Scherezade Garcia

Scherezade Garcia was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in October, 1966. As a child she became involved in the arts by participating in mural painting projects with visual artists Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra, influenced by their portrayals of racial and sociological themes.

In 1986, she earned an A.A.S. Degree in Fine Arts from the Altos de Chavon School of Design, in La Romana, an affiliated with Parsons School of Design in New York City. That same year, Garcia moved to New York as a student at Parsons School of Design, where she obtained the Parsons Institutional Scholarship and the Dana Foundation Work Grant.

In 1988, she earned a BFA degree from Parsons, and in 2010, she recieved an MFA in Sudio Art from the City College of New York.

My visual narratives generate energy, alluding to the emotional physicality of art making; and there is the urgency of a concept to keep alive. The physical and emotional experience of drawing is essential to my art making process.

Her work as a fine arts artist has been continuously exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1990. Among the museums and galleries that have exhibited her work are the Newark Museum, The Jersey City Museum, and El Museo del Barrio in NYC, Lehman College Art Gallery and The Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, DR.

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