Carmen Parra


Carmen Parra, the daughter of the architect Manuel Parra and María del Carmen Rodríguez Peña, was born in Mexico City in 1944. A multidisciplinary artist and polymath, her artistic education began in 1959-1964 at the Universidad Nacional de México’s (UNAM) Escuela Preparatoria No. 5, where she studied theater, and then at Mexico City’s Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia.


A citizen of the world and an avid student of every form of artistic expression, she studied graphic design for film at London’s Royal College of Arts, painting at Rome’s Accademia di Belle Arti and music at Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto Villalobos, finally returning to Mexico to conclude her studies at La Esmeralda. These experiences were the starting point for her artistic career.


Throughout her busy artistic career, Carmen Parra has felt a close kinship to colonial-era artists, finding inspiration in their time and their iconography — altars, baroque architecture, angels, archangels, eagles, butterflies and flowers abound in her work. The world of El Aire populates her dreams. Her brush and her inexhaustible imagination embody her experiences and create their own language. Declaring herself to be the nation’s witness, Mexico’s roots are Carmen Parra’s wings.




Versión en EspañolWork

Águila Real

 Óleo sobre tela, 2018, 137 X 137 cm.

Ángel de la Independencia

Grabado al azúcar, 2010, 147 x 70 cm.


Serigrafía con hoja de oro / 89 x 70 cm. / 2018.

San Miguel Arcángel

Óleo sobre tela, 2019, 300 x 300 x 4.5 cm.

Tobías y el Arcángel San Rafael

Mixta, acrílico sobre tela, 2020, 182 X 125 cm.

Virgen de Guadalupe
(Todo lo que somos llegó en barco)

Óleo y hoja de oro de 24 k sobre lino / 210 X 150 X 10 cm. / 2017.

Virgen de Guadalupe

Grabado en cobre, aguafuerte, aguatinta c/hoja de oro / 85 x 61.5 cm. / 2019.

Virgen de Guadalupe protegiendo al mundo

Óleo sobre tela / 104 x 63 cm. / 2020.


Av. Club de Golf Lomas Oeste 128.
Fracc. Lomas Country Club.
Huixquilucan, Estado de México.