El Huizache Studio
Alejandro Mendoza was born in the ancient Zapotec weaving village of Teotitlan del Valle, located in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.
He learned the generational art of weaving at the age of ten through his father Taurino Mendoza (creator of Taurino Mendoza's loom).
As a teenager, Alejandro moved with his family to Orange County, CA. The family business tasks included him traveling back and forth with the purpose of importing rugs and textiles.
As a result of these events, Alejandro gained a wide perspective on his culture and his potential, particularly on the weaving craft, that was when he started to thrive in the excellence of the art of weaving and hand-dying with vegetables dyes.
During his first years of college, he also worked and learned alongside his uncle Antonio Mendoza who is a master weaver.
At the present time, Alejandro works in his home studio in Orange County and at the family farm in Oaxaca (about three or four times a year) to dye the wool yarns. He exhibits at The Livewell Collective in Dana Point, CA, and at juried art shows in Southern California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, and other states.