Karla García | Artist
Karla García at the Museo Casa de Adobe. Photo credit: Alejandro Bringas.
b. 1977, Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Represented by 12.26 Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Karla García is a Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist and co-founder of Nuestra Artist Collective. García creates desert landscape installations and sculptures with clay, found objects, and other symbolic materials to her Mexican heritage and migration story. Her research-based artwork connects her history and ancient histories and how these shape her identity. She completed an MFA in Ceramics and a Museum Education Certificate from the University of North Texas in May 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. She created a four-month interactive installation titled Carrito de Memorias which was later chosen to be exhibited at a Latin American Fine Art Competition in New York juried by Marcela Guerrero and Jaime Cerón. García attended an international artist residency in St. Raphael, France, in 2020, where she began exploring her desert landscape work featured in the Nasher Windows: Home and Land Project in August 2020. In 2021, Garcia exhibited a new iteration of this work at Gallery 12.26 in Dallas, Texas, and was awarded the Nasher Artist Grant and was selected to be a resident at Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency. Her work was recently reviewed for her "Rebuilt from the Ground Up" installation and in Scalawag Magazine and National Public Radio for her binational exhibition La Línea Imaginaria at El Paso, Texas border, U.S., and Juárez, Chihuahua. México. She is currently on view at the Soy de Tejas: a statewide survey of Latinx art at Centro de Artes in San Antonio, Texas, and at Presa House Gallery, also in San Antonio for her collective exhibition Aquí y Allá.
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