Human beings are not placed, they bring place into being - Jonathan Z. Smith
Wylie Garcia investigates themes of identity and place through process and material-oriented projects. Using cross disciplinary mediums such as textiles, painting, drawing, sound, and performance, Garcia explores issues related to gender, devotion, and emotional spaces. Garcia has a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2019, she received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. She is also the winner of the 2016 Barbara Smail Fellowship and Award from Burlington City Arts and the winner of a 2012, 2016, 2019 Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. She received a St. Botolph Foundation Fellowship in 2013. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows across the U.S. and she has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, among others.
b. 1980, Houston, TX
B.A. University of Chicago, 2002
M.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2008