Dalila Paola Mendez is a first generation queer Central American artist based in Los Angeles. Through painting, printmaking, photography, and murals she visually narrates stories of resilience, elders, lgbtq, matriarchs, and the environment. Her work is influenced by her grandmother’s matriarchal line of wisdoms and knowledge. Combining modern and ancestral narratives, she explores indigenous connections as a way to reinterpret and navigate issues confronting communities of color. She is currently working on a series of Huipiles (Woven Blouses) exploring contemporary narratives.