Carmen studied painting, drawing, photography, and art history in the 70s and 80s, earning a BFA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin. In the 1980s, she managed an alternative art gallery, (Data Gallery) and accompanying artist studios located in the California Hotel on E. 7th Street. It was a labor of love but not profitable. She put her artistic pursuits on hold while supporting herself as a technical writer. Once she retired, she returned to her love of creating art.
Exhibitions and Publications: PO-MO II Exhibition Selçuk University, Turkey, May – June 30, 2020 The disobedient exhibit, Municipality of Montecarotto, Museum of Mail Art, Ancona, Italy, March 2020 Exhibition at Old Bakery and Emporium, Austin, TX, November 2019 SEA - FIRE - HUMAN PROJECT 2019, Athens, Greece, Winter 2019 PO-MO Exhibition Selçuk University, Selçuk, Turkey, 24 May-20 June 2019 West Austin Studio Tour, May 2017 and 2018Due West Exhibits, Austin, TX, May 2017 and 201812th and 14th Annual People's Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall Indie Soleil magazine featured my work, ImaginaryScape, in the November 2016 issue East Austin Studio Tour, 2016, work auctioned at Art Therapy for SIMS Foundation fundraiser