Rebeca Méndez


California Community Foundation Fellowships, 2010 Mid Career Visual Artists Fellow

The California Community Foundation are known as one of L.A.’s most innovative investors in permanent, affordable housing; the biggest supporter of individual artists in the region; and the largest scholarship fund manager in L.A. They manage more than 1,600 funds from various donors, including The Getty Trust. The 2010 Mid-career artist panel consisted of Julie Deamer, executive director, Outpost for Contemporary Art; Leo Garcia, executive director & artistic director, Highways Performance Space; Karen Rapp, museum director, Vincent Price Art Museum – East Los Angeles Community College; Sandeep Mukherjee, 2009 Fellowships for Visual Artists recipient.

City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), and the LAMAG Associates each year award the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships and an accompanying Visual Arts Exhibition on view at LAMAG. The C.O.L.A. Fellowships honor a spectrum of the City’s most exemplary mid-career artists and support the symbiotic relationship between LA, its artists, its history, and its identity as an international art capital. “The C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships honor master artists whose accomplishments and work contribute to making Los Angeles a vibrant and unique world art capital,” said Olga Garay-English, Executive Director of DCA. “The awards give DCA an opportunity to invest in these artists and allow them the freedom to produce new and engaging work.” The 2012-13 C.O.L.A. fellows are well-known and regarded for their past accomplishments. They were selected by two teams of experts for their excellence and diverse contributions to the Los Angeles arts scene.

Member of Artist Pension Trust, Mexico City

Artist Pension Trust® (APT) offers both long-term financial security and international exposure to select artists around the world based on a unique tailor-made financial model. APT has the largest global collection of contemporary art, comprising 10,000 artworks from 2,000 select artists in 75 different countries. With additional commitments totaling 40,000 artworks, the collection is growing by more than 2,000 each year, as artworks are deposited by artists chosen by APT’s distinguished international Curatorial Team.

Rebeca Méndez Design

Rebeca Méndez Design (RMD) is a multidisciplinary studio focused on design for art, architecture and other cultural clients as well as for nonprofit organizations. RMD’s practice is in various areas of design including brand identity strategy and design, architectural immersive spaces, interface design, way-finding systems, experience design, advertising, and book design.

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'Scalable Relations' at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine

Curated by Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of media art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition took place at the BEALL Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine. ‘Addressing a range of issues, the projects in ’Scalable Relations’ illustrate the complexities and shifting contexts of today’s information society. Artists in the exhibition: Sheldon Brown, George Legrady and Angus Forbes, Rebeca Méndez, Greg Niemeyer, C. E. B. Reas, and Warren Sack. Rebeca Méndez’s At Any Given Moment, Fall was exhibited at ‘Scalable Relations.’

Second Natures Art Exhibition, 2006.

‘Second Natures,’ the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts exhibition — curated by Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art — features work by faculty members Rebecca Allen, Robert Israel, Rebeca Méndez, Vasa Mihich, Christian Moeller, C.E.B. Reas, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Victoria Vesna. The exhibition is on view in the first- and second-level spaces of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center designed by Getty Center architect Richard Meier. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. Faculty teaching theory in the D | MA department, Erkki Huhtamo and Katherine Hayles, contributed essays to the catalogue.

UCLA, Design | Media Arts

Rebeca Méndez is professor at UCLA, Design | Media Arts Department in the School of Arts and Architecture. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses with focus on art, media art, and design research and practice.