Carmen Argote

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

Solo Exhibitions

18th Street Arts Center Artist Lab, Santa Monica, CA

Pyramids, Panel LA, Los Angeles, 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

Group Exhibitions

Names Printed in Black, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Omega Workshop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY
Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Monarchs, Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE
Tierra.Sangre.Oro. Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
Home—So Different, So Appealing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Orange County Museum of Art, Pacific Triennial, Newport Beach
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.
Wagley, Catherine. Best up-and coming artist, LA weekly
Khoshgozaran, Gelare. “Porous Identification, Radical Transformation and Immigrant Imagination: in the works of Carmen Argote”,
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 Art for the Expo Line: Installation at 17th Street/SMC Station

Merino, Amalia M.. 
The 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.
“Gold leafing the Dream,”

New City Reader, New Museum, New York, NY.
Art News. “720 Sq. Ft. Household Mutations,” G727 gallery.