Carmen Oliver was born in Mexico City. Over the last three decades, she has been painting and showing her work in both Mexico and the United States. In 2000, Oliver’s work was included in the Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze, Firenze, Italy. She has made Texas her home since 2002. Combining abstract and representational elements, her current work lyrically pays homage to all women. She is the director at El Estudio where she has been teaching art since 2006.