Description of Work: “Una Nación/One Nation” is an abstracted view of the story of immigration, with tremendous color symbolism. Blues for water, red strip to represent the blood spilled at the river, greens & brown for earth, yellow the heat, orange for mountains, purple for the night sky, black & white to represent the detention centers. Eyes are rainbow for LGBTQ and eyelashes with the symbol of man and woman. I eliminated the 50 stars and placed a single white skull to remind people that we are all ONE. Todos Somos iguales!
Mayra Viviana Zamora was born in Austin and raised in the small town of Tivoli, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, and currently working on her Associate’s Degree in Mexican-American Studies at Del Mar College. Zamora is a free-lance artist allowing her to work as an art educator for the Art Museum of South Texas, Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, K Space Contemporary, Art Center of Corpus Christi, & Early Childhood Development Center at TAMUCC. Zamora has curated art exhibitions at La Retama Central Library, Janet Harte Library, & the Tejano Civil Rights Museum. Zamora was recently awarded Young Alumnus by Texas A&M Corpus Christi, La Estrella Award in Arts & Humanities by the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Corpus Christi’s 40 under 40 by Young Business Professionals, 1 of 3 Best in Biz Dora Cervera Mirabal Women’s Leadership Award by the Corpus Christi United Chamber of Commerce, and more. Zamora has created murals for Stripes Convenience Stores, the Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Downtown Management District, K Space Contemporary, La Palmera Mall, Hamlin MS, and more coming soon. The painter has participated in exhibitions in North and South Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Corpus Christi’s Annual Day of the Dead, Fiesta de la Flor, 1 of 24 artists selected to participate in Phase I and Phase II of the Loteria Mural in downtown Corpus Christ, and much more. Zamora’s body of work is a devotion to the fundamentals of art and love for the artist’s Mexican heritage. The Artist focuses on what she considers the most important elements of art; Line, Shape, & Color while incorporating Mexican-American iconography.