Stephanie Mercado’s, Then, Here, Now, presents a new kind of history painting. Reminiscent of imagery found in historical European art, Mercado’spaintings and prints examine and interpret signifiers of wealth, class and identity construction, with a contemporary twist. Each image merges, juxtaposes and explores historical European imagery with contemporary pop-culture references that comprise the American Dream.
Stephanie Mercado received her B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from California State University in Long Beach, CA. She was also part of California State University’s, Drawing and Painting International Program. Her work was part of the Coronado Studios, Serie Print Project, in Austin, TX.Stephanie Mercado currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.