Teotihuacán, México 1988.
Rudy Mercado was born in Van Nuys California, United States, in 1962. He began his formal art education at the age of 9. As a child his aptitude for art became evident, standing out in painting and drawing. As a boy his father taught him the technique of diorama, an art in which he is at the forefront worldwide.
After finishing his fine art studies in California, Mercado mounted numerous exhibitions of his paintings and temporary installations between 1980 and 1994.
He has been a tireless creator and his work, whether personal or commissioned, is very extensive. His career as a scenic artist in feature films has proven to be one of his most notable achievements.
Fine art painting and particularly portraitures have also been a constant through out his life.
1972 Art League Los Angeles
1976 Acadamy of Art College San Francisco
1978-80 Reseda High School
1981 Los Angeles Valley College
1982-1984 Otis Art Institute of Parsons school of Design