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📸  Photo Credit: Avila Santo

Eilen Itzel Mena (b. 1994)  is an Afro-Dominican American artist, writer and community organizer from the South Bronx, NY. In 2017 she graduated from the Roski School of Art & Design (USC) in Los Angeles, CA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. In June 2024 she will graduate with and MFA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts (UCL) in London, UK. Her visual arts practice utilizes painting, drawing and printmaking as tools to search for joy.


​In her fine art media and social practice, she serves as a creative collaborator for Honey and Smoke, a global artist community and platform focused on creating space for artists to meditate on the important themes of our time. H&S explores these themes through spear heading creative inquiry, education, interactive experiences and digital content.

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