About the Book
Stephanie Mercado is a multidisciplinary artist and art administrator. Born and raised in Boyle Heights in a family of artisans, Stephanie grew up spending time in her mother’s fabric store, her grandfather’s upholstery business, surrounded by seamstresses and creative workers. Her experience around tradespeople introduced her to the tools, craft and strong work ethic that is necessary to sustain her creative work. Her artistic practice is a combination of trades and media, including painting, printmaking, fabric sculpture, video and design.