Artist: Carmen Lomas Garza, painter

Here are two paintings by contemporary artist, Carmen Lomas Garza. She’s a Mexican-American artist who uses art to tell stories from her childhood and she often shows what makes her community special. What story is she telling us here? What are clues she gives us to help us know what’s happening? How does she draw and paint her people?

Carmen Lomas Garza, Sandía, 1997


Carmen Lomas Garza, Tamalada, 1990

Tamalada | Smithsonian American Art Museum