Through my work I revert the process in which form follows function, referring to actions that hold an established order in society. My purpose is not to build a closed, perfect system, but one that is interwoven with life. This is obtained by interlocking and linking a series of different materials consistently—from chaos to order—by weaving or joining them through other means. Where small changes in initial conditions can lead to large differences in future behavior, preventing long-term prediction.

My work comes from an empirical process that is in constant renewal, where the visual or formal aspects enter into dialogue with the symmetrical composition inherent in everything that human beings design and build. It is sensorial and appeals to a modular design or repetition as a starting point. Dynamic monotony is used as a creative impulse as a vital generator of inquiry. I analyze patterns of human behavior, the quotidian and what takes place in everyday life, what we perceive, and what defines our identity, our mission and place in our environment. My aesthetic concerns are immersed in the present reflecting change in my images. This process helps me to organize reality through representation.

Selected Biographical Information

About the Artist

USA, 1982. Lives and works in Guatemala City.

Education / Training

2009: Course, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, USA.

2005: Graphic Design, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Prizes

2011: First Prize – Artist younger than 30 years of age – III National Engraving Venue, Banco G&T Continental, Guatemala, Guatemala.

Solo Exhibitions

2015: “Any other reality”, Sol del Río Contemporary Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Group Exhibitions

2016: "Recreations A1/2016. Behind Aníbal López", Special Project of the X Bienal Centroamericana, together with Despacio (Costa Rica) and YAXS (Guatemala).
2016: “Juannio 2016”, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2015: “Juannio 2015”, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2014: “Dependencia in Dependencia”, Sol del Río Contemporary Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2014: “Juannio 2014”, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2014: “In Situ”, SOMA, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2013: “Dependencia in Dependencia”, Sol del Río Sol del Río Contemporary Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2013: “Artefactos”, Sol del Río Sol del Río Contemporary Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2013: “Poderosas”, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2013: “Querida Familia”, Alliance Française, Guatemala, Guatemala.
2013: “Plus Volta, Contemporary Graphics”, La Ruleta, Guatemala, Guatemala.
2013: “Innovación – Juannio 2013″, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2012: “Traditions – Juannio 2012″, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2011: “Arte 12″, Sol del Contemporary Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2011: “Third National Engraving Venue”, Archeology and Ethnology Museum, Guatemala, Guatemala.
2009: “Americas Help Haiti Arts Project”, Watergate Gallery, Washington DC, USA.
2003: “Agua color de Vida”, Carlos Mérida Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Publications

“Representación de Biofilia”, Newspaper Publinews, Guatemala, Guatemala, 2015.
“La Agenda, Guatemala”, Brochure, Municipalidad de Guatemala, 2014.
“Premian las artes gráficas”, Newspaper Prensa Libre, page 50, March 2011.

Links

“Recreations A-1/2016. Behind Aníbal López”, Special Project of the X Bienal Centroamericana, Costa Rica.
http://www.bienalcentroamericana.com/2016/08/05/recreaciones-12016-tras-anibal-lopez-2/
“Contemporain”, “Erica Muralles et ses Labyrinthes”, France, 2015.
http://www.contemporain.com/art/artistes/erica-muralles-hazbun.html
“Arte al Límite”, “Laberintos”, Chile, 2015.
http://www.arteallimite.com/noticias-perfil/erica-muralles-hazbun--laberintos
“International Foundation Women Artists” - “Erica Muralles Hazbun- The Labyrinths”, NY, 2015.
https://ifwartistsblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/erica-muralles-hazbun-the-labyrinths/

Collections

Banco G&T Continental, Guatemala, Guatemala.