b. 1981 in México
Lives and works in Los Angeles
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine
2007 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
2004 BA, University of California, Los Angeles
2015 YoYoYo Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation
2013 Emerging Artist Grant, California Community Foundation
Public Art Commissions
2016 Metro Expo Line (17th St/SMC Station), Santa Monica, CA
2016-2017 Workbook/Notebook, Armory Center for the Arts at La Casita, Pasadena, CA
Alex’s Room, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
Mansion Magnolia, Shulamit Nazarian, Venice, CA
Houses he wanted to build, Adjunct Positions, Los Angeles, CA
A Vast Furniture, MAK Center & High Desert Test Sites, Los Angeles/29 Palms, CA
My father’s side of Home, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
720 Sq.ft. Shape Seeps Through, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
720 Sq.ft. Household Mutations, G727, Los Angeles, CA
Home—So Different, So Appealing, Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (forthcoming)
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (forthcoming)
Orange County Museum of Art, Pacific Triennial, Newport Beach (forthcoming)
Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA
PlaceBound, Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
On Inhabiting, Ave 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
En La Espera, Me Fui Y Luego Regrese, Mexican Consulate, Los Angeles, CA
The House on Mango Street, The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Perfect Strangers Art & Performance Festival, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
5th Chicana/o Biennial, MACLA, San Jose, CA
Watermelons, no catchies or bouncies, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
Million Year Picnic, Gallery Fu, Japan
Ex nihilo, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA
Unsparing Quality, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
SUR Biennial, Rio Hondo College, Torrance, CA
SUR Biennial, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Tete-a-Tete, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
First Anniversary Show, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Surface Tension_LA, G727, Los Angeles, CA
Birds, Michael’s Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
Latino Heritage Month Exhibition At Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles City Attorneys Office, Los Angeles.
Terra-Byte 3.0, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia.
Press and Publications
Reality and Imagination: Three Unique Shows at the Armory in Pasadena. Artandcakela.com
Wagley, Catherine. Best up-and coming artist, LA weekly
Khoshgozaran, Gelare. “Porous Identification, Radical Transformation and Immigrant Imagination: in the works of Carmen Argote”, contemporary.org
Yates, Calder. “Carmen Argote: Mansion Magnolia at Shulamit Nazarian,” DailyServing.
Slenske, Michael. “Empty House: Carmen Argote Delves Into Family History for her latest Exhibition,” Wallpaper.
Personal Architecture, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. Volume 41, Spring.
The Source.metro.net. Art for the Expo Line: Installation at 17th Street/SMC Station
Merino, Amalia M.. The Source.metro.net. Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at Expo Line’s 17th Street/SMC Station.
Fragoza, Carribean. “Migrant Blueprints: Carmen Argote and the Perpetual Construction of Home,” Arbound/KCET .
Fabrik 25. Emergent Presence. ARTRA Curatorial.
“Wild Cats and Meadowlarks: Creating in L.A.” The Paris Review Blog. http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/10/24/wild-cats-and-meadowlarks-creating-in-l-a/.
“Gold leafing the Dream,” www.blog.alexcmoore.com.
New City Reader, New Museum, New York, NY. http://newcityreader.net
Art News. “720 Sq. Ft. Household Mutations,” G727 gallery.