Ramone Muñoz has been engaged in the production of fine art since the early 1970s and received a Master’s Degree in Fine Art Painting from Art Center College of Design in 1990. He has exhibited internationally as well as in Los Angeles and maintains a painting studio near downtown Los Angeles. He is a native of Los Angeles.

Muñoz’s work explores a set of problems which revolve around three primary subjects: geology, archaeology, and the ephemeral nature of human civilization. For more than 30 years he has visited and studied countless archaeological sites throughout the world. These sites continue to inform his work.

Muñoz states: “The earth is a form of geologic clock, and the time that passes from day to day, century to century, is registered in the moving landscape which is in a continual state of flux. Naturally, the occasional earthquake that causes damage creates a stark reminder of how momentary and fragile our urban environments are, and aftershocks seem to re-awaken a primordial anxiety which takes months, sometimes years to fade.”

In many of Muñoz’s paintings, human-made objects are in conflict with terra firma. He observes that as buildings crumble and civilizations come and go, there is a poetic beauty in this reclamation process, one with which most human beings are at odds. Much of Muñoz’s work attempts to address different aspects of this process. He says that, had he chosen a profession outside of the visual arts, he would have been an archaeologist or geologist.

Muñoz’s highly composed paintings reflect a careful analysis of site-specific forms, a reconfiguration of visual elements, and a recomposition within the traditions of abstract painting. Although much of his work appears to be landscape in nature, it is the perception of the slow movement of large formations, geological and archaeological (“Shift Sites”), that fascinates him, more than the depiction of any specific geographic location.

Ramone Muñoz has taught in the Humanities and Graphic Design departments at Art Center College of Design for 35 years. He holds the title of Adjunct Full Professor. He chaired the Integrated Studies program at Art Center for 10 years and was the first recipient of the Edward Adams fellowship at Art Center, named after the school’s founder.



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