carmen menza

You Are My Sun, Aurora Borealis 1
Aluminum, acrylic, dichroic film, mixed media, LEDs, transformer
38" diameter x 4"d
2023

See more work at my Instagram @carmenmenzaart and message me for inquiries. I am happy to have to you come visit my studio to see works in person.



Current/Coming Events:

I have been creating work for this Meow Wolf exhibit and am so excited to finally share with you! Do not miss coming to visit this amazing permanent experiential installation. Grand Opening is July 14th! Get your tickets now.

Explore the transformative power of creative energy at Meow Wolf’s The Real Unreal. When an ordinary family encounters the extraordinary, an inspiring tale of chosen family, community, and the power of imagination unfolds within a mesmerizing, interactive artscape. Featuring a massive collaboration between Texas and Santa Fe based artists, Meow Wolf Grapevine expands into a new era of art and storytelling.
















Past Events:

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to announce Chroma Luminescence, a two-person exhibition featuring Lumen paintings by Jerry Cabrera & illuminated sculptures and mixed media paintings Carmen Menza.

Press Release

Opening Reception
April 1, 2023
6-8pm
Exhibit runs April 1-29, 2023
Octavia Art Gallery
700 Magazine Street, Ste. 103
New Orleans, LA 70130




Friday, February 10, 6-9pm
Opening Reception & performances for Women-Life-Freedom exhibit
Arts Fort Worth
1300 Gendy St. Ft. Worth TX
Exhibit Dates: Feb. 6 - Feb. 25


Saturday, January 7th, 6-9pm
Opening Reception & performances for Women-Life-Freedom DFW exhibit Irving Arts Center, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062


October 22, 2022
Please join me for an open studio tour with other artists in the Tin District. Art Walk West 2022 Open Studio Tour. 11AM - 5PM
2512 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, TX
You can find other information here.


September 16-18, 2022
Join me at the Westedge Dallas Design Fair. Booth #340.




Translating Light
Mesquite Arts Center, Main Gallery
1527 N Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149
April 4 - Jun 25, 2022
Opening Reception May 5, 2022
6:30-8:30pm
Also featuring Mesquite Art Center's Courtyard Concert Series with Sarah Carrino 7-9pm





Open Studio Tour
April 23, 2022
12pm - 4pm
Tin District
2512 Sylvan Ave. Dallas, Tx 75212
Come visit me and other artists of the Tin District for our spring 2022 Open Studio Tour.
You can find a guide to other artists here. Just click on the "Meet the Artists" navigation at top.



September 25, 2021
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center's "Art for Advocacy" live auction
My work "Unfolding the Sun" will be part of this year's auction raising funds for abused children in our community. For more information go here.


September 18, 2021
I am filled with gratitude for all those who came to our performance of Negotiating Dialogues and to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Cedars Union, TACA and the city of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs for your generosity and support. Thank you for shining a light on art in this city.




Negotiating Dialogues
World Premiere - Dallas Symphony Orchestra and The Cedars Union Co-Commission
Modern chamber work with generative visuals

September 18, 2021, 4-6pm
The Cedars Union
1219 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215
More information and tickets through the Dallas Symphony Orchestra here.

Dallas, Texas (July 23, 2021) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announces the rescheduled date for the world premiere of Negotiating Dialogues by Dallas-based artist Carmen Menza. The work will premiere at The Boedeker Building (Cedars Union) on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 4:00PM. Tickets are $10 and are available on the DSO’s website here.

Negotiating Dialogues is a modern chamber work for clarinet, viola, cello, vibraphone and spoken poetry that employ an environment of both recorded and live players. “In Negotiating Dialogues I wanted to explore how our dialogue with one another is evolving in light of technological advances in communication. What might be the future societal impact of these technologies?” said Menza. A central element of this work will be improvisation and reconstruction of the original composition through real time recordings of players that are manipulated and played back in subsequent movements. Generative animation responds to music through software creating a dialogue between music and visuals. “It is theme and variations in a new light.”


Created by Menza in collaboration with Mark Menza, Joel Olivas and Eric Farrar, Negotiating Dialogues is a recipient of a grant from the TACA New Works Fund and is a recipient of an Arts Activate 2020/City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture grant.