, July 2022

Exhibit finds the Skirball and Star Trek on Common Ground, Los Angeles Times, Tim Greiving, Los Angels, CA, October, 2021

Homaging Its Late Founder, Gallery’s Holiday Show Ushers Viewers Outside the Box, Houston City Book, Chris Decker, Houston, TX, December, 2021

The Tipping Point, Artist Feature and Cover Art, Mid America Print Council Journal, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2021

Artist Feature, New York City’s Young Professionals in Transportation, New York, NY, March, 2021

Artist Feature, CSULB 49er, Art and Culture section, Long Beach, CA, February, 2021

Artist Feature, Shout Out LA,  Voyage LA Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2021

HIT Festival, Exhibition Catalog, Haugesund Billedgalleri

Kunstens skatt kiste åpnet i Haugesund (Art Treasure Chest Opened in Haugesund), Stavanger Aftenblad, Trond Borgen, May, 2019

Art & Life, Voyage LA Magazine, March 2019

Arts and Culture, The State of the Arts, Houston – September, 2017

Lives of Women, Hollywood Reporter, April 2017

Art of Memory, Cover Art, La Lectura Books, December 2016

Capsule Review, There, Here, Now, Jim Tommaney, Houston Press, July 2014

Opportunity Comes Knocking for Emerging Artists, Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, July 2014

On The Set – Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Design Report 2013 Mark Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly,  November, 2013

Blurred Lines, A Conversation Between Art and Fashion, Jessica Gagliardi, Natural Child Magazine, July – August, 2013

A Snow White Story, Turned on its Head, Carol Es, Huffington Post,  May, 2013

Glass Tire, Austin TX  February, 2013

CRATE Magazine, University of Riverside, January 2013

Artist Feature, South Pasadena, Highland Park Patch, Kristen Lepore, January 27, 2012

Artist Feature, Pasadena Now,  January 14, 2012

Artist Feature,  LOUD Mouth Magazine, Issue 18, Cover Art, January 2011

Haiku Review, Mat Gleason, Huffington Post, October  2010

Rococo Love Triangle, Meagan Boyd, The Examiner, October 16, 2010

Women on the Verge, Richard May, Artillery, August 1,2010

Grave Glamour at the Calavera Fashion Show, Lisa Boosin, Racked, November 10, 2009

Los Inbetween Review, Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2009

Where Young Artists can Leave Their Imprint, Mindy Farabee, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2008



Artist Talk, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


Artist Talk, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA


Art Careers, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA


Art Careers, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Artist Talk, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

CA AME (Arts Media Entertainment) Leadership Institute, San Diego, CA

Drawing & Painting Alumni Banquet, California State University Long Beach


Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century, Getty PST:LA/LA,USC Pacific Asia Museum, Dirk Hagner, Marianne Sadowski, Stephanie Mercado



Nature and Being, Coloring and Collage Workshop for Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Visions and Values, Coloring and Collage Workshop, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA


East Los Luv, Co-create Workshop, Variety Boys and Girls Club, Boyle Heights, CA

East Los Luv, Co-create Workshop, with Sergio Arau, Zoom

East Los Luv, Co-create Workshop, Belvedere Park, East Los Angeles, CA 


Youth Arts Camp Workshop, South Pasadena Arts Center, South Pasadena, CA 


California Society of Printmakers, Board of Directors, Board Secretary
ArtTable, Member