Eric J. Garcia
Eric J. Garcia blends history, culture, contemporary themes, and a graphic style to create politically charged art that reaches beyond aesthetics. Using his comic books, mixed media installations, murals, and hand-printed posters, he aims to educate and challenge. Being a teaching artist is a core component of his art practice. He uses his work as a tool for youth and adults to explore technique and craft while interrogating pressing social and political issues. Eric has given workshops to youth at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, created murals with CPS students in Little Village, and lectured at universities across Chicago and beyond. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA with a minor in Chicano Studies from the University of New Mexico.