Carmen Argote (b. 1981 in Guadalajara, Mexico) is a Los Angeles-based artist focusing on the exploration of personal history through architecture and the spaces that she inhabits. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Commonwealth & Council (2016), MAK Center for Art and Architecture (2015), Adjunct Positions (2015), and Human Resources (2014) in Los Angeles, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice (2016), and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (2013). In 2016, she completed an MTA commission for the Metro Expo Line station at 17th and Colorado in Santa Monica, adjacent to 18SAC and Santa Monica College. Argote received her MFA from UCLA in 2007, and was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan in 2009. Argote was recently included in the prestigious 2018 Made in L.A. biennial exhibition at the Hammer Museum, curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale. Argote’s current exhibition, If only it were that easy… is on view at the Main Gallery at 18th Street Arts Center through March 23, 2018.