Carmen Lomas Garza was born 1948 in Kingsville, Texas. The initial roots of her artwork lay in her family, to whom she is close, and in the Chicano Movement. Garza's parents had been involved in political organizing through the American GI Forum, and Garza followed in their footsteps by organizing Chicanos on her college campus. Garza later wrote that the Chicano Movement nourished her goal of being an artist and gave her back her voice.
She says that her artistic creations helped her "heal the wounds inflicted by discrimination and racism." "I felt like I had to start with my earliest recollections of my life and validate each event or incident by depicting it in a visual format."
Garza currently lives in San Francisco, Ca.
Garza grew up in Kingsville, Texas and was physically punished for speaking Spanish in Elementary school. Garza also grew up with discrimination and racism.
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