iliana emilia garcia
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1970. Received her AAS from Altos de Chavon/The School of Design in the Dominican Republic in 1989, and her BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School of Design in 1991, after being awarded the Ruth Vanderpool Parsons Institutional Scholarship for Portfolio Excellence.
She works in big format drawings on canvas and paper, and escalating installations depicting her most iconic symbol: the chair. Her work has been written about in numerous art publications, and exhibited at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; Exit Art, NY; The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; El Museo del Barrio, NY; and other venues. Her work is part of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art collection, El Museo del Barrio’s collection, and several private collections. She is a founding member of the Dominican York Proyecto Grafica (DYPG), a printmaking collective.
"Sketchbook," 2015-16. Mixed media, 12 x 18 inches. Not for sale.