September 24, 2022
Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Semejantes Personajes/Significant Personalities
201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212
Opening Reception: Saturday September 24 at 1 pm
Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to announce Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Semejantes Personajes/Significant Personalities in conjunction with FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival. The exhibition will be a recreation of her 2002 exhibition at Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX which features a collection of forty-one portraits of San Antonio Latinx artists. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In 2021, Álvarez Muñoz was awarded the Latinx Artist Fellowship, a groundbreaking initiative that recognizes 15 of the most compelling Latinx visual artists working in the United States today.
Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Semejantes Personajes/Significant Personalities opens on Thursday, September 22 from 6 to 8 pm. An artist talk will take place at Ruiz-Healy Art San Antonio on September 24th at 1:00 PM. To request high-resolution images and more information about this exhibition please contact the gallery at [email protected] or 210-804-2219.
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, the artist spent significant time in San Antonio which provided her the opportunity to become familiar with the city’s vibrant artistic community. She says, “Nowhere in Texas does such a community of Latino artists exist! The city dichotomously retains a small-town historical ambiance within the progressive economic expansion. These characteristics, I find well manifested in the work and personalities of this group of fellow artists.” Artists from the Ruiz-Healy Art gallery roster, such as Chuck Ramirez, César Augusto Martínez, Ethel Shipton, and Jesse Amado are included in the portraits.