School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Edith Garcia

Born: 1975, USA, California, Los Angeles

Ceramicist. Edith Garcia studied Fine Art (BA) at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she studied as an exchange student in Mexico and Italy. She was an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana where she created a permanent installation in the Sculpture Garden titled Soy Yo, consisting of 500 porcelain black and white doilies mounted on the ceiling of an outdoor structure in 2001. She completed an MA at California College of the Arts in 2004. Her body of work has been exhibited throughout North America, Mexico and Italy. She visited London in 2002, where she used digital art and to create a body of work that incorporated new mediums such as custom-made decals. She was awarded McKnight Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center [USA] in 2005 and won a development award form the Crafts Council in the same year. Her current work derives from what she refers to as ‘contemporary monsters’, influenced by everyday life as well as by growing up in a society that uses the hybridization of humans throughout its history. In 2009 she was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth. She currently lives in London, UK where she is an MPhil Research Candidate at the Royal College of Art.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Robin C1621 Ceramics