The School of the Art Institute of Art of Chicago
2007-2009 Master of Fine Arts, Painting/Drawing.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque N.M.
2001-2006 Summa Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Arts.
*Major: Art Studio (Painting Emphasis)
*Minor: Chicano Studies
1995-1997 Apprenticed with muralist Joe Stevenson.
*In conjunction with “Working Classroom” a non-profit youth organization for the Arts. Abq. N.M.
2017 Make Waves 3Arts Award
2017 Chicago Art Coalition: Maker Grant
2015 South Bend Heritage Foundation Art and Social Justice Award, Colfax Campus Gallery. South Bend, IN
2014 Vermont Marshall Frankel Fellowship Fully funded month-long residency for SAIC Alumni at the Vermont Studio Center.
2012 South Bend Heritage Foundation Art and Social Justice Award, Colfax Campus Gallery. South Bend, IN
2008 Jacob Javits Fellowship
2008 Illinois College Associated Press 1st Place College Cartoonist Award for editorial cartoon in FNews
2007 Madonna Daniel Award Harwood Art Center, Emerging Artist. Albuquerque, NM
2005 New Mexico Associated Press Award Best Graphic Illustrator for a College Newspaper: The Daily Lobo. University of New Mexico
2018 Core Residency at the Chicago Art Department In collaboration with Plugged In Studio, Chicago, IL
Haystack Mountain School of Craft: Frontline Arts, Veterans Artist Week. Deer Island, Maine.
2015 Hyde Park Art Center: Jackman Goldwasser Residency. Sponsored by the Joyce Foundation. Chicago, IL
2014 Vermont Studio Center: Vermont Marshall Frankel Fellowship
2013 Kohler Center for the Arts: Arts/Industry Program, Kohler, WI
2009 National Museum of Mexican Art, Artist in-Residence. Chicago, IL
2018 Drawing On Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy Published through LatinoGraphix at Ohio State University Press
2004- El Machete Illustrated Nationally published weekly political cartoon, ongoing
2013 Between the Chac Mool and the Chalice: An Art Exhibit at DePaul University Diálogo (bilingual journal) Volume 16, Number 1, Spring.
Center for Latino Research at DePaul University
2018 Arts+Literature Laboratory Cutting Down The Cottonwood, Madison, WI.
2017 University of Arkansas Anne Katrell Gallery Drawings from the Phantom Limb. AK
2016 National Veterans Art Museum Operation Mom’s Couch. Chicago, IL.
2015 University of Illinois Springfield Background, Springfield, IL
2014 Multi Culti Gallery/Performance Space El Machete Illustrated, Chicago, IL.
2012 DePaul University Between the Chac Mol and the Chalice, Chicago, IL
2010 Prospectus Gallery The Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, IL
2009 Art on Armitage We Paint the World, Chicago, IL
Illinois State University Critical History, University Galleries at. Normal, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Cultural Conflicts, LG Gallery
2006 Espacio Municipal Solidaridad Contra el Imperialismo, Cochabamba, Boliva
University of New Mexico Chicano Propaganda, Sommers Gallery, Albq. NM
2005 El Centro de la Raza Debujos Politicos, University of New Mexico, Albq. NM
2018 Art Expo Chicago Terra Firma, Hyde Park Art Center booth installation and collaboration with Frances Lightbound.
Billy Ireland Library and Museum Tales From LA Vida, Columbus, OH
UriEichen Gallery Poor Peoples Campaign, Print portfolio Exhibition. Chicago, IL
Art In These Times The Long Term, Print portfolio Exhibition. Chicago, IL
National Hispanic Cultural Center Aqui Estamos: Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM
MACLA-Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Latino Art Now Art Auction, San Jose, CA
Burro Press Contra, IGC portfolio. Oaxaca, Mexico
National Hispanic Cultural Center La Ultima Exhibicion, Albuquerque, NM
DePaul Art Museum Jose Guerrero Presente: A memorial print portfolio Chicago, IL
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Representing the West, Pueblo, CO.
Hairpin Art Center Do Not Resist: 100 years of Chicago Police Violence, Chicago, IL
2017 Billy Ireland Library and Museum “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics.”
Hyde Park Art Center Virtue of the Vicious, Chicago, IL
The National Museum of Mexican Art Memoria Presente, Chicago, IL
Open Center for the Arts. Montoneros. Political cartoon exhibit. Chicago, IL
DePaul University, Jose Guerrero Print Portfolio. Chicago, IL
2016 Chicano/a Biennial MACLA, San Jose, CA
Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College Flayed, Boston, MA
Gallery F, Social Justice Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Uri-Eichen Gallery Income Inequality(A Cartoon Exhibit) Chicago, IL
Puffin Cultural Forum, Envisioning Election and Politics in 2016,Teaneck, NJ
Hyde Park Art Center, New Business, Chicago, IL
National Hispanic Cultural Center, “The Art of Acquisition: New New Mexican Works at the NHCC” Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Latin American Art Artists Assemble (Empowerment and Inspiration in Contemporary Comics), Long Beach, CA
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery Chicano Voice, Kansas City, Missouri.
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture ARTE PAÑO CONTEMPORANEO: A TRADITION REVIVED, South Bend, Indiana.
Carlos & Dominguez Gallery Latitude, Chicago, IL
Uri-Eichen Gallery (In)Justice For All, Chicago, IL
University of Dayton Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st Century, Dayton, Ohio.
St Ambrose University Justice: Alternative Voices and Progressive Themes in Comics, Davenport, Iowa.
2015 Zhou Brothers Art Center Flayed, 3 person installation with Gabriel Villa, Salvador Jimenez. Chicago, IL.
National Museum of Mexican Art Co-directed with Carina Yepez Dia de los Muertos celebration/installation. Chicago, IL.
Creative Alliance at The Patterson Después de la Frontera / After the Border, Baltimore, MD
Colfax Campus Gallery Art and Social Justice Exhibition, South Bend, IN
The Studio Door Strip: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, San Diego, CA
Hyde Park Free Theatre The Barack Obama Presidential Library; a community of, for, and by the people. Chicago, IL
American Friends Service Committee All of Us or None: Responses and Resistance to Militarism! AFSC touring exhibit.
Art Space-Flatfile Heads Will Roll, New Haven, CT
South Broadway Cultural Center The Bomb, Albq. NM
2014 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Midwestern Voices and Visions, Detroit, MI
Southwestern College Labor-Migrant-Gulf. College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Mexic-Arte Museum Illustrating Anarchy, Austin, TX
La Catrina Gallery ACE, Chicago, IL
2013 Urban Institute of Contemporary Art Pulso, Grand Rapids, MI
Gallery 19 Art, Objects and Politics, Chicago, IL
UNAM Posada Presente, International print portfolio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Chicago and traveling
2012 F. Lewis College State of the Art: Political Humor, FLC Art Gallery, Durango, CO
The Holland Area Arts Council. Obiter Dicta, Holland, MI
Colfax Campus Gallery Art and Social Justice Exhibition, South Bend, IN
Movimiento de Art y Cultura Latino Americana Chicano/a Biennial, San Jose, CA
2011 Calaca Press Calacas International Print exchange and traveling exhibition
Cobalt Gallery Action Figures, Chicago, IL
Carlos and Dominguez Fine Art Gallery Dual Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Arc Gallery Sequential Art: Comics and Beyond, Chicago, IL
2010 Casa de la Cultura Imágenes Religiosas, Jamay Jalisco, Mexico
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (S)edition, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 The National Museum of Mexican Art Millas y Kilometros, Chicago, IL
Jaime Sabines Cultural Center Millas y Kilometros, Tuxtla Guiterrez, Mexico
Elmhurst College Dual Exhibition, Elmhurst, IL
Sullivan Gallery Pan America, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
KiMo Gallery and 105 Studios Saints & Sinners, Albq. NM
Arc Gallery Money, Money, Money, Chicago, IL
2008 The Chicago Artists’ Coalition(CAC) Chicago Art Open 2008,Chicago, IL
The National Museum of Mexican Art Declaration of Immigration, Chicago, IL
Devening Projects and Editions Gallery Paper Love, Chicago, IL
South Side Community Art Center Word Play, Chicago, IL
2018 “The Creator and the Destroyer” Sponsored by Working Classroom. Albuquerque, NM
“A Splash of Unity” mosaic mural at Corkery Elementary school in Chicago. Sponsored by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago IL.
2017 “El Abrazo (phase 1)” In collaboration with Diana Solis and Katia Perez. 50×50 DCASE Grant Coordinated by El Paseo Community Garden.
"Bienvinidos” mosaic. Corkery Elementary school in Chicago. Sponsored by theNational Museum of Mexican Art Chicago IL
2016 "Respect" W25’xH3′ Acrylic mural. Corkery Elementary school in Chicago. Chicago IL
"TeamWork" W9 1/2’xH9 1/2′ Acrylic mural. Annie Keller Regional Gifted Center. Chicago IL
2015 "Two Histories, One School" W4’ x H12’ Mosaic mural. Corkery Elementary School, Chicago, IL
2014 "The Sky’s the Limit and Reach for the Stars" Two murals each W16’ x H8’ acrylic on wood. Columbia Explorers Academy, Chicago, IL
"Exercising Peace" W11’ x H34’ Acrylic mural. Corkery Elementary School, Chicago, IL
"Urban Institute Contemporary Art"
2013 "The Condensed History of the U.S. Invasion of Mexico" W95’ x H22’ Acrylic mural. Grand Rapids, MI
2013 "El Ritmo del Agua" W84’ x H5’ Acrylic mural. Gateway Park Mural, in conjunction with Bernalillo County and Working Classroom, Albq. NM
"The Embrace of La Villita" W21’ xH7’ Acrylic mural. Corkery Elementary School, Chicago, IL
2012 "Knowledge Is The Power To Your Future" W21’ x H12’ Hammond Elementary School, Chicago, IL
"St. Frances of Rome" W20.5’ x H10’ Acrylic mural. St. Frances of Rome Elementary School, Chicago, IL
"(Hear) by the River" Digital mural with Mark Anderson and Michael Lorenso Lopez. Sponsored by Working Classroom, in conjunction with
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Albuquerque Convention Center, NM
2011 "Creative Currents" W75’ x H15.5’ Acrylic mural. Working Classroom new building: Barelas neighborhood. Albq. NM
1997 "Portrait of Parkdale" W60’ x H10’ Acrylic mural. In conjunction with Working Classroom and Parkdale Community Center, Toronto, Canada
2018 The National Museum of Mexican Art Drawing On Anger book unveiling.
2017 The School of the Art Institute guest lecturer Foundations Class Kerry Richardson.
Beverly Art Center “Public Art” Panel discussion.
National Museum of Mexican Art 60 in 60 performance.
St Norbert College, Visiting artist and lecturer, Greenbay WI.
YMCA Headquarters Mural workshop
Ohio State University Keynote speaker for Latino Role Models Day
Hyde Park Art Center in conjunction with the Virtue of the Vicious exhibition.
Truman College Guest lecturer at Ben Ortiz Journalism Class Spring.
The Art Institute of Chicago Artist Talk in conjunction with the Alexander Zhitomirsky exhibition.
2016 Latino Art Now Conference: Paño Arte panel & IGC panel. Chicago, IL.
Museum of Contemporary Art Presented in association with the exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of
Self-Determination Movements at Columbia College, Speakers include artists Eric J. Garcia, Nicole Marroquin, Maria Gaspar, and Anthony
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Diversity Advisory Group Here + Now Lecture: Tim Jackson and Eric J. Garcia. In conversation
with faculty member Anne Elizabeth Moore, VCS.
2015 National Veterans Art Museum: Guest lecturer and printmaking workshop. Chicago, IL
Spudnik Press, Guest Lecturer on Activism in Latin American Printmaking, in conjunction with the Panel discussion on Instituto Grafico de
2014 DePaul University: Guest Speaker for LSP 200 Multiculturalism Seminar. “The Politics of Race and Gender Identity in the Visual
Contemporary Arts” Chicago
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Guest speaker for Graduate course “Cultural Approaches and Productions”
The Art Institute of Chicago: Art Institute Colloquium Panel “Legacy of the TGP”
The Art Institute of Chicago: Artist Talk, Fulerton Hall.
2013 Kendall College of Art and Design: Grabadolandia: Jose Guadalupe Posada lecture and class critique, Grand Rapids, MI
The Cigar Society of Chicago: El Machete Illustrated, lecture. Chicago, IL
2012 Truman College: El Machete Illustrated: lecture. Chicago, IL
University of Madison Wisconsin: MECHA: Political Cartoons:workshop
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies: Art and Activism: Panelist. Chicago, IL
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano: Chicano Biennial: Artist talk. San Jose, CA
DePaul University Center for Intercultural Affairs Between the Chac Mool and the Chalice
2010 DePaul University: Iraq History Project. Exhibition, panel discussion, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois Chicago: La Tierra Prometida. Panel discussion with artists: Gabriel Villa, Nicole Marroquin, Salvador Jimenez
Arizona State University: Annual Spanish Graduate Conference. Tempe, AZ
2009 Elmhurst College: Dual Exhibition: Artist talk with artist Alvaro Ramirez.. Elmhurst, IL
Illinois State University College of Fine Arts: One week of lectures and critiques. Normal, IL
National Museum of Mexican Art and Chicago Arts Coalition: Artist to Watch: lectures with Tamasha Williamsom and Javiar Chavira.
2016 Chicago Magazine Operation Mom’s Couch by Nissa Rhee
2014 Art Prize Exhibition review by Kevin Buist. www.artprize.org/blog/kcad-and-uica-showcase-latino-art-with-pulso
2013 Art Prize Pulso, Art of the Americas, by Kevin Buist.
Art Education Journal Artist in focus and teacher curriculum by Dr. Judith Briggs.
Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Featured artist.
Albuquerque Journal Press coverage of “El Ritmo del Agua” mural unveiling.
2012 Art Education Journal Artist reference by Dr. Judith Briggs
2010 Chicago Reader Morning Art
Time Out Chicago Millas y Kilometros at the National Museum of Mexican Art
2010 NewCity Magazine The Santa Fe Railroad at Prospectus Gallery.
Justseeds Eric Garcia: Activist Printmaker
2009 The Leader Dual Show with artist Alvaro Ramirez. October 6, Vol 44
GRIID Grand Rapids Institute for Information and Democracy.
Fnews Magazine Cultural Conflicts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2008 Diario de Chiapas (Chiapas daily news) Millas y Kilometros, exhibit
USA Today Blurb in the upcoming events for the “Declaration of Immigration” Exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Associated Press Declaration of Immigration at the National Museum of Mexican Art
Time Out Chicago Paper Love, Devening Projects and Editions Gallery. Chicago, IL
2018 Sixty Inches From Center Drawing On Anger with Jennifer Patiño Cervantes
KUNM Drawing On Anger with Cristina Baccin http://www.kunm.org/post/eric-j-garc-portraits-us-hypocrisy
2017 U of Arkansas Drawings from the Phantom Limb
Veteran Art Movement Eighty One Echo episode-two-eric-garcia
2016 WBEZ Operation Mom’s Couch and the National Veterans Art Museum interview with Jennifer White.
2015 The X Web Cast Broken Sword Publications with Santino Rivera
2014 Every Day Citizen Artist Interview, by Angel Lopez
2013 Northwestern Oklahoma State University: Guest Artist Series
Morning Brew Albuquerque talk show
2012 Chicago Tonight Political Cartoonists, with cartoonist Scott Stantis
Gozamos Artist interview by Corey Nuffer.
2011 Chicago Noticias, The Chicago Herald Artista Hispano Pinta En Comics by Irene Rodriguez
Fnews Action Figure Exhibit, by Diana Buendia
Remezcla Chicago Eric Garcia’s Ink Show
2010 Fnews Magazine The Santa Fe Railroad
2009 CAC Arts Newspaper Volume XXXVI, Number 1
2008 Posh Magazine New Mexico art and culture magazine
2006 Albuquerque Tribune, daily news by Felicia Fonseca
2009 National Museum of Mexican Art: Arte Ambulante: Workshop Coordinator and Lecturer: public history lectures and hands-on
art-making, all ages.
2012 Elevarte Community Studio: Illustration: Calavera, Poetry and Art: Day of the Dead.
All-ages. Chicago, IL
2010 Yollocalli Arts Reach: Printmaking: Posada’s Offspring.Traditional and experimental techniques, ages 14-21, Chicago, IL
2009 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Teaching Assistant: Bookmaking, with Deborah Boardman, Chicago, IL
2008 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Substitute Teacher: Figure Drawing I
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Teaching Assistant: Painting Seminar, for Michele Grabner and Susana Coffey
2008 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Graduate Lecture Series. Chicago, IL
2006 University of New Mexico’s Sommers Gallery: Chicano Propaganda. Honors Thesis exhibition and lecture, Albq. NM
University of New Mexico: Invited Artist lecture: Introduction to Art History, Albq. NM
University of New Mexico: Invited Lecture on political cartoons: Chicano Humor, Humanities course 201. Albq. NM
2009 Chicago Artist Coalition: Artist To Watch
2008 Jacque and Natasha Gelman Award Selected to receive this grant through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2007 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit AwardIncentive Scholarship for Painting and Drawing
Worldstudio Foundation AIAG Scholarship
Center for Regional Studies Fellowship University of New Mexico Graduate Fellowship
2006 De Colores Unsung Student Hero Award Recognition for Hispanics who give back to their communities.
The Art Institute of Chicago
John Michael Kohler Art Center
National Museum of Mexican Art
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Canson Inc. Corporate Collection
DePaul Art Museum
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum
Blackstone Hotel Collection
Gilberto Cardenas Private Collection