Oscar Muñoz

Using a process dependent on time and chance, Oscar Muñoz creates work that reflect his interest in self-portraiture and the political and cultural elements of his country, Colombia. In one particular Series, Narcissus, Munoz lines Plexiglas boxes with paper which he fills with water. He then draws an image of himself on the surface of the water with charcoal dust which settles onto the paper as the water evaporates. The resulting images vary slightly depending on the material of the surface and the weathering effect the water has on it. Munoz currently resides in Cali, Colombia.

BORN
1951 Popay, Columbia
RESIDES
Cali, Columbia
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002 Oscar Muñoz: Transfiguraciones, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Oscar Muñoz: The Ends of Process, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Eclipse, Galeria Santa Fe, Planetario Distrital, Bogatá, Colombia
1999 Throckmorton Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Oscar Muñoz, Narcisos, Alieto, Centro MEC, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Montevideo, Uruguay
1997 Galería Metropolitana de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Museo de Arte de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia
1996 Museo de Arte Moderna, Bogotá, Colombia
1995 Narcisos, Galería Garcís Velásquez, Bogotá, Colombia
Muse de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
1994 Ledisflam Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Estudios y Proyectos, Galería de Bellas Artes, Calí, Colombia
1991 Superficies al Carbón, Galería Garcés Velásquez, Bogotá, Colombia
1990 Superficies al Carbón, Sala Suramericana de Seguros, Medallín, Colombia
Superficies al Carbón, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertullia, Calí, Colombia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Chicago 2003, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
January White Sale, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Everyman: A Search for the Male Form, Sfcamerawork, San Francisco, CA
Photographic Memory & Other Shots in the Dark, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
Oxygen, White Box, New York, NY
2001 Reflections: Fifteenth Anniversary Group Exhibition, Jean Albano Gallery
Voices from Our Communities: Perspectives on a Decade Collecting at El Museo del Barrio,
Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Personal Permanent Records, Contemporary Latin American Photography, Museum of the Americas,
Washington, DC
Arte Contemporaneo en las Plazas de Grácia, Barcelona, Spain
2000 Photo-Based Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago
Bordes Inasibles, 47 Salon Internacional de Fotographia, Centro Cultural Cajastur,
Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijon, Espana
Bordes Inasibles, Instituto de America, Centro Damian Bayon de Santa Fe, Granada, Spain
El Dibujo, Sala Suramericana, Medellin, Colombia
1998-99 Amnesia, Track 16 Gallery and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia; Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa
1997 Castillo de El Morro, VI Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
Imaginación y Fantasía, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Re-aligning Visions, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY 3rd Biennial Lose Angeles Invitational, Los Angeles, CA
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996 V Bienal de Arte de Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia
Biografías-Biographies, Foto Fest, Houston, TX
Urban Landscapes, Misión Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas, New York, NY
1995 La Galería: UnContenendor de Espacio a Finales de Siglo, Galeria el Museo, Bogotá, Colombia
1st Kwangju International Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea
1994 Ocho Artistas de Cali, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Waterworks, The Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL