Mendick works predominantly with clay, a material that has historically been associated with decoration and the domestic sphere. Subverting these connotations, she creates intricate works that celebrate popular culture and explore contemporary feminine experience. These elaborate installations draw on the artist’s own stories, memories and dreams and the results are humorous, grotesque and beautiful in equal measure.
Since gaining her MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2017, Mendick has established a highly successful practice and career. Her work has been shown in solo and two-person exhibitions at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate; Somerset House, London; Goldsmiths CCA, London; and Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Her work is included in the major exhibition, Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art at the Hayward Gallery, London. With her partner, the artist Guy Oliver, Mendick initiated Quench Gallery in Margate to provide vital support for early career artists through exhibitions and mentoring.