Mercedes Llanos, born 1992 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, is a visual artist focused on painting and muralism. Mercedes obtained her BFA in Studio Art in May 2015 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she began her career as an artist, teaching and collaborating with different art organizations such as Artsbuild and Mark Making. In 2015, she worked with Meg Saligman Studios to create the 42,179 sq ft M.L. King District Mural in Chattanooga, TN. Upon completion, she backpacked through Argentina and Chile where she created various murals and paintings while living and volunteering at different locations. In 2017, after a month-long Artist Residency at Sachaqa Centro de Arte in the Amazonian Jungle of Peru, Mercedes returned to the United States to continue pursuing and developing her career as an artist. She is currently based in Minneapolis, MN, where she works with the mural team GoodSpace Murals. Mercedes has been a resident at renown Vermont Studio Center and is currently doing her MFA degree in Painting at Hunter College, NYC.