ABOUT

profile straight color closeup dolores wall JM20J Muzacz is from Houston, Texas and is currently based in Austin. Graduating with a degree in Sociology from the University of Texas, Muzacz has a keen eye on community dynamics developing cultural relevance in his public works.

11005078_1540306066222649_1076119733_aOver the last 15 years, Muzacz has worked internationally, teaching and working odd jobs alongside mural painting in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand to name a few. Through this rigorous work/travel lifestyle, the artist has amassed an impressive portfolio of large-scale walls and commissions for numerous businesses, residences and high-profile spaces in the public sector and is now uniquely poised to install dynamic, informed, site-specific artwork for a diversity of clients and spaces.

In 2013, Muzacz published a book while living on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. Life Is Sweet: The Story of a Sugarcane Field is a 60-page, full-color, bilingual (English & Japanese) children’s story teaching the appreciation of nature and the value of a hard day’s work. Muzacz’s impressive 432-page debut, JAPAN 365: A Drawing-A-Day Project (2012) which includes 365 ball pen drawings completed in 2011, is also available in print and for sale online.

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Students from the Mexican American Cultural Center program Caminos, a LatinX teen internship, help mentor artist J. Muzacz at the opening reception of his solo exhibition Stained Slabs and car show at the Dougherty Arts Center, summer 2018.

Muzacz has taught Urban Painting and Street Art classes through the City of Austin’s Totally Cool Totally Art teen program for four years, mentored the Caminos mural painting and mosaic making interns at the Mexican American Cultural Center for the last two years, and has been developing unique art curriculum and teaching for Skybridge Academy for three years, an alternative junior and high school setting in Dripping Springs.

In personal work, he is developing his iconic stained-glass painting technique in both large-scale mosaic murals and smaller gallery and commission works, as well as experimenting with various media including neon and LED lighting, acrylic and MDF sculptural works, glass mosaic art and other permanent installation processes. Recent notable shows include The People’s Gallery 2018 at Austin City Hall,  Bombay Sapphire US Artisan Series Regional Showcase at Art on 5th, and a ground-breaking large-scale solo exhibition titled “Stained Slabs” at the Dougherty Arts Center.

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Front facade of the Dougherty Arts Center including mural art by J. Muzacz, 2016.

Earlier this year, Muzacz unveiled his anticipated pixel art glass mosaic, a 13 ft x 21 ft permanent public art commission for the Georgetown Municipal Courthouse. The piece consists of 53,940 individually hand-placed glass tiles, depicting an impressionistic view of local landmark Lake Georgetown as seen from the Jim Hogg Campground.

El Arbol glass mosaic mural installed in the lobby of the Georgetown Municipal Courthouse, 13x21ft 2019 by J Muzacz

El Arbol glass mosaic mural installed in the lobby of the Georgetown Municipal Courthouse, 13x21ft 2019 by J Muzacz

 

Andy Sharp photography, for the Wilco Sun Georgetown Newspaper, taken of the Artist J. Muzacz in front of his "El Arbol" glass mosaic mural at the opening ceremony, in the lobby of the new municipal courthouse.

Andy Sharp photography, for the Wilco Sun Georgetown Newspaper, taken of the Artist J. Muzacz in front of his “El Arbol” glass mosaic mural at the opening ceremony, in the lobby of the new municipal courthouse

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