Patrick McGrath Muñiz is a Houston-based artist from Puerto Rico who works primarily in oil paintings on canvas and retablos. His work is inspired by Renaissance, Baroque, and Latin American colonial paintings while addressing issues such as colonialism, consumerism, and climate change.
Some of his previous solo shows have been at Museo de las Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Museo Convento de las Capuchinas in Antigua, Guatemala, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona, La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, Californa, and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas. McGrath Muñiz work has also been shown at the Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Spanish Colonial Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and Museo de Arte de El Salvador.
McGrath Muñiz obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Fine Arts from the School of Fine Arts of San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2003, and a Masters Degree (Suma Cum Laude) from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. His work is in the permanent collection of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Spanish Colonial Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, in Mesa, Arizona, as well as a number of private collections in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, including the collection of the actor Johnny Depp.