Opaline Skies
custom skylight installation
Laminated glass panels, dichroic, acrylic, diffraction film, wood frame, LEDs
34”w x 48”h x 10”d

Absolutely thrilled to have created this custom work for Sherry Hayslip Interiors for her "Utopia" room at Kips Bay Dallas Show House
On view September 25 - October 25, 2020
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is open to the public and located at 5826 Woodland Dr.
Benefitting Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Dear friends, I hope that each of you, your families and friends are safe and healthy. My heart goes out to everyone during these challenging times of public health and the economy.
In an effort to keep our community safe we have postponed our Soluna Festival event. I will communicate new dates as soon as I am able.
Please follow the guidelines suggested by the World Health Organization, the CDC and your local government authorities, and health organizations. Stay safe all! I look forward to seeing you again.

Negotiating Dialogues
A/V Performance
Modern chamber ensemble work, visual performance, spoken word
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 4pm
The Boedeker / Cedars Union
1201 S. Ervay, Dallas, TX
Follow SOLUNA Festival for tickets and more details.

Honored to announce the world premiere performance of Negotiating Dialogues, a multi-movement modern chamber work and visual performance employing improvisation creating a visual and auditory immersive environment. Negotiating Dialogues explores the future societal impact of new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. How will our relationships with each other change as machines increasingly become more a part of our daily lives?
This dynamic visual program uses algorithmic sound analysis to listen to and respond to the music in real time, using light as a material.

Co-commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's SOLUNA Festival and the Cedars Union with generous grant support from Taca and the City of Dallas, Office of Arts & Culture.
This newly commissioned work brings together a creative team featuring Mark Menza, Eric Farrar, Joel Olivas, Jake Luedecke and will be performed by several musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Thank you for giving new works support and a platform to shine in this beautiful city!
Many thanks to the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, The University of Texas at Dallas for additional support.
Photography by Shawn Saumell

Previous Events:

The MAC is pleased to present HYPERLOCAL, a curated exhibition of works by current studio artists at the Cedars Union on view November 16 - December 21, 2019.
Opening reception - Saturday, November 16, 6-9PM map
Saturday, November 23 from 11 AM-6 PM (artists’ studios at Cedars Union will be open for this neighborhood-wide event).

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11 AM-6 PM
Meet the artists of the Cedars neighborhood during this day long tour. I will be at my studio at the Cedars Union. Free and open to the public.
My work at the MAC (above) will also be on view for the Cedars Open Studios Tour day. map

Looking forward to another great event at this year's Art for Advocacy benefiting the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Saturday, November 9, 2019. I am so honored to be showing my work once again at this event.
The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the work they do is so very important for our community. Through their work children escape abuse, neglect and emotionally instability. It gives them hope that they will find safety, security and begin to heal. Together we can heal precious lives. Each time we act to improve the destiny of others, each time we speak out against injustice, each time we advocate for children we send forth hope and light. What we do for others means everything.
If event is sold out you can still support the DCAC through gifts and you may bid on auction items online.

I currently have work showing at the beautiful Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo, TX.
Cerulean Gallery presents, "In Tune", an exhibition of artwork by Mayor Ginger Nelson, Jon Revett, Carmen Menza, and 29 artists featured in High Plains Public Radio’s “Postcards from the High Plains”.
If you are in Amarillo please stop in. Show runs October 17-Dec 20, 2019.

So excited to take part in this year's TACA Party on the Green! I created two neon works for auction and collaborated with my fellow artist Hatziel Flores on a Lexus car wrap.

Deepest gratitude to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's SOLUNA Festival,, Cedars Union and the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and their generous supporters. Thrilled to be a recipient of the TACA New Works Grant and a Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs grant in support of this DSO SOLUNA Festival world premiere performance in April 2020.
Thank you for giving new works support and a platform to shine in this beautiful city!
Many thanks to my fellow artists & collaborators Mark Menza, Eric Farrar and Joel Olivas. Stay tuned for more details about this immersive work.
Stay tuned for more details.

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art Dallas, TX presents, "Unfolding the Sun", a solo exhibition of light based works by Carmen Menza.
Opening reception March 30, 2019. Show runs through June 8, 2019.

I couldn't be happier!!! Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art has asked me to join their roster of incredible artists. I am so delighted to have a home for my light based works and to have the support of Lindsey Carneal & Alan Simmons in my career.

October 2018 - It's been a crazy busy year and this was the cherry on the top!
I am honored and thrilled to announce that I am part of the Cedars Union family! This incredible non-profit arts incubator in Dallas focuses on nurturing the careers of artists. I am excited to start work on several projects and to have the support of this pivotal organization.

Join us in a panel discussion about New Media Art today in North Texas. This panel discussion is a collaboration between The Cedars Union and Ro2 Art. Panelists are: Julie Libersat, James Talambas and Carmen Menza. Moderated by Joshua King - Aurora co-founder.
Click here for more info.

I am excited to announce that my work will be featured this year at Dallas Aurora - Future Worlds. My installation titled The Velocity of Light at the Perot Museum will run from November 3, 2018 - January 6, 2019. It is located on the third floor of the museum within the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. I will also be joining Kimberly Vagner, gemologist at the Perot Museum, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9am - noon for a Day in The Life of a Gemologist and Artist.

So very honored to have been part of ArrayDallas SOLUNAfestival. Array is an Dallas Symphony Orchestra SOLUNAfestival event and the newest multi-sensory music and art exhibit coming to Dallas. Immerse yourself and treat your senses to a different kind of interactive art experience featuring six new commissions by Dallas Artists.
Read more about it here.
And a Facebook link here.

"Beyond 10", my short film made for Bart Weiss, producer of KERA's Frame of Mind, screened as part of Dallas International Film Festival,
Deep in the Heart of Texas Film Festival and as part of the Experiments in Cinema Festival.

So thrilled to be a part of this amazing show at CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY
Artist Talk, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 6-7:30pm
Look for my light sculpture works in the Project Room.

Honored to have been selected for the EXHIBIT Biennial: Origins in Geometry, curated by the juror, Magdalena Mujica de Arria. Magdalena founded GraphicArt Gallery in Carracas, Venezuela.
Show runs July 28 - October 22
The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Honored to have been selected for the opening exhibition of Open Space. Please come and see my light works as well as many other artists works.
Pleased to Meet You Opening Reception
May 20, 2017 5-8pm
203 W Comstock St., Dallas, Tx 75208
Show runs through June 24th. Saturdays 12-4pm or by appointment rest of week. Contact OpenSpace

Thrilled to have our work chosen by CODA Magazine for publication in their "best of" interactive public art category! Scroll down to see "The Theory of Chance" or see it here.

So honored to have shared our installation "The Theory of Chance", selected by curator Aja Martin at Aurora Dallas. Thank you all for your support!
Read all the details here:afterimagecollective
and view a movie on the making of here:
The Theory Of Chance

Our short film Dream Big has now premiered at Aurora Dallas - 2013, screened as an "Official Selection" of the Dallas VideoFest - 2014 and screened as a selection at Dallas VideoFest in Houston - 2015.

My music video Happy Family won a national competition. So excited! Thank you for your votes!