Denise Lacarra was born is San Diego, CA, but was raised across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. She studied in Madrid, Spain majoring in Social Communications at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Started painting over 12 years ago as a hobby among friends, soon to discover her true passion in painting. She attended Losina Art Center in San Diego and taken numerous courses with fellow artists in the area as well as yearly summer workshops in France and Italy.
She has participated in multiple collectives throughout the years, had her first solo exhibition "Conatus" in 2014 and her las exhibit "Devenir" in 2016 at Casa Valencia Gallery, San Diego, Ca.