Margaret Garcia

Margaret García studied at California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles City College, and the University of Southern California, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992. Her work has been exhibited in group shows throughout Southern California as well as in Texas and Mexico. García teaches and lectures extensively on art in different cultures.

She has said that her work “provides a look at my community through the presence of the individual.” Although she does not consider her portraits overtly political or even socially conscious, in time she has come to realize that their very specificity belies the stereotypes given to any one culture by the media.