Biography

Julia Garcia (b. 1992, Pompano Beach, FL, USA) uses a collage-like application of acrylic and ink onto wet raw canvas as a reflection of her childhood growing up near the Everglades, where the natural flow of the wetlands has been slowly corralled and shaped by urban development. This relationship between material flow, time, and permeability is underpinned by the dominance of water’s role in Garcia’s process. From paintings of scantily clad female hunters to fabricated scenes of domestic Americana, Garcia’s work asks questions about the propagation of fantasy through image and the complexities of the human relationship to the environment. Garcia received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 2014 and her MFA in 2016 from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. Garcia had her first institutional solo exhibition in 2023 at NW9 in Cologne, Germany. Other solo exhibitions have been held at Gaa, New York, NY; Night Club Gallery, St.Paul, MN; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia; Lazarus Center, Baltimore, MD; Galerie Fran Reus, Palmade Mallorca, Spain; and an upcoming solo exhibition at KDR305, Miami, FL. Garcia has been included in recent group exhibitions at Hair + Nails, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Gaa, New York, NY, USA; and Night Club Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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BORN

1992, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA

 

SELECTED SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2024

Katia David Rosenthal, Miami, FL (Upcoming)

Slow Burn, Gaa Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2023

Plainwater, Galerie Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 

Sawgrass, Night Club Gallery, St. Paul, MN, USA

 

2019

Information Lines, Permanent Installation, King Abdullah University of Scienceand Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

 

2015

Blue Raspberry, Lazarus Center, Baltimore MD, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

CHIMERA, Hair + Nails, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Interventions, Nightclub Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Emanate, Gaa Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2022

Sagittarius, Nightclub Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA

 

2020

Systems Approach, Young Space, Online Exhibition, (co-curated by Alex Paik and Kate Mothes)

Cloud 9, Flatiron Project Space, New York, NY, USA

 

2019

Women in Spaces: Past/Present, FX Collaborative, New York, NY, USA

 

2018

Artist in Residence Exhibition, Moriumius Gallery, Ogatsu Japan

 

2016

Summer Show, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD, USA

Niether/Or, Riggs Leidy Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA

Amacord, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Pagina, Libreria Cascianelli, Rome, Italy (curated by Peter Hristoff)

 

2014

Primavera Romana Inaugural Exhibition, Antica Liberia, Rome, Italy (curated by Tom Huhn & Peter Hristoff)

SELECTED, AWARDS, GRANTS, + FELLOWSHIPS

2019

King Abdulluh University of Science and Technology Artist in Residence, Thawal, Saudi Arabia

 

2018

MORIUMIUS Lusail Artist Summer Session in Residence, Ogastu, Japan

 

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2016

BFA , School of Visual Art, New York, NY, USA, 2014

 

SELECTED PRESS

Mn Artists, Emmy Smith, New Alphabet of Shapes, Feb. 6

No. 167, Midwest Issue, New American Paintings

The Vulture, Jerry Saltz, The Best New York Art Shows of 2022

SUNDERZINE, Inaugural Issue, March 2020

Shanghai Literary Review, Inaugural Issue Summer 2017

Interview with Young Space Blog