Blanca Muñoz

Madrid, 1963

Blanca Muñoz got her Fine Arts Degree at the Complutense University of Madrid. She was awarded a scholarship by the Italian government in the Calcografía Nazionale (1989), and by the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome (1990); likewise by the Management of Foreign Affairs in Mexico (Mexico City 1992). She also received a Leonardo Scholarship from the Foundation of Researchers and Cultural Creators (BBVA 2014) and has been awarded numerous prizes for engraving and sculpture, among which was the National Engraving Prize, obtained in 1999. In 2019 she was named Academic Elect by the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Her open air monument sculptures were exhibited at: Altiva, the Masaveu Foundation in Madrid 2019; at Talisman, the Banca March Madrid (2016); Géminis. In the Cesar Tower created by Norman Foster in Madrid (2009); Panta rei, Málaga (2008); Eclíptica, at the Congress Palace in Badajoz (2006; Perseidas II, at the Park of La Curva de Elorrieta, Bilbao (2004); Leónidas, at the Principe Pío Station Madrid (2004).

Her last solo exhibitions were: Strands of light at the San Fernando Fine Arts Academy in Madrid (2020); Coming and Going at the Marlborough Gallery Madrid (2018); Recapitulation at the Marlborough Gallery Barcelona (2016); Sunflower, Marlborough Gallery in Madrid (2015); From steel to gold at the MiniMasterpiece Gallery Paris (2013); Circumnavigation 1990 – 2012, at Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid (2013; Superficial at the Marlborough Gallery Maddrid (2012); Cave of Stars at the Gallera Salon, Valencia (2010); the Jewels of Blanca Muñoz exhibited at the Grassy Jeweler’s shop Madrid (2010); and Blue Dance , the Marlborough Gallery Chelsea New York (2009).

Her work has also been shown at the National Library of Spain, and at the National Museum at the Art Centre Reina Sofía, likewise the the National Museum of the Prado in Spain.

Exhibited Works

  • “Caníbal”, etching with stainless steel rods, 2004.

"My etching Cannibal is an interpretation of the idea that arises when thinking about how two galaxies, as they approach each other and attracted by their gravitational force, comes a time when the largest swallows its companion and thus becomes a single galaxy but more massive. It is what astronomers call galactic cannibalism. This same idea takes shape in a monumental sculpture with a stainless steel tube where its versatility becomes more apparent".