Adriana M Garcia
, an award winning artist, muralist, scenic designer was born and raised in the west-side of San Antonio. She received her BFA From Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied fine arts in Valencia, Spain. Garcia was most recently awarded $15,000 and winner of the Jose Cuervo Traditional Mural Project, a national art competition where 10 selected finalist participated. She has been invited to present and speak of her work at national conferences such as 2013 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), the Roots and Remedies conference and el Mundo Zurdo. Garcia also participated in X-Marks the Art a year long public art initiative by PASA where she created a kinetic light installation piece in San Antonio. She has created community murals with South West Workers Union, Bill Haus Arts, San Anto Cultural Arts Center and Casa de la Cultura in Del Rio, Texas, so as to give voice to mental health and immigrations issues. She has exhibited work in San Antonio, Austin and Houston Texas, California and Phoenix, Arizona.
Garcia has also created scenic work with el Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista California as well as organizations in San Antonio such as the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Of her artworks Adriana notes, “I create as a way to document the lives I’ve shared in, it provides a way to honor a person’s existence and make visible the marks they have imprinted upon me and the environment- a legacy left as well as those still to come. Intimacy abounds in lives encountered. I aim to extract the inherent liminality of a moment before action as a way to articulate our stories.”