Austin based multidisciplinary artist & independent curator Michael Anthony García received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1996. Since then he has predominantly focused his practice around photography, sculpture, installation & performance work, the bulk of which conveys the minutiae of fleeting moments of interaction between the body, the mind and our prowess (or missteps) in coping with the human condition. Through the use of found-object and multimedia, often including clothing and furniture, García explores the gradient of ideas that lie within this spectrum.
At times the work can delve into deeply personal territory of experiences, or cast a broader glance across society and its perceived norms. Lately, his work has expanded with the inclusion of social practice work and more overly political themes.
He is a founding member of Los Outsiders curatorial collective & has curated large-scale exhibitions of international artists, in & out of the US, participated in the 2011 Texas Biennial & has won awards both for his curatorial & 3D work from the Austin Visual Arts Association and The Austin Critics Table.
García has premiered new work at The Experimental Action International Performance Art Biennale in Houston, Texas, Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas, as well as The Blanton Museum of Art also in Austin, and was part of an ArtPlace Grant-funded creative placemaking project with Los Outsiders for Drawing Lines. He created a year-long traveling social practice work with Jaime Castillo for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. Of note, he was commissioned to do a public art project with TEMPO for the City of Austin and recently created new work for Threewalls Gallery and the Wabash Arts Corridor's inaugural Performance Art Series "A More Perfect Union," in Chicago. García most recently curated an exhibition of abstract Texas-based painters at PrintPress for the East Austin Studio Tour, and has begun a durational performance that takes place through the Mexico City Metro system and stations.