Sep. 19 – Dec. 31
Come see the newly completed Mero Muro mural Remembrance by Mauro de la Tierra.
This mural serves as an homage to the richness of cultural diversity. It draws inspiration from the
widely celebrated tradition of Día de Los Muertos, which honors both life and death. This
commemoration is a celebration of the beauty of family, generosity, and unity, while also
emphasizing the importance of embracing and fostering a deep love for our roots.
About the Artists
Mauro de la Tierra is a first generation Mexican American from San Antonio who is a self-taught
painter, sculptor, and illustrator. What began with street art has transitioned onto canvas and
beyond. With support from his community, and his mentor, Albert Gonzales, De la Tierra
became self-employed as a full-time artist in October 2017. De la Tierra considers himself
community-made and is community-driven. His work focuses on socio-economic challenges and
generational struggles such as the prison industrial complex, poverty, addiction, and the
deterioration of the earth. His work captures a side of life that is often vilified and ignored while
also making a statement of love for humanity. With the use of spray paint, acrylic paint, and oil
paint, De la Tierra creates heavy textures on canvas in a modern and raw style of whimsical and
surreal abstract expressionism.
In the same year that De la Tierra launched himself into art full-time, he began leading and
collaborating with The Black Sheep Collective; a group of D.I.Y. misfit artist extraordinaires.
Together they have organized six pop-up gallery exhibitions and performances. De la Tierra’s
artwork has been shown in various news outlets, including La Prensa, Spectrum News, Texas
Public Radio and in art galleries including K Space Contemporary, Instituto Cultural de México,
and Presa House Gallery. De la Tierra has had five solo exhibitions, his fifth one being at
Territory Gallery. He was recently awarded an Individual Grant by the city of San Antonio for a
large multi-media portrait exhibition coming fall 2024.
You can see more of Mauro’s artwork on his Instagram @Maurodelatierra