In 1967, Beatriz Zamora started her studies in Art History in the Instituto de Cultura Superior, A.C. in 1972 she moved to France to continue her painting studies at L’École des Beaux Art in Paris, France. Years later she moved to New York where she lived from 1979 until 1988.
Since 1978, the more than 4,000 works produced by Beatriz Zamora are all titled the same way: El Negro, followed by a serial number. As the artist has stated, black is nothing but the result of a mental, spiritual work and an absolute necessity to find it, it started with the experimentation of materials initiated in 1963 by using soil. After having explored the use of plain soil on canvas, in 1977 she presented at the Palacio de Bellas Artes a serie titled, "La Tierra", that can be considered an antecedent of ecological awareness as well as point to the fragility of ecosystems of great relevance today.
The search for the absolute and the infinite through her art and throughout her more than fifty-year career, has led her to utilize a monochromatic minimalist palette this becoming a rare example, her own version of minimalism, in Mexico.