Sergio Garcia

Cuban born American artist Sergio Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba in 1959.  He immigrated to the United States with family in 1961, settling in New Jersey until 1969 when they moved to Miami, FL, where he continues to live and work.

Granted a full scholarship to study art, Sergio became disenchanted with academia and dropped out in 1979 to start Miami’s first “Punk” band, The Leopards, that endured nine years playing at the famous Agora Ballroom Club, where groups such as Iggy Pop, U2, B 52’s, Blondie, The Ramones and other legends of that era graced the stage.  Tired of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll of those years, he turned back to his first love, art.

Essentially a self-taught artist, Sergio embraced painting as a means of expression, exploring his personal identity, both past and present within the context of the ever present human condition and the socio-political environment.

He states “that his art comes to life neither to be self-satisfactory, nor to play a role in the arts, He simply plunges into the unknown.”

His work is in museums, galleries, corporate and private collection in the U.S. and abroad.  He received several awards and honors and has been the subject of numerous articles and major publications.

“Sergio’s body of work has rendered him one of the most important Cuban-American artists.” Abelardo Mena, Chief Curator, National Museum, Havana, Cuba.

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Collections include:

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

1st Triennale of Cont. Caribbean Art, Dominican Republic

Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China

Museum of Cont. Art, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum of Modern Art, Oranjestad, Aruba

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California

Appalachian Biennale, Boone, North Carolina

Museo de las Americas, Madrid, Spain

Museo Maria Zambrano, Velez-Malaga, Spain

Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Frost Museum, Miami, Florida

Freedom Tower Museum, Miami, Florida

Highlands Museum of the Arts, Sebring, Florida

Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida

Temple University, Rome, Italy

Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado

University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Dominican Republic

Appalachian University, Boone, North Carolina

St. Petersburg Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

Manattee College, Bradenton, Florida

Palm Beach College, Palm Beach, Florida

Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida

The Ination Center for the Arts, Miami, Florida