Winner of the 2007 Arte de America Hispana Competition

Artist Tony Mendoza was born in New York to Cuban parents, but raised in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. This guy's work is so vibrant and colorful! He intimately captures the daily life of Little Havana with style and best of all, a great sense of humor

 I Magazine - Three Guys from Miami - November 2003

Tony Mendoza creates images and vignettes of Little Havana, perpetuating in his acrylics the Cuban heritage in a primitive-expressionistic style full of vibrant color. 

 Vilma E. Muises, Florida Exclusive Magazine April 2004

Just as colorful is the Sentir shop, which sports a lime green façade with landscapes representative of each of the provinces, painted by local Cuban artist Tony Mendoza. It has become a tourist attraction. Fabiola Gonzalez , The Miami Herald 8/24/03

Mendoza's art has been described as cartoon & pop-art because of its signature bold color and cheerfulness, it reflects his Little Havana upbringing.

Jessica Dufrense, The Miami Herald  February 2005

Miami’s Latin Quarter is brought to life on paper and canvas with bright eye-catching colors and all that life artist Tony Mendoza grew up with in his childhood home of Little Havana, a visionary a glance at the ethnic charm of life in the Latin district. Charlene Arsenault – Worcester Magazine March 2005 

Local artist Tony Mendoza stirs the spicy pot of ajiaco with a tasty new series of wildly colorful work, Little Havana Comidas, depicting traditional Cuban fare he renders in a bold, slashing style. No shrinking violeta, Mendoza!  Carlos Suarez de Jesus – Miami New Times September 2006

Select Exhibits         


2002-2004 Participated in weekly Little Havana Cultural Friday Art Events, Miami, Fl 

2003 AMCU Latin American Artist Group Show, Miami, Fl

2004 Walt Disney World @ Epcot “Art in the Garden”, Orlando, Fl

2004 “Tony Mendoza’s Little Havana Solo Exhibit” Brevard College, Cocoa, Fl

2004 “Hispanic Art Expressions Group Show” Latin Cultural Center, Miami, Fl

2004 “Tony Mendoza’s Ybor City Series Solo Exhibit” Centro Ybor, Tampa, Fl

 2005 “Tony Mendoza’s Little Havana Solo Exhibit” I.A.C.C., Worcester, Ma

2005 “Libertad Group Show” MDC Tower Theater, Miami, Fl

2005 “Hispanic Art Expressions Group Show” Latin Cultural Center, Miami, Fl

2006 Featured Artist – Ybor City State Museum, Tampa, Fl

2007 Solo Exhibit – Tre-Amici@The Bunker, Tampa, Fl

2007 Hispanic Colors & Flairs – Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

2007 Solo Exhibit – The Havana Club, Miami, Fl

2008 Exhibit and Lecture – Lowe Art Museum – Coral Gables, Fl

2009 “World of Deco Group Exhibit” Historic City Hall - Miami Beach, Fl

2009 Solo Exhibit – Hialeah City Hall – Hialeah, Fl

2010 Solo Exhibit - South Florida Museum -  Bradenton, Fl

2011 Solo Exhibit - Aperture Studios - Miami, Fl 

2011 Limited Edition Print Exhibit - Buell Children’s Museum - Pueblo Co 

2012 Guayabera: Story of a Shirt Exhibit - Miami History Museum - Miami Fl 

2012 Solo Exhibit - Rodez Art Gallery - Miami Fl

2013 Solo Exhibit - Federacion Mercantil Hispana - Union City NJ




2004 - 2010 Miami Dade County – Hispanic Advisory Board’s “Hispanic Art Expressions” Catalog

2007 – Miami Dade County- Hispanic Advisory Board’s “Hispanic Art Expressions” Catalog Chosen as Cover Artist

2007 – Broward Community College Hispanic Colors and Flairs Catalog

2008 - Miami Design Preservation League - Art Deco Weekend Catalog

2009 - “Tony Mendoza Presented by the City Of Hialeah” Exhibit Catalog



Select Commissions

2003 “Provincias Mural” Sentir Cubano Building, Miami, Fl

2003 “Names of Christ” design for series of stain glass windows at South West Community Church, Miami, Fl            

2003 “Calle Ocho Rooster Awards Series” 32 paintings for Kiwanis of Little Havana, Miami, Fl

2004 “Rum Cay Map” painting for Bella-Mar Estates, Bahamas

2004 “Florida Neighborhood” painting for Neighborhood Lending Partners, Tampa, Fl

2004 “Estampa Cubanas Mural” Sentir Cubano Building, Miami, Fl

2004 Illustrated books “Alli estan mis versos” and “Mi cubania en prosa” by poet – Lucrecia Rodriguez

2005 “Our Lady of the Expressway” painting for Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Worcester, Ma

2005 “Playground” painting for Catholic Charities of Miami, Miami, Fl

2005 “El Gallo Mandon” scenery panels for Freddick Bratcher Dance Theater, Miami, Fl

2006 “Grace” painting commissioned by Catholic Charities of Miami, Miami, Fl

2007 Designed packaging for Javamo Coffee Company, Tampa, Fl

2007 Designed 2008 calendar for Leon Medical Centers, Miami, Fl (80,000 distribution)

2007 Commissioned to design Official Poster for Hollywood Festival of the Arts, Hollywood, Fl

2007 Designed record cover for Apollo Music, Miami, Fl

2007 “La Chef” Painting commissioned by the March of Dimes for Signature Chef Event

2007 “Fiesta en el Malecon” Triptych commissioned by The Astri Group Inc. Coral Gables, Fl

2008 “Rowing” Painting commissioned by The South Florida Sprints Rowing Regatta for 2008 Regatta Official poster

2009 “Havana Triptych” Mural commissioned by Robert Sanchez Law, Hialeah, Fl

2009 Commissioned by Latin Cultural Center to design 2009 Danzon Festival Poster

2010 “All the Ways We Are Smart” Mural Commissioned by Gulliver Schools, South Miami, Fl

2010 “Tampa Triptych” Mural commissioned by Weekley, Schulte, Valdes, L.L.C., Tampa, Fl

2010 Commissioned By Miami American Institute of Architects to design Poster for the…….AIA National Convention, Miami Beach, Fl

2010 “Royal Palms on Biscayne Bay” Large scale mural at Miami-Dade Public Schools Administration Building,  Miami, FL

2011 "City Of Schools" Large scale mural at Miami-Dade Public Schools Administration Building, Miami FL

2012 Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Festival Poster - Sunny Isles, FL

2013 Kiwanis of Little Havana - Carnaval Miami (Calle Ocho) Poster, Miami, FL

2013 Cuba Nostalgia Poster, Miami, FL



Studied Commercial Art at Miami-Dade Community College


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