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JACQ GARCIA                                    

jacqgarcia0@gmail.com                                       

Athens, Ohio                                    

 

EDUCATION

Ohio University, Athens-Master’s in Fine Arts in Printmaking and Certificate in Arts Administration August 2021 -May 2024

University of Houston Clearlake, Houston-Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Studio Art and Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies August 2019 - May 2021

Houston Community College, Houston- Associates in Studio Art August 2014 - May 2019

EXHIBITIONS

Drift ARTS/West (Athens, OH), September 8 - October 31, 2023

Fat Print: Confatty ARTS/West (Athens, OH), September 8 - October 31, 2023, Art Gallery Pop-Up (Athens, OH), July 27, 3023

CABIN23 2nd Annual Show Cabin23 at Strouds (Athens, OH), June, 2023

Collective Remedies Kink Contemporary (Cleveland, OH),  June 2- July 7, 2023

Member's Show Majestic Galleries (Nelsonville, OH),  February 28- March 26, 2023

Rippled ARTS/West (Athens, OH), October 1- October 31, 2022

STILL UNCERTAIN Ohio University (Athens, OH), September 13- October 1, 2022

CABIN23 Cabin23 at Strouds (Athens, OH), January 17- February 12, 2022

NEXT 2022, A Biennial of Contemporary Print Print Houston 2022 ELLIO Fine Art (Houston, TX), June 17 – July 9, 2022

Calculating Chaos (‘Otra Familia Separada’), Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA), May 9- 31, 2022;  University of Sharjah (UAE), March 16- April 4, 2022;   University of Wisconsin Madison (Madison, WI), March 16- 19, 2022.

Well Fed (‘Tamales de Abuela’), University of Wisconsin Madison (Madison, WI), March 16- 19, 2022

OH+5 Juried Exhibition (‘STUFFED’ and ‘Waiting’), Dairy Barn Arts Center (Athens, OH), January 15- March 13, 2022

NOTABLE UNCERTAINTIES (‘STUFFED video performance and found objects’), Ohio University (Athens, OH), January 17- February 12, 2022

OU Alumni Print Exchange (‘Quién Soy?’), Arts West (Athens, OH), September 28- October 23, 2021

BFA Show (‘Lamento,’ ‘Waiting,’ ‘Close,’ ‘Bound,’ and ‘Sosegadx’), University of Houston Clear Lake (Houston, TX), Spring 2021

WITHSTAND: Latinx Art in Times of Conflict (‘Close’ (1,2,3) and ‘Waiting’), Houston Holocaust Museum (Houston, TX), April 30-October 17 2021

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

i want to reach you: a queer show invitational Collaborative Curation with Len Loomis Majestic Galleries (Nelsonville, OH),  June 2- July 7, 2023

Trisolini Gallery Pop-Up Exhibitions (11 total), Athens, OH— Exhibitions Coordinator May 2023 - August 2023

EXPERIENCE

Fat Artist Network, Houston, TX — Founder & President June 2023 - Present

Ohio University Art Galleries, Athens, OH— Gallery Assistant August 2021 - Present

Ohio University, Athens, OH— Instructor of Record: Foundations Description + Drawing August 2023 - Present

Ohio University, Athens, OH— Social Media Manager: Ohio University Art Galleries August 2021 - Present Ohio University Printmaking Spring 2023 - Present

Trisolini Gallery Pop-Up Exhibitions, Athens, OH— Exhibitions Coordinator May 2023 - August 2023

Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH— Collaborative Curation of (i want to reach you) with Len Loomis May -June 2023

UHCL Hunter Hall, Houston, TX — Resident Advisor August 2020 - May 2021

Student Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office UHCL, Houston, TX — Student Ambassador: Marketing March 2020 - August 2020

Edible Arrangements, Houston, TX — Operator April 2017 - August 2019 // April 2014 - December 2015

Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX — Host October 2017 - March 2019

PORTFOLIO EXCHANGES

(upcoming) Fat Print: 2 Fat 2 Furious, Organized by Jacq Garcia for SGCI Spring 2024

Fat Print: Confatty, Organized by Jacq Garcia Summer 2023

Sun Scream Zines, Organized by Veronica Leto Summer 2023

Bridges, Organized by Dustin Brinkman Spring 2023

Itty Bitty Print Exchange, Organized by Fiona Avocado Spring 2023

Recipe Card Exchange, Organized by Tristen Luken and Andrea Matthews Fall 2022

Member’s Exchange, Organized by MAPC Fall 2022

Uplift, Organized by Karla Hackenmiller for MAPC Fall 2022

Calculating Chaos, Organized by Brian Gonzales for SGCI Spring 2022

Well Fed, Organized by Becci Spruil for SGCI Spring 2022

OU Alumni Print Exchange, Organized by Ohio University Fall 2021

PRESENTATIONS/ PUBLICATIONS

Nymph(o) Nymph(o) Magazine (interview), spring 2023

No Fine Print  SGCI Many Layers  (virtual panel presentation), spring 2023

Artist Talk focusing on the Fat Body (virtual), UC Davis (Davis, CA) May 2022

STUFFED: The Fat Body in Small Spaces, OU Global Health Symposium Panel Presentation (Athens, OH) March 2022

Artist Talk OH+5 (virtual), Dairy Barn Arts Center (Athens, OH) February 2022

Interview “Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage”, The Signal – UHCL (Houston, TX) October 2021

Interview “Latinx LGBTQ Artists Portray Their Struggles in a Holocaust Museum Houston Exhibition”, OUTSMART Magazine (Houston, TX) June 2021

Interview “Residential Life’s ‘Home for Hawks’ initiative strives for creativity, unity” & “PROFILE: Jacq Garcia makes Hunter Hall a home for Hawks”, The Signal – UHCL (Houston, TX) August 2020

Artist Talk and Critique, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX) Fall 2020

Feature Artist Interview, ShoutoutHTX (Houston, TX) Summer 2020

Feature Artist Interview, Voyage Magazine (Houston, TX) Fall 2018

Featured Artwork “Garden” Midtown Journal (Houston, TX) Fall 2015

MEMBERSHIPS

MAPC

Majestic Art Galleries

Print Matters Houston

Radical Intersectional Printmakers Guild

Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance

SGC International

AWARDS

Original Works Grant, Ohio University Spring 2023

3rd Place BFA Show for ‘Lamento’, University of Houston Clear Lake Spring 2021

Growth Through Leadership Award, Hunter Residence Hall at University of Houston Clear Lake Spring 2021

Emerging Leader Award, University of Houston Clear Lake Spring 2020

Honor’s List, Houston Community College Spring 2019

Honor’s Faculty Award, Houston Community College Stafford Campus Spring 2019

Dean’s List, Houston Community College Fall 2018

DESIGN WORK

Tote bag design, Welcome Week at Ohio University Fall 2023

Bandana design, Welcome Week at Ohio University Fall 2022, Fall 2021

Loteria Wall Mural, Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Houston Clear Lake Fall 2021

Home for Hawks Mural, Hunter Hall at University of Houston Clear Lake Summer 2020

Flyer and Logo design, ¡Plump! Spring 2020

97th Birthday Logo and T-shirt design, Leopold’s Ice Cream! August 2016

OFFICER POSITIONS

Fat Artist Network, Houston, TX — Founder & President June 2023 - Present

Vice President Bobcat Print Club, Ohio University Summer 2023 - Spring 2024

President Bobcat Print Club, Ohio University Summer 2022 - Spring 2023

President of Latinx and Indigenous Students Taking Action, University of Houston Clear Lake Summer 2020 - Spring 2021

Treasurer of Latinx and Indigenous Students Taking Action, University of Houston Clear Lake Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Treasurer of Hunter Hall Student Council, University of Houston Clear Lake Spring 2019

photo by Annie Everz
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