Dalila Paola Mendez is a first generation Guatemalan/Salvadorean indigenous queer artist born and raised in Los Angeles. A versatile artist, she works in several media including acrylic paint, silkscreen, etching, digital art, photography, and film. Dalila’s film work includes assisting Production Designer Brigitte Broch and set decorating for the feature film REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES. She worked as the Production Designer for the short films PURA LENGUA (Sundance 2005), MAUSI, and VIERNES GIRL (HBO, 2006). In 2012, she will be working again with her mentor Brigitte Broch on an upcoming film. She received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California.