Carmen Parra


(Mexico City, 1944) is a Mexican painter. Her work is inspired by the iconography of New Spanish art - angels, archangels, architectural spaces, altars, eagles, butterflies and flowers. She is the daughter of the architect Manuel Parra and María del Carmen Rodríguez Peña. She had a multidisciplinary training. She studied theater at the National Preparatory School number 5 of the UNAM and later began her studies in social anthropology at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. She also studied graphic design for cinema at the Royal College of Arts in London, painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1964, and music at the Villalobos Institute in Rio de Janeiro. On her return to Mexico she completed her studies at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving La Esmeralda. Also a student of Juan Soriano, she has a rich and personal career, she has exhibited in Mexico and in various parts of the world. She has dabbled in various techniques, such as oil, gouache, relief on amate paper, screen printing, among others. She has eight publications on her work, eight catalogs of her exhibitions, as well as illustrated several literary works.
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