Eric J. Garcia

 
 

Chroma Zone muralist

Known for mixing history with contemporary politics, Eric J. Garcia always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics.  Garcia has been creating murals for over a decade, from Albuquerque to Chicago. His murals have been commissioned by such institutions as The National Museum of Mexican Art, the Urban Institute Contemporary Art and DePaul Art Museum.  Garcia received his BFA with a minor in Chicano studies from the University of New Mexico, and went on to completed his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A versatile artist working not only with murals but in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to sculptural installations, to his controversial political cartoon series El Machete Illustrated, they all have a common goal of educating and challenging.