Lucy Carranza

(832)-513-9980 Houston,Tx

As a transgender Latina artist, my experiences have deeply informed and inspired my work. Being raised in El Paso and now residing in Houston, I have faced numerous obstacles related to my gender identity. Through my art, I explore the fragility of the human experience, whether through individual struggles or the broader environmental impact of human actions. As someone who is disconnected from my own cultural roots, I strive to explore my heritage in non-traditional ways, using my unique perspective to create new and innovative forms of expression.


University of Houston, Bachelor of Fine Arts

(BFA)Photography/Digital Media

Academic Community:

Lucy Carranza's academic journey at the University of Houston was not merely a solitary pursuit of knowledge but a vibrant and collaborative experience that brought her closer to an exceptional community of artists. One standout figure in this community is Francis Giampetro, her mentor during her four years of college.

Francis Giampetro, with whom Lucy worked closely, played an indispensable role in shaping her artistic path. It was through his guidance, expertise, and unwavering inspiration that she acquired much of her knowledge and honed her creative skills. Francis's mentorship went beyond academic boundaries, providing Lucy with invaluable insights that continue to enrich her artistic pursuits. 

 The academic community at the University of Houston introduced Lucy to a diverse array of remarkable artists, spanning across staff, faculty, and fellow students. This environment of artistic diversity fostered collaboration, creative cross-pollination, and a rich tapestry of experiences. It is within this community that she drew inspiration, shared ideas, and forged lasting connections that have contributed significantly to her artistic vision.

May 2023


Needle Felting Workshop Instructor - RedBud Gallery Houston, TX

January 2024

Visitor Service Associate - Houston Center of Contemporary Craft

November 2023 - Present

Gallery/Studio Renovation Artisan - Houston 4231 Bellaire Blvd

October 2023 - Present

Home Renovation Artisan - Pearland, TX

November 2023 - Present

Fabricator - (HAA)Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, TX

September 2023 - Present

Temporary Gallery Supervisor- RedBud Art Center, Houston, TX

September 2023

Studio Assistant / Fabricator - Corn Maze, Houston, TX

May 2023 - November 2023

Freelance Photographer, Houston TX

November 2018 - PRESENT

Fabricator PDM - University of Houston System (UHS) 

July 2023 - August 2023

Studio Technician (Sculpture), University of Houston System (UHS) 

August 2018 - June 2023

Assistant Fabricator (Floating Shelves), University of Houston

JULY 2022 - OCTOBER 2022

Graphic Design Assistant Artisian, University of Houston

MAY 2022 - JUNE 2022

Fence Repair Contract - Hurricane Recovery, Houston, TX

September 2017


Menil Collection, Aurora Picture Show BYOB W/Dranat Vasquez and Hailey Lassiter


Houston, TX 

May 8th, 2022

University of Houston, Blaffer Museum Annual Student Exhibition


Houston, TX 

May 9th, 2022 - May 22th, 2022

Alta Arts Gallery, “No Place Like Home” Group Exhibition Installation Curated by Sebastien Boncy

“Altar Para La Tierra” - Complete Installation   

Houston, TX 

April 14th - April 29th, 2023

Sawyer Yards Sabine Street Studios, “All Roads Lead to Home” Group Exhibition Curated by Sebastien Boncy

“Altar Para La Tierra” - Complete Installation

Houston, TX

May 25th - July 8th, 2023

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco Public Art in the Atrium 24

“Altar Para La Tierra” - Photographs

Dallas, TX

June 12th - October 17, 2023

Millepiani Art Space, International Group Exhibition “I Want to Believe” Curated by LoosenArt

“Altar Para La Tierra” - Photographs

Rome, Italy

July 18th - July 28th, 2023

Assembly Art Gallery, Suite F - Collaboration W/ Artist Lorena Molina 

“At What Cost: Part II”

Houston, TX

July 28th - September 2nd, 2023

Sawyer Yards Sabine Street Studios - Collaboration W/ Artist Lorena Molina 

“At What Cost: Part II”

Houston TX

October 18th - November 11th, 2023

Frisco Discovery Center Art Gallery - “Memento Mori” Group Show 

“Altar Para La Tierra” - Complete Installation

Dallas, TX

October 22nd - November 11th, 2023

Renowned Four Part Magazine Series; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

“Whispers of Regret”

Houston TX

December 16th 2023 - January 16th, 2025


George R. Bunker Scholarship in Art


School of Art Project Funds for Bachelor Students


Artist Fellowship Grant



Digital Art and Media Skills

Artistic and Craft Skills

Professional and Administrative Abilities

Communication and Interpersonal Proficiency