Harold uses a multidisciplinary approach to illustrate the relationships between landscape, visibility, politics, and memory by employing stark, composed narratives. Mendez maps the liminal spaces of borders, charged sites with histories that address the political conventions of place, sites where something significant and hidden has seemed to occur. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago and attended the University of Science and Technology, School of Art and Design, Ghana, West Africa. He was a resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, and was featured in a 12 X 12: NEW ARTISTS/NEW WORK exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He has exhibited nationally at the Museum of Modern Art / PS1, the Renaissance Society, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Project Row Houses, and will be included in the fourth installment of the Studio Museum's "F" series, Fore, which includes Freestyle (2001), Frequency (2005-06) and Flow (2008).