Resume - M Λ Υ Λ Garcia
Visual Artist, Author, Storyteller
Zasu Collective Sacramento, California 2018-present
Working on an upcoming group show for 2019. Themes include feminism and environmental activism.
Patchwork Heart Fulton Street Collective, Chicago December 2017
"Patchwork Heart" is the visual story of a survivor of childhood trauma and abuse, who has overcome tremendous adversity, through healing and community. It is the story of the artist, MAYA David Garcia, and their personal transition from surviving abuse to thriving, regaining a sense of identity in the process. Like the chrysalis that turns into a butterfly, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, MAYA persisted, sewing together their own wings, ‘like pieces of a patchwork quilt (or heart, in this case) back together, creating something beautiful out of chaos and disjointed memories
RAW Artists Showcase 1015 Folsom, San Francisco October 2017
Displayed paintings, art prints and drawing in a collective art exhibition in San Francisco, CA, for a guest list of over 1,000 attendees.
Jewish United Fund Arts and Crafts Fair Chicago, IL 2015-2018
Displayed and sold canvas paintings, drawings, postcards, greeting cards and art prints, three years in a row.
Cynamon Shop’s art gallery Chicago, IL 2016-2017
Displayed and sold pieces featuring upcycled and recycled materials and found objects. Paintings and drawings were both featured and sold.
RAW Artists Showcase Chicago, IL 2016
Performed and displayed “Side Effects,” part one of the “Death of Decency” series, an interactive art show, for a guest list of 1,600 people.
“Side Effects” is part one, dealing with greed, power and control of the pharmaceutical industry on our daily lives, through absurd advertising, Dark money and endless symptom/disease treatment. It is a narrative, with three characters, kindness, decency and vainglory.
Buzz Cafe artist feature Oak Park, IL 2016
Featured artist for the month of April.
Pancakes and Booze Art Show Chicago, IL 2016
Displayed paintings for a large crowd of attendees.