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(b. 1937, El Paso, Texas)

Celia Álvarez Muñoz is a conceptual artist from Texas known for her diverse multimedia works, including artist's books, photography, installation, and public art. The book Celia Álvarez Muñoz by writer/poet Roberto Tejada surveys her career.  Álvarez Muñoz's work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art 1991 Biennial; her latest cataloged exhibition is Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, which toured in the US and Brazil (2017 – 2018).  Most recently Álvarez Muñoz was recognized with three major awards: the Texas Commission on the Arts 2D Artist of the Year 2022, a Lifetime Achievement Award by Art League Houston for 2020-2021, and the LatinX Mellon Fellowship 2021. As well, she is a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Awards in Photography and New Genres, the College Art Association Committee on Women in the Arts Recognition Award, the Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts by Women's Caucus for Art, and the Outstanding Centennial Alumnus by University of North Texas College of Arts and Sciences, among others. 

Photo courtesy of the artist | Fotografía cortesía del artista

Works in the exhibition | Obras en la exposición

1982
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Mixed media, yellow box with 5 pages | Técnica mixta, caja amarilla con 5 páginas
30.5 x 48.3 cm (12 x 19 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

Selected Works | Otras obras destacadas

1989
Celia Álvarez Muñoz
Fujichrome | Impresión Fujichrome
50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

1989 Celia Álvarez Muñoz
Fujichrome | Impresión Fujichrome
50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista
1990
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

C-Photograph | Impresión cromógena
50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

1987
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Cibachrome | Impresión Cibachrome
40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

1987
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Cibachrome | Impresión Cibachrome
40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

1987
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Cibachrome | Impresión Cibachrome
24.3 x 27.9 cm (9.5 x 11 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

1987
Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Cibachrome | Impresión Cibachrome
24.3 x 27.9 cm (9.5 x 11 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

TASTE, READ, WATCH + LISTEN | SABOREA, LEE, MIRA + ESCUCHA

We asked the artists to share their favourite things | Le pedimos a cada artista que comparta sus cosas favoritas

THERE'S MORE ABOUT Celia! |
THERE'S MORE ABOUT Celia!
| ¡HAY MÁS DE Celia!
¡HAY MÁS DE Celia!