Dalila Paola Méndez is a first generation queer indigenous Salvadoran/Guatemalan artist based in LA. Through painting, printmaking, photography, installations and murals she explores visual narratives of indigenous wisdoms, feminism, lgbtq+, and climate change.
This year the film Mosquita y Mari, which she Production Designed, was selected for the Academy Arts Museum. Dalila's serigraph was acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was awarded an Art Residency with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles in 2019. In 2015, she was selected for a US/Cuba Printmakers exchange. In 2012, the film Mosquita y Mari was selected for the Sundance Film Festival.
She received her BA in International Relations at the University of Southern California. She was a teacher with LAUSD for over 15 years. She is also a certified Master Gardener.