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Mike Garcia

Born: 1983

Hometown: Palawan, Philippines

Based in: Palawan

"I am questioning the issues of beliefs and portraying them through my art"--- Mike Garcia

Mike Garcia (b. 1983) is a Filipino contemporary visual artist, art teacher, and creative based in Palawan. He completed the undergraduate Fine Arts program of the University of Santo Tomas in 2006 and pursued freelance and corporate jobs in the creative, design, and advertising fields accomplishing projects through traditional and digital art processes.

He was an Alagad ng Sining Awardee in Visual Arts of the Ani ng Sining program of the NCCA and the Palawan provincial government in 2020, one of the 10 finalists in the Don Papa Rum competition of Art Fair Philippines in 2019, and ranked in the regional cluster of Philippine Art Awards in 2015-2016.

He participated in various exhibitions in Zurich and Berlin through independent and Philippine government-initiated projects, complementing his interactions with commercial gallery solo and group exhibitions and government-led arts and culture endeavors in Manila, Cebu, and Palawan.

Since 2019, he has been teaching students through Ink & Easel Art Studio in Puerto Princesa City. Concurrent to his art teaching and production are his collaborative actions for the Art on the Move: Palawan Independent Artists Community as its founding member.

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Mike Garcia In The Studio

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More About Mike Garcia

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Man , Nature and Philippine Tradition

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

spontaneous, conscious, experimental

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

chaotic, controlled, balance

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Paul Klee, Picasso, Van Gogh, Luna

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

pencil, pen, acrylic, oil

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

never give up on art

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

human, ideas, mountain, forest , sea, city


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Last updated: June 16, 2022