b. 1977, Mexico.
Karla García is a Mexican born, American-based artist that creates installations and sculptures with clay, found objects, and other symbolic materials to her Mexican heritage and migration. Her research-based artwork is a connecting point from her own history, ancient histories, and how these shape her identity, noting that, “I hope that my work can be a catalyst for the public to experience a little bit of our human history in unexpected ways.”
García is a Professor of Art and ceramics assistant at the Dallas College - Mountain View Campus. She completed an MFA degree in Ceramics and a Museum Education Certificate from the University of North Texas in May of 2019. The same year, she was awarded the Top Prize at the Sixth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Exhibition. García was selected as a visiting artist at the Dallas Museum of Art where she created a four-month interactive installation titled Carrito de Memorias which was selected to be exhibited at a Latin American Fine Art Competition in New York. García recently attended an international artist residency in St. Raphael, France where she began the exploration of her current work Home and Land Project which was exhibited at Nasher Sculpture Center for the Windows series in August of 2020. In 2021, Garcia exhibited a new iteration of this work at Gallery 12.26 in Dallas, Texas, and most recently she was awarded the prestigious Nasher Artist Grant for her upcoming installation at the border of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. She is currently a resident at Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency.