Bio

Miguel Angél Monzón was born in San Bernardino, CA in 1989 but has lived most of his life in Phoenix, AZ.  He graduated summa cum laude at Arizona State University with a BFA in Intermedia in 2016. His work often deals with his experience as a first generation Mexican-American and the language barrier within that context. He works in traditional as well as non-traditional media and employs the strategies that are best suited for the subject matter he is pursuing. He, like early modern artists is dedicated experimentation in a process that is forever evolving. Monzón is well versed in media production from conceptualization, shooting, to post production and is invested in drawing influence from this type of media and it’s processes into his painting/printmaking and vise versa.

 

Statement

This planet spins at a 1,000 miles an hour while simultaneously orbiting the sun at 67,000 miles an hour.  The entire solar system whirls around the center of our galaxy at 490,000 miles an hour.  The human heart beats approximately 2.5 billion times during the average lifespan.  It takes a group of photons 100-300 microseconds to stimulate a neural response in the visual areas of our brain.  Our white blood cells crawl against the current of blood flow along the lining of our blood vessels to reach damaged tissues.  Our lives are confined or defined by movement; our physicality is only relevant in its relation to other objects.  Thus my art can only exist because of movement and for movement.  The elements will always create a dialogue between each other that oscillates between micro and macro.  Whether a composition on a picture plane, a moving image, or a conversation on a public sidewalk.