Piki Mendizabal was born in Havana in 1982. From 2006 to 2008 he studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana. In April of 2008 Piki left Cuba, settling in Homestead, Florida. He had his first solo show, Sueños de la Libertad, in 2009 at the Zu Gallery in Miami. His paintings are often set in his native Habana Vieja where everyday hardships intersect with half a millenium of cultural legacy. His art was displayed at various group exhibitions and museums and comprised two solo shows in New Orleans: 'Reflection and the Diasporic Epic' which was held at the Mexican Cultural Institute in 2018 and 'The Parade Ends' at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in 2020. Miami, the other city where Piki shows his works more regularly, is currently (from February 12th - March 19th 2) showing his last personal exhibition at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center, with the titled: "Habana Mia , El Gran Solar"
A painting of his was recently admitted into the collection of the Denver Art Museum in Colorado. Piki's more polemic piece "Rebellion in the Island" can be found at the American Museum of Cuban Diaspora in Miami, Florida.
Piki is currently living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.