Gabriel Mendivil Zambrano was born in Lima, Peru. He grew up in Ayacucho in the Peruvian Andes where he developed his passion for painting inspired by the beauty of the high mountains. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Lima Peru and then from the University San Ignacio de Loyola in Cuzco, Peru. He currently teaches Art at the Peruvian-Italian School, Antonio Raimondi.
Mendivil’s art has been exhibited in many galleries in Peru as well as in California, USA. In 2000 he was the recipient of the “II Young Art Award” granted by the prestigious Art Museum of the San Marcos University. Gabriel Mendivil has a unique style that does not follow any pre-established rules. He paints social, religious, and cultural themes with colors and compositions that might be shocking to some.