Education

 

2013-2017 | BFA, American Academy of Art

 

Awards & Grants

 

2018 | Special Merit, 7th Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition, Light, Space, and Time Online Art Gallery

 

2016 | Honorable Mention Award in American Academy of Fine Art Exhibition

 

Fall 2016 | President’s List, American Academy of Art

 

Fall 2015 | President’s List, American Academy of Art

 

Spring 2015 | Dean’s List, American Academy of Art

 

Fall 2014 | Dean’s List, American Academy of Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 | “Variable Views” Exhibition, Studio Oh!, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | “Loved Ones” Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | Curator for  “The Contemporary Collection”, Roger’s Park Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | BFA Fine Arts Show, Bill L. Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | 6th Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2018 | 7th Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition, Light, Space, and Time Online Art Gallery

 

2017 | Fine Arts Show, Bill L. Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2017 | Photography Show, Bill L. Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2016 | Fine Arts Show, Bill L. Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Selected Publications, Features, Lectures, & Interviews

2018 | Voyage Magazine, Online, http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-mercedes-cardenas/

 

2018 | Wunderkind Magazine, Online, https://wunderkindmag.com/home-1/2018/5/4/mercedes-cardenas-24