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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Día de los Muertos <1977>
Homenaje a Frida Kahlo: El Día de los Muertos <1978>
Self-Portraits <1980>
Cajas y Otras Cosas <1982>
W x W (Women by Women) <1985>
14th Annual Día de los Muertos <1985>
From Tradition to Innovation: El Sabor <1993>
A Defiant Legacy: 1970-1995 <1995>
Papel Picado: The Paper Cut-Outs of Carmen Lomas-Garza <1999>
Trazos: Myth and Memory <2005>
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Carmen Lomas-Garza

Carmen Lomas Garza was born on September 12, 1948 in Kingsville, Texas, which is near the Mexican border. Her parents encouraged her to follow her dream of being an artist from the time she was a little girl. She would practice drawing everyday and took art lessons while growing up. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Texas Arts and Industry University, her master’s degree in education from Juarez-Lincoln/Antioch Graduate School, and another master’s degree in art from San Francisco University. She has had many solo exhibitions, and has won numerous awards, and accolades. She has worked with oil, acrylics, lithographs, and papel picado, which is Mexican cut-paper art. She has work on display in many art museums, and has a piece on display at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. She is not only an artist, she is also an illustrator, art instructor, curator, and writer. Her first book was Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia. This book tells of her childhood experiences growing up in Texas. With each picture is a "story" about the tradition or family event displayed in that picture. Her second book is a compilation of more stories and pictures of family events.