Education

2015             University of Memphis  | Memphis, TN
                     Bachelor of Fine Arts : Studio Art

2018             Indiana University  | Bloomington, IN
                     Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
                     Master of Fine Arts : Sculpture                                                                                                                                                  

 

Awards / Fellowships / Residencies

2019              The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Artist in Residence,                                           
                      Awarded the Mary Creety Beery Fellowship, Rabun Gap, GA (upcoming)
                      Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency
, Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI
                      Crosstown Arts Studio Residency Program,  Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
                      Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Nebraska City, NE
2018              Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Awarded Artist Grant, Johnson, VT

                      The Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project (ACRE), Artist in Residence, Steuben, WI
2017              The Studios at MASS MoCA, Artist in Residence,
                      (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA
2016              Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship - Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
                      FOA Award in Studio Art – Indiana University School of Art & Design, Bloomington, IN                                                                             
2015              Donald & Mary Vaughan Scholarship, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Teaching Experience
Selected Group Exhibitions

2019               Fluctuating Meridians, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN                      
                        curated by Mike Calway Fagen

                        WOU Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Cannon Gallery of Art, Monmouth, OR
2018               R&D, 430 Gallery (of Crosstown Arts), Memphis, TN (curatorial)
                       de/center, Grunwald Gallery , Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
                       Indianapolis Art Center’s 2018 Invitational Exhibition, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
                       Juried by Artist and Director of Exhibitions, Kyle Herrington
                       Set in Motion, Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
2017               R(d)ecent , Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

                       Through the Open Door, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN          

2016               Black Gold, AUTO SHOP curated by Julie Schenkelberg at SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

2015               Binaries, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (curatorial)

                       Street Trash, The Alley, 309 West 31st Street, Baltimore, MD                                                       

                       (Curated by Dwayne Butcher, Virginia Overton, and Greely Myatt)

                       3rd Annual Best of Memphis, Box Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis TN, 
                       Awarded Best in Show (Juried by Joel Parsons, Director of Clough-Hanson Gallery,
                       Rhodes College , Memphis, TN)

                       New Horizons, Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, Jackson TN

                       Young Americans, Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN                      

2014               NSEW: What Grew Us, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN  

                       A Look in Both Directions, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN  

                       Inspired by Marisol : A Sculptural Response, South Main Arts District, Memphis, TN          

                       (Juried by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator of the Brooks Museum of Art, and Jennifer Sargent)   

                       Art for Autism, ANF Architects, Memphis, TN

2013               Saudade(s), Box Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (Solo Exhibition)     

                      

Bibliography

2019               Create! Magazine - Issue No.17 - Juried by Kate Mothes, Founder of Young Space
                       Fluctuating Meridians (review), Mineral House Media, by Claire Bloomfield
                       https://www.mineralhousemedia.com/media/2019/3/11/fluctuating-meridians-review
2018               New American Paintings, Issue 135
                       Juried by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum
                       https://www.newamericanpaintings.com/artists/pete-hoffecker-mejia
2017               Peripheral Vision Press, Dallas, TX
                       Artifacts + Fictions: Interview with Bernardo Diaz
                       http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/pete-hoffecker-mejia
                       Create! Magazine – Issue III 

                       Juried by Bridgette Mayer (Philadelphia)
                       Studio Visit Magazine – Volume Thirty Eight

                       Juried by Diana Gaston (Tamarind Institute)

2016               Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, Spring 2016

2015               Archer Malmo : University of Memphis, Promotional for  Dept

                       Visual Memphis : What’s in Your Studio                                                                                                                            

2014               Art Talk : Video Interview, Produced by By Daniel Wildberger & Isabel Machado,
                        for the University of Memphis, Department of Art                                                            
2013               Memphis Flyer, Transformers, October 2013   

Writing

2019               Number: Inc. Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Nine, The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment
                       Number: Inc.
Magazine, Safe-Keeping – An Exploration of Mass Incarceration & the Black Family
                       ( Review )
                       Number: Inc.
Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Eight, Alex Paul Loza, Arts & Advocacy ( Interview )
2018               Number: Inc. Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Six, Katie Hargrave: It's Not Personal ( Review )

Related Experience

2019               National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices,
                       Faculty Sponsor/Mentor for University of Memphis team, D1, in the Student Cupola Contest
                       Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL
2018               Juror for the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Exhibition,                      
                       Pellisippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
                       3D Shop Monitor Tech, McCalla School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN     
2016              
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts – Paper: Three Dimensions,
                       Instructor: Lauren Kussro,
Gatlinburg, TN       
2015               Workshop with Artist James Luna, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
                       Fabrication Assistant, Drawing of a House (Triptych), Diana Shpungin, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI
                       http://site-lab.org/project/diana-shpungin/
                       Fabrication Assistant, Unbounded, Ben Butler, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX                        
                       http://www.ricegallery.org/ben-butler/   
                       Ceramic Tech / 3D Shop Assistant, University of Memphis, Memphis TN

                       Gallery Assistant, Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis, TN                    

2014               Ceramic Tech / 3D Shop Assistant, University of Memphis, Memphis TN

                       Box Gallery, Committee Member, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Memberships

NALAC - National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
USLAF - US Latinx Art Forum
CAA - College Art Association of America
ISC - International Sculpture Center

2019               Assistant Professor of Art, Western Oregon University
2018               Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, University of Memphis,
                       Sculpture 1-5, and Graduate, ( Fall 2018, Spring 2019 )

2017               Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Sculpture I ( Fall 2017, Spring 2018 )               

2016               Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Color & Design - 2D Studio ( Fall 2016, Spring 2017 )                                                                                       

2015               Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 3D Design in Studio Art( Fall 2015, Spring 2016 )