J Muzacz is a passionate artist, advocate, and educator. His expertise in a variety of unique art styles and mediums combined with his cooperative perspective creates an environment of collaboration and engagement. Originally from Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, Muzacz lived and worked abroad for the better half of a decade, painting numerous large-scale murals in countries as far-reaching as New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. He is also co-founder of The Mosaic Workshop, an artist-run creative hub at Something Cool Studios, where community members can learn the process of public art from concept to completion through collaborative and inclusive mural projects on a monumental scale. Past clients and commissions of Muzacz’s include; Facebook, Vice Media, Anheuser-Busch, City of Austin, HUE Mural Festival, Troublemaker Studios, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
We are proud to have his beautiful piece titled “Sahar” as a part of Dreamland. This large-scale mosaic is composed of almost 31,000 hand-placed tiles and depicts the gaze of first-generation American, Sahar Mahmood, who inspired J with the story of her grandparent’s harrowing migration to the United States. The mosaic consists of 128 differently colored tiles and 30 different shades of grout.
Artist Website: https://jmuzacz.com/