Edith Garcia

Edith Garcia (San Francisco, CA) has long embraced unconventional and experimental projects. Within her research-driven creative productions, she addresses the ideas of transience, the status of the object in contemporary art and theory, and the consciousness of our contemporaneity as a society. Her body of work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Europe and has been the recipient of national and international awards, artists in residencies, and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the California College of the Arts. She has been featured in solo, touring and group exhibitions at national and international venues such as the Royal College of Art (London, UK), Gimpel Fils, (London, UK), British Ceramics Biennial, (Stoke-on-Trent, UK), Barbican Art Centre (London, UK), The Tampa Museum of Art (St. Petersburg, Florida), International Museum of Applied Arts (Torino, Italy) Transmission Gallery (Oakland, CA), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN), and Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN).

Garcia continues to be actively engaged in critical research on the convergence of contemporary art, technologies, and our contemporary visual art and design culture with curatorial projects, publishing, and the realization of creative productions. Garcia received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN) in 1998, MFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco) in 2004, and a research degree MPhil at the Royal College of Art (London, UK) in 2012. She has authored numerous articles for publication on visual and design culture, including VJ: Audio-Visual Art and VJ Culture, Laurence King Publishing (with creative collective D-Fuse); Ceramics and the Human Figure, A & C Black Publishers and The American Ceramic Society; and has been featured in publications including Confrontational Ceramics, Ceramic Review Magazine, American Craft Magazine, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly, and Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics.

Garcia has conducted lectures and workshops nationally and internationally at venues including Westminster University (Harrow, UK), University of Ulster (Belfast, UK), Carleton College (Northfield, MN), Cardiff School of Art and Design (Cardiff, UK), and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, (MN). Garcia currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as the Director of Communications.