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and her work in the visual arts … su trabajo en el



Abstract landscape with bell tower National prize winning landscape Abstract assembly of fabrics Interior living room scene The rose Two skies in the Cusco Plaza de Armas Qeswachaka bridge landscape Viola Allegretto Cello Concierto II Oboe Elena Elena in the musical textures exposition Elena with husband and muscians Painting Curriculum Vita of Elena Mendoza Altamirano
Altamirano painting

María Elena Mendoza Altamirano


María Elena Mendoza Altamirano (Cusco, Perú, 1964) studied art and restoration in Cusco, Perú. Her painting explores the language of materials in assembling the support from fabrics of diverse threads and weaves, and finishes as landscapes using the texture and color of her peublo (village/home).


  • 2006-2008: Workshop in Renaissance Art with Emerita Bucher, Cusco.
  • 1997: Studies in conservation and restoration of pre-hispanic textiles, Universidad de San Antonio Abad, Cusco.
  • 1995: 20th Restoration Course of "Bienes Culturales Muebles y Pintura de Caballete", National Institute of Culture, with Andrés Bello.
  • 1994: Religious Iconography, National Institute of Culture, Peru-Spain Accord.
  • 1987-1994: Bachelors Degree in Art with specialization in drawing and painting - Diego Quispe Tito School of Fine Arts, Cusco, Perú (Escuala de Bellas Artes Cusco - ESABAC).

Work History

  • 2009-2010: Director and Curator, Fractal Dragon Art Gallery, Cusco.
  • 2002-2008: Teacher of drawing, painting and graphic design, Cultural Association "Pasa La Voz".
  • 2006-2007: Volunteer services coordinator, Máximo Nivel Language Center, Cusco.
  • 1995-2005: Teacher of Spanish as a second language, Cultural Center Amauta affiliated with Don Quijote, Cusco.
  • 1991-1998: Restoration of cultural furnishings, easel paintings, sculptures and woodwork from 17th and 18th centuries. Restoring some of the artistic and architectural master works of the Cusco region. Works sponsored by the Peru-Spain International Cooperation Accord and the National Institute of Culture.


  • 1997: Honary diploma granted by the mayor of Coral Gables, Florida.
  • 1996: First place in painting - XVI National Competition - Mitchell y Cía. S.A. Lima, Perú.
  • 1995: Second place in Latin-American - Recognition for studies in XX restoration course of fine cultural furnishings, National Institute of Cultural, Perú.
  • 1995: Diploma with Award of Stimulation - II Competition of New Artists, Banco de Credito, Lima, Perú.
  • 1987-1994: Academic Distinctions - Diego Quispe Tito School of Fine Arts, Cusco, Perú.

Inidividual Expositions

  • 2011: Personal - "Texturas Musicales" / "Musical Textures" - Contemporary Art Museum, Cusco, Perú.
  • 2010: Bi-personal - "Barro y Tejido" / "Clay and Fabric" - Fractal Dragon Art Gallery, Cusco, Perú.
  • 1994: Bi-personal - Casa de la Cultura Franz Tamayo, La Paz, Bolivia.

Important Group Expositions

  • 2002: Impromptu Art Gallery, Trujillo, Perú.
  • 2002: Art Gallery, Alianza Frances, Cusco, Perú.
  • 1999: "Literatura Actual" - Contemporary Art Museum, Cusco, Perú ("Current Literature").
  • 1998: "Literatura Actual" - Contemporary Art Museum, Cusco, Perú ("Current Literature").
  • 1996: XVI National Competition of Painting, Mitchell y Cía. S.A. Lima, Perú.
  • 1996: "14 Artists in the Center (belly button) of the World" - Galería de Arte Extramuros, Lima, Perú.
  • 1996: "Actualiz - Arte" - Contemporary Art Museum, Cusco, Perú ("Modernize - Art").
  • 1995: "Arte Actual" - The Municipal Theater, Cusco, Perú ("Contemporary Art").
  • 1995: "Raíz de Cuatro" - Galería de Arte Gonzales, Lima, Perú ("Root of Four" - Gonzales Art Gallery).
  • 1994: "Jóvenes Valores del Arte" by Banco Continentwith - Galería de Arte Casa Cabrera (Youthful Principles of Art - Casa Cabrera Art Gallery).
  • 1994: Exposition of graduates of the School of Fine Arts Diego Quispe Tito, Cusco, Perú (ESABAC).
  • 1993: First painting competition, Banco Continental - Casa Cabrera Art Gallery.
  • 1987-1992: Expositions in the Gallery of the School of Fine Arts Diego Quispe Tito, Cusco, Perú.

Elena currently is director the Fractal Dragon Art Gallery and the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Cultural Center in Cusco. She paints as well!