curriculum vitae

︎︎︎ last updated 04/24/2024

art therapy

SEP 2022 - MAY 2023
Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Garfield Park, Chicago,IL
back 2 our future
-  Lead open studio format group sessions for a citywide program that employs 14-21 yr old disengaged youth from CPS

nettie bailey student achievement program
-  Co-facilitated group therapy sessions for the Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program (K-8) that employ SEL and EMDR modalities
-  Managed an individual caseload of youth on grief, transitions, and managing relationships
conference presenter
APR 2023
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

defining your sky: using creativity to reeinvision care
- Workshop designed to challenge pre-existing practices around community and self care using self-reflective art making as well as exploring burnout and remaining present during awareness and celebration months
AUG 2021 - MAY 2022
Disability Culture Activism Lab

Access Living Metro Chicago
- Handled an individual caseload of 5 consumers transitioning from nursing facilities to independent living
- Collaborated with 3Arts Fellowship artists in residence on organizing portfolios, artist talks, and artist statements
- Co-facilitated Mental Health Support groups in an open studio format
- Developed and facilitated a college student workshop series on topics that explore emerging adulthood and identity building
conference presenter
NOV 2019
Filipino Americans Coming Together
Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign

huwag kang maarte: practicing self-care as a leader through art therapy
- Co-facilitated workshop and art therapy directive that explores the stigma around mental health in the Filipino-American community and ways to combat that stigma using one’s own self-care practice as a student leader
child life volunteer
OCT 2014 - NOV 2015
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge,IL
- initiated art therapy sessions and creative progamming for patients and their siblings from an age range of infancy to 18 years old

selected art exhibitions

APR 2024 - MAY 2024
Evanston Art Center

Evanston, IL
sinag: ray of light

OCT 2023 - NOV 2023
Epiphany Center for the Arts

Chicago, IL
more than lumpia

JUN 2023 - NOV 2023
Rizal Center

Chicago, IL
bayanihan sa sining para sa kasarinlan: arts bayanihan for self-determination

APR 2023 - MAY 2023
Indy International Marketplace

Indianapolis, IN
world arts expo

MAR 2023 - MAY 2023
South Asia Institute
Chicago, IL
open waters: permeating territories

OCT 2022 - NOV 2022
State Street Club
Indianapolis, IN

reson(ate) - a solo show
When given the opportunity to introduce yourself and what you do, how do you begin to answer the question?  Does the answer change depending on the space and company?  With what titles do you find most comfort?

What resonates with you?

With this show, I wanted to re-introduce myself.  A lot has changed, but I still carry my roots and experiences of both myself and those that have come before me to create a lifelong conversation on human relationships and how they inhabit space and time.

OCT 2021
The Amp at 16-Tech
Indianapolis, IN
one drop pop-up gallery exhibition

MAR 2020
Dead Center Village

Wichita, KS
first friday multicultural celebration of womxn
NOV 2019
Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Indianapolis, IN

rever ball
OCT 2019
Dead Center Village

Wichita, KS
first friday multicultural celebration of womxn
JUL 2019 - AUG 2019
In These Times

Chicago, IL
MAY 2019

Chicago, IL
commonfolk artist pop-up
MAY 2019
The Smell

Los Angeles, CA
apida heritage month celebration
AUG 2018
Indy International Marketplace

Indianapolis, IN
world arts expo
JUN 2018
Nxght Vision Studios

Indianapolis, IN
the vision of art
MAY 2018
Nxght Vision Studios

Indianapolis, IN
go to the light
MAR 2018 - APR 2018
Marsh Gallery

Indianapolis, IN
JUN 2016 - SEP 2016
Loyola Museum of Art

Chicago, IL
ephemeral to eternal

selected publications

OCT 2023
Expanding the Filipino American identity through art

WBEZ Chicago: Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons - interview

AUG 2022

fanart zine publication - art director
APR 2020
Brainchild Magazine
Mid-East Honors Association Magazine - art contributor
MAR 2020, MAR 2018

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Literary & Art Magazine - art contributor, cover artist

abby linatoc mendoza

Abigail Linatoc Mendoza (they/she) is a second generation Filipino-American mixed media artist exploring identity and space.

artist statement


MA in Art Therapy & Counseling — School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

BFA in Painting — Herron School of Art + Design (IUPUI)


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