Mercedes Dorame, Breath, Spirit, Wind – Hikaayey, 2017. 24 x 24 in. (60.96 x 60.96 cm). Photograph. Courtesy the artist.

Mercedes Dorame

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Mercedes Dorame (b. 1980, Los Angeles, California) works in Malibu, California. Dorame received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2003, and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at the Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University (2016); Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco (2015); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California (2014); Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Berkeley (2012); California Indian Conference, Chico (2011); and Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco (2010), among others. She is a recipient of the James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts from the San Francisco Foundation (2017), En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship (2012), and Harpo Foundation Fellowship (2011).