Oct. 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am – Oct. 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
About the Artist
Zamora was born in Austin and raised in the small town of Tivoli, Texas. She graduated top of her class, receiving numerous scholarships which helped fuel her dream of being an Educator and an Artist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Zamora currently works at the Art Museum of South Texas as an Outreach Coordinator and Arts After-School Teacher at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center and for Kspace Contemporary as an Outreach art teacher. The painter has participated in exhibitions in North and South Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Corpus Christi’s Annual Day of the Dead celebration, Fiesta de la Flor, 1 of 24 artists selected to participate in Phase I and Phase II of the Loteria Mural in downtown Corpus Christ, and much more. She is a member of Kspace Contemporary Art Gallery, Nexus Art Collective, RAWartists International Art Group, & V.I.P International Art Group.
My current body of work is a devotion to the fundamentals of art and my love for my Mexican heritage. I focus on what I consider the most important elements of art, Line, Shape, & Color; while incorporating Mexican iconography such as el ojo, la rosa, y la calavera.
My influences are derived from my childhood spending hours looking through a kaleidoscope and looking out the car window while crossing the Mexican border. As a child, I was extremely inspired by the unique shapes, colorful patterns, and designs I would see in the Mexican textiles, architecture, and the vivacious culture. This has tremendously helped shape my artwork and myself as an adult artist. I am also highly influenced by modern artists and color masters and their ability to create movement within their compositions; such as Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, Josef Albers, & Piet Mondrian.
Changarrito cart October 1-2
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Mayra Zamora will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on October 1-2, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!