|Nacimiento:||1966 en Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, República Dominicana|
|Residencia:||Reside en Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos|
|Ferias en las que participa con OBRA :||Volta NY 2016|
|Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan:||Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery|
Scherazade Garcia was born in The Dominican Republic (1966) has lived in New York since she arrived to study in 1986 to attend Parsons The New School for Design with a full scholarship based on the quality of her work.Scherezade received her AAS from Altos de Chavon The School of Design, La Romana, DR, her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design, NY and her MFA from The City College of New York, NYC. Her work frequently evokes memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land. Garcia’s work is included in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, The Housatonic Museum of Art in CT, and El Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, DR. She has exhibited at museums and art centers such as BRIC, Brooklyn,NY, No Longer Empty@ Sugar Hill Museum, The Nathan Cummings Foundation,NY,The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington , DC, El Museo del Barrio, NY, The Newark Museum of Art, NJ, and the Havana Biennale, Havana ,Cuba and many other venues. Her art has been reviewed regularly by the media as The New York Times, Art Nexus, The Wall Street Journal,and El Diario. Garcia is currently faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. This upcoming summer, Scherezade is working on an art commission for Columbia University in NYC. She is also represented by Lyle Reitzel Art Gallery in Santo Domingo, DR. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 The Postcard Haiti-Dominican Republic project-action in collaboration with Borders of Light www.bordersoflight.org, Dajabon, Dominican Republic 2012 Invented Civilizations, La Peña Art Gallery, Austin, Texas 2012 The Sacred Body Art of the Omo Valley, solo project for The Armory Show, African Burial Ground museum NYC, 2011 Theories of Freedom, Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 2010 Theories on Freedom, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC 2008 Morir Soñando (Dying Dreaming), District & Co. – The Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 .2017 Our America: The Latino Presence in America Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (April 2, 2014 – June 22, 2014) Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California (September 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015) Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah (February 6, 2015 – May 17, 2015) Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas (October 16, 2015 – January 17, 2016) Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware (March 5, 2016 – May 29, 2016) Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee (February 17, 2017 – June 4, 2017) Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa (July 8, 2017 – October 15, 2017) RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS 2012 Selected by the IUPLR to create the image for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program of Latino Research Siglo XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis, Dominican Studies Institute,CUNY, NYC Artwork titled: Talking the talk,Walking the walk 2007 Honored at The 8th International Conference on Women Writers of The Spanish Caribbean: on Diaspora Homecoming, Hostos Community College, XUNY 2006 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant 2005 Finalist, Public Art Project, Percent for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Recipient, Lehman College Art Gallery Grant 2004 Emerge 6, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Cuarenta años de historia jalonan su trayectoria, al ser fundado, en 1976, por la afro-puertorriqueña Marta Moreno Vega, quien sigue siendo su presidenta.