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Catalina Gárate García's paintings were the inspiration for Carmen Tafolla's series of poems which became the text for Rebozos. She was born in Tampico, Mexico, and studied at numerous art schools, including the "La Esmeralda" of the Mexican Ministry of Education, and the Academia de San Carlos of the Universidad Nacional de México (UNAM.) She completed a B.A. and an M.A. in Art and Design at San José State University in California. She conducted studies at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City, and participated in anthropological research programs in rural indigenous communities in several regions of Mexico jointly with Hector García, pioneering research for Estudios Experimentales en Salubridad. She presently resides in San José, California, where she is at work on a series of abstracts. Garate's works have been exhibited in San José, Fresno, Austin, McAllen, Corpus Christi, and El Paso.

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