Corina del Carmel was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, an industrial city of Northern Mexico.
She grew up with a family where curiosity and imagination were supported and encourage and at a very early age, drawing became a way to create worlds of her own imagination. As a child she went to many different schools in many different cities, which ingrained in her the desire to move and travel.[show_more]At the age of twelve, Corina started oil painting and although she studied Visual Arts at the University of Nuevo Leon, she considers herself a self-though painter/artist.
After graduating and becoming a member of the Faculty of Visual Arts with a BA in Graphic Arts, she traveled throughout Mexico. She lived and painted among the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon, Huichol Indians, the Mixtecs in Oaxaca and the Mayan of Yucatan and Chiapas.
Corina’s work is very prolific. Her artwork goes from paintings that evokes her Mexican birthplace offering a perspective of her homeland with a sociopolitical consciousness gleaned after emigrated to California. And to creations of inner and mystical journeys, that have been influenced by living close to nature in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, where she keeps her permanent studio. She is an avid gardener and traveler.
Corina has exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. From 2000 to 2006, she lived in Berlin, half of the year, where she painted and broaden her talents producing a comprehensive body of work that include different artistic printings techniques.
Corina’s art and travels has been interwoven to produce an multi-cultural perspective. Her awards and exhibits have aroused interest in the art community, her work is now part of many private collections around the world.[/show_more]