Born in Chile, Base in Los Angeles Area.
Minga Opazo was born and raised in Chile until the age of 16. She moved to California where she attended The University of California Berkeley and graduated with a major in Art Practice. Later, she moved to Los Angeles where she has continued exploring her art career.
Minga has created an experience that draws and maintains the viewers attention form afar as well as invites you closer, invoking a sense of discovery. As a result of the countless hours of exploration she has created a dialogue with the viewers that gives insight into her story as an artist.
Opazo has had various exhibitions since she move to the Los angeles Area. Including a 9 months installation at the Hud Gallery, Ventura and an 8 month public Space installation at the Community Cancer Hospital in Ventura, CA.
My work is influenced by my heritage. Each art piece and installation has many layers of information that connects to my personal experience as a chilean moving to the United States. My work combines my heritage with my appreciation for nature and acts as a journal of my life. The natural word that surrounds me is constantly changing as I travel. Using natural materials from these places as well as materials from Chile help me feel connected to my heritage while communing with the new place I live. I am particularly interested in the places where nature and repetitive human action overlap. A big theme in my work is the layering of repetition, which when looking closely can be found everywhere in nature yet is in constant change and flow. In my work for example, you see intricate repetition in each print as well as repetition among series of prints with a slight change among individual prints, just as you would see variation in each leaf of a tree. I believe that at its core the natural world is pure simple and calm. My work derives from here.