Bio

     Carmen Flores is a Mexican visual artist who was born and raised in Culiacan, Mexico. She received her B.F.A. at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico in 2003, and in 2010 she obtained a M.A. in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Since 2011 she lives and works in Houston Texas.

     Flores current body of work is focused in drawings that explore the process of adaptation to violence in our society. Common images in her work include outlined silhouettes of people shooting, wounded or crying. In her pieces are also depicted  diagrams of guns and bullets accompanied by text. She borrows imagery from newspapers, police reports and safety tutorials. Her drawings are executed using graphite and chalk. The residual quality of these materials allows her to draw and erase over and over. The erased layers filter through alluding to the remembrance of victims and vulnerability when facing violence.

     Flores' work have been exhibited in Mexico, the United States and Spain. And it's part of the collection of Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Museo de Arte de Mazatlan and Banco del Bajio, Mexico.

© 2017 Carmen Flores