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, and Art Center of Corpus Christi. Zamora has curated art exhibitions at La Retama Central Library, Janet Harte Library, & the Tejano Civil Rights Museum, and more. Zamora was recently awarded the Young Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University Alumni Association and voted Best Fine Arts Painter in The Bend Magazine’s Local List. Zamora other accolades include 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, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Hamlin MS, Garcia Arts & Education Center, Hermann & Hermann Law Firm, ECDC, 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 celebration, 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 focus on what she considers the most important elements of art; Line, Shape, & Color, while incorporating Mexican-American iconography.