Carla Elena Name's painting crosses the threshold of the 20th century to the 21st century.



His influences come from the naturalistic and expressionist nude, from elements of surrealism (automatic writing and dream), from the "spirit" of the first period of abstraction and from some Action painting techniques.




She is a self-referential artist, her intimate work, at the same time exuberant and profound, recalls the great confessional exercises of Saint Augustine (one of his most important exhibitions was called "Permission and censorship").




Her visual trajectory is like the visual diary of a woman who speaks of herself with authenticity and ease, works with her - and sometimes with her double or Alter ego - because they are topics that she knows well. However, the most recent art of Carla Elena emphasizes an "I" that focuses on the contemplation and knowledge of "itself".



The works of this Mexican artist have been presented in important art galleries as well as in cultural spaces -public and private- of Mexico, the United States and Europe.





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This is how Carla Elena's work shows a unique and original beauty, in the nudes, the feminine faces, the abstract ones, the equine representation, with strong and soft features that reflect the sensitivity of the artist. Carla Elena, with her work traps us in the privilege of unconsciousness, captivates the mind and soul, leading to an introspective reflection.

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  • Solo Exhibitions

2018 - On April, “Línea Liquida” 

Exhibition at Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, Ca. With 15 works of art in “Raul Anguiano” Gallery.

2015 - On May 25, “Dialogues in Disadvantage"

The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, inaugurated the exhibition "Dialogues in Disadvantage" with 25 works of art in the "Fernando Cano" University Gallery.

2015 - On May 25, “Dialogues in Disadvantage"

The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, inaugurated the exhibition "Dialogues in Disadvantage" with 25 works of art in the "Fernando Cano" University Gallery.

2014 - On July 17, “Genesis"

The National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) inaugurated the 36th of its work in the José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City.

2013 - Gallery of the National Lottery Building Mexico City. "Reflexes"

Exhibition with which the National Campaign for Breast Cancer Prevention in Mexico begins, with the images of Her work in the Open Gallery of the General Hospital of Zone 1 Carlos Macgregor, Mexico City.

Hall  of the Mexican Plastic.

Ibiza, Spain.

National Polytechnic Institute.

Gallery of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

Steiner Gallery in Vienna.

2012 - Museum Moya in Vienna.

Museum of Louvre Paris, with the National Society of Fine Arts.

National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City.

Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico City.

Ibiza Arctic Blue Gallery, in Ibiza, Spain.

"Horizons on the skin" IMSS Gallery Mexico City.

2011 - José Luis Cuevas Museum "Horse from the Line to the Abstraction

Gallery Gora, Montreal

Televisa Space,

Mexico Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City

2010 - "Ibero-American Artists in New York" Jadite Gallery, New York.

2009 - Carrousel du Louvre, Louvre, Paris France.

"Collective Exhibition of Camden Art Gallery's artists" (March 21-April 10),

London England; Madison Gallery,

La Jolla, EU; "IX Ibero-American Meeting of Women 2008".

"The magic of the diverse and the free" Congress of the Union (14-21 December).

"Absences Present" Secretariat for Social Development (November 23 to December 10).

"Paths" Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 20-May 30),

Galerie 64, Paris (March 23-April 10).

"On this walk"  PEMEX  Executive Tower, Mexico (8-31 March).

2008 - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris France (24-25 October).

"Collective Exhibition of Camden Art Gallery's artists".

Camden Art Gallery London, England.

Madison Gallery (February 16 - March 30)

La Jolla US. "VIII Ibero-American Meeting of Women.

"Absences Gifts" Polyforum Siqueiros, (4-22 August).

"Roads"  Buenos Aires, Argentina (July 19 - October 19).

"The Secret" and "Absences Graphic Gifts" ISSSTE.

Campeche (4-30 June),

Tabasco (July 5 - August 1),

Veracruz (August 10 to September 26),

Puebla (October 6 to November 28).

"Absences Graphic Presentations" Mexican Institute of Petroleum (February 26-March 3),

Ciudadela Theater (April 5-May 20).

José Martí Cultural Center (March 5-23).

"Permission and Censorship" (February 14-March 1) SAT D.F

2007 - "Permission and Censorship”

"Secrets, Ghosts and Longings" Secretary of Energy (November 23 to December 19).

Mexican Post Palace (March 8-30).

Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport (March 8-30).

Mexican Institute of Petroleum.

"The body of memory" José Solé Forum of the ISSSTE (December 13-20).

Ciudadela Theater (6-12 December).

Zapata Subway station (November 6-29); Mexico City.

South IRS Local Administration (10-25 October).

Mexico Ministry  of Energy (August 21-31).

Jamaica Subway Station (4-30 July): Mexico City.

“1 of October” Hospital  (6 June-3 of July)..

Mexico City Secretary of Finance (May 8-30).

Ciudadela Theater (April 2-May 3).

Benito Juárez Home of Culture (March 21-April 2).

Auditorium of the Hidalgo Center of the Mexican IRS  (March 7-19).

"Itinerant”: National Polytechnic Institute  (April - July).

National Polytechnic Institute,  Zacatenco Campus  (January 30 to March 30).

2006 - "Secrets, ghosts and longings" National Polytechnic Institute,

Gustavo A. Madero, City Hall.

"Permission and Censorship" Saint  Ildefonso College.

National Congress of the Arts,  Mexico City Secretary.

National Polytechnic Institute (March 6-April 22)

2005 - "Silences and Manifestations" Tzalam Gallery, Mexico D.F.,

Martha's Gallery of Mauro, Tampa Florida. (May 26-31).

"Silences and Manifestations" Angel Gallery of Engraving.

Home of Culture of Reynosa A.C.

Tampa Florida US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

International Women's Organization, Bank of America.

Performing Arts Center of Tampa.

Gallery of Julio, San Diego California.

2004 - "The Body of the Memory" Museum of Mexico City (May 14-June 20),

"Woman creation and time" Dolores Olmedo Museum.

2003 - "Retrospective"  Arcadio Pagaza Museum.

"Body of the memory"

Itinerant: Home of Culture Jaime Sabines,

Home of Culture San Ángel, Mexico City

"Nude" Itinerant: in several Home of Culture of Mexico State (EDOMEX)

  • Collective Exhibitions

2017 - "The Soul of Mexico" Galerie 203 Montreal. Glen.

2016 - "Soul of Mexico Gateway Art Center New York, NY

2015 - "Women in the art" Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (EDOMEX)

2013 - Mexico National Palace of Fine Arts.- Adam Boari Hall

Articblue Gallery. Ibiza, Spain.
Galerie 64, France.
National Polytechnic Institute Mexico City

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2012 - Museum Moya in Vienna

Museum of Louvre du Paris, with the National Society of Fine Arts

Mexico Palace of Fine Arts .- Adam Boari Hall

National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City

Ministry of Communications and Transportation in Mexico City.

Mexican Congress. Collective exhibition Latin American Directory of the Plastic Arts, Desert of the Lions.

2010 - "Ibero-American Artists in New York" Jadite Gallery, New York. (1-15 mole)

2009 - Carrousel du Louvre, Louvre, Paris France.

"Collective Exhibition of Camden Art Gallery's artists" (21 mzo-10 apr), London England.

Madison Gallery, La Jolla, California  USA 

"IX Ibero-American Meeting of Women 2008". Mexican Congress. Collective exhibition.

Directory of Fine Arts Latin America, Desert of the Lions.

2008 - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris France (24-25 oct).

"Collective Exhibition of Camden Art Gallery's artists" Camden Art Gallery London, England;

Madison Gallery (16 Feb-30 mzo), La Jolla, California. USA

"VIII Latin American Meeting of Women 2007", Itinerant:  National Polytechnic Institute (Apr-Jul). 

National Polytechnic Institute,  Zacatenco Campus (30 Jan-30 mzo).

2005 - "Silences and Manifestations" Angel Gallery of Engraving,

Home of Culture  Reynosa Non profit organization.

Tampa Florida USA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

International Women's Organization, Bank of America, 

Performing Arts Center of Tampa,

Gallery of Julio, San Diego California.

2004 - "Silences and Manifestations" Home of culture  Reynosa, Non profit organization.

2003 - "Nude" Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (EDOMEX), 

Collective next to Tomás Sánchez and Pedro Peralta in Miami, Florida.

2002 - Mexican Culture Museum,

Iberoamerican University, 

Mars Camp of the Presidential General Staff., "Holi-Art".

2001 - Iberoamerican University  (UIA) Mexico City

Frontón Bosques,

2000 - Iberoamerican University  (UIA) Mexico City

  • Awards

2013 - Tribute in the National 189 Issue  of  July 3, with the image of her  artwork: · "In the Light" into  the ticket  of the National Lottery for Public Assistance.

2010 - Recognition by President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, as Outstanding Woman Mexican Artist. 

2009 - "Woman of Salt" special award for the National Hall of Fine Arts in the Salon Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.

2008  - Selection of work promotion of labor equity rights for Public Administration by Mexican National Women's Institute
Her Artwork selected,  as Image commemorative of the 5th Anniversary of Banorte Woman.

Selection of work Ibero-American women's meeting.

2007 - Jury of plastic arts contest 2007 ISSSTE,

Jury of plastic arts contest  National Polytechnic Institute.

Image of year for  the  Mexican National Women's Institute

2006 - The work forms part of the aesthetic cultural heritage of:

· UNAM,
· Pascual Foundation,
· Secretariat of Communications,
· Secretary of Energy,
· PEMEX
· Mexican Institute of Petroleum,
· National Polytechnic Institute,
· ISSSTE.