We have two prints by Karima Muyaes gracing the walls of our RED exhibit- Cantos y Voces and Black and White- and her print Mujer de Cortze [Bark Woman] was featured in our last contemporary show. So suffice to say, we here at OPG are big fans of Muyaes and her work. Whether weaving ribbons of color around biomorphic shapes and symbols, or using radiating fine lines to compose her symmetrical black and white prints, Muyaes has mastered the art of composition. Her prints sample the patterns, colors, and symbolism found in her birthplace and current residence, Mexico City.Karima Muyaes was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1960. Her formal education began a the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), continued at the School of Fine Art at the Universidad de la Americans in Mexico City, and concluded at the School of Art in Toronto, Canada, where she specialized in printmaking at the storied “Open Studio.” Since 1981, Muyaes has exhibited her work in more than 30 individual “one-woman” museum and gallery shows and more than 50 group shows in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Exhibitions in Mexico City and Oaxaca include numerous prestigious galleries and museums: Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Galeria Casa Lamm, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Universidad Anahuac.
Muyaes has studied with a number of renowned international artists including Santos Balmoir, Juan Alcazar, and Curlee Holton. For over ten years, Muyaes has been an integral part of the internationally famous Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, Easton, PA where she has participated in a number of avant-garde printmaking projects in association with artists from around the globe. Currently, she and her family live in Mexico City.