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Celia Alvarez Muņoz (American, 1937- )

In her art, Celia Alvarez Muņoz explores issues of growing Catholic and Mexican-American on the Texas-Mexico border. As a child growing up in El Paso, Texas, she observed the dichotomy of the two worlds; today, she expresses this theme in her photographic projects. Muņoz earned an M.F.A. from North Texas State University, Denton. Influenced by Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer, she produces photo-texts and installations expressing her identity as a Chicana and artist, using a humorous and honest language of signs and symbols from two cultures. Her current installations concern the exploitation of Mexican factory workers who make luxury goods for the United States at the expense of their health and safety.
- Mary Feidt

Selected Bibliography
Huerta, Benito, "Celia Alvarez Muņoz," Artlies (Fall 1999): 59-62.

Lippard, Lucy. "Listening to Roswell's Heartbeat: Celia Muņoz's Herencia." Roswell, N.M.: Roswell Museum and Art Center (1996).

Lippard, Lucy. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural Forum. New York: Pantheon Books, 1990.


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