Education

2018 / M.F.A. in Studio Art, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

2014 / B.F.A. in Visual Art, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.

2014 / Minor in Art History, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.

2011 / A.A. in Art Education, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL.

 

Awards

2016 - 2018 / Graduate Fellowship, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

2016 / Finalist, Capture Coral Gables 2016, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL. 

2014 / Valedictorian, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.

2014 / Summa Cum Laude, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.

2013 / Finalist, National Society of Arts and Letters: Art of Printmaking, Boca Raton, FL.

2010 / First Place Photography, Café Cultura Literary Magazine, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL.

2008 / Award of Distinction, The Annual Student Show, DACRA Gallery, Miami, FL.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 / In My Mind's Eye, Curatorial Fellowship Gallery, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL.

2017 / Forget Me Not, Curatorial Fellowship Gallery, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL.

2017 / Family Aggregate, The Photography Gallery at FIU, Biscayne Bay, FL.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 / End to End, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.

2018 / The Variety Show, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL.

2017 / CAP Lab: Overload, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami, FL.

2017 / Fractured Affinities, Ker Gallery, Doral, FL.

2017 / White Jeans, Washington Gallery, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL.

2017 / MEMORY/TIME + PLACE, Ker Gallery, Doral, FL.

2017 / FORM AS CONTEXT, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.

2017 / Still/Moving, O Cinema Wynwood presented in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, FL.

2017 / What Plans The Better Idea, FIU Bakehouse Project Room, Miami, FL & FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL.

2017 / There & Then: Jose L. Garcia & German Ruiz, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL.

2016 / 13 Squared, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL.

2016/ Espacio 08: New Collaborative Works, FIU School of International & Public Affairs, Miami, FL.

2016 / Capture Coral Gables 2016, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL. 

2016 / SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. 

2014 / PRINT EXCHANGE, Turn-Based Press, Miami, FL.

2014 / SWEAT II, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Gallery, Miami, FL.

2014 / Et al, The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL.

2013 / Walls of Artseen, Artseen Gallery, Miami, FL.

2013 / Breaking Boundaries, New World Gallery, Miami, FL.

2013 / A Close Read, Turn-Based Press, Miami, FL.

2013 / Impressions: A Selection of Academic Printmaking and Artists' Books from South Florida, Turn-Based Press, Miami, FL.

2013 / Print-Photo-Process 2013: Theme and Transformation, New World Gallery, Miami, FL.

2012 / The Conversation: Explorations in Drawing and Painting, New World Gallery, Miami, FL.

2012 / Rising Stars, New World Gallery, Miami, FL.

 

Publications

2018 / MFA THESIS CANDIDATES PRESENT END TO END AT THE FROST ART MUSEUM. FIU College of Art + Art History News, Miami, FL.

2017 / STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Jose Garcia , A Photo-Based Artist & Future Educator. FIU College of Art + Art History News, Miami, FL.

2017 / Re-relating to the Environment (Critics Choice January 2017). Art Circuits. Coral Gables, FL.

2017 / MFA CANDIDATES & BFA ALUMNI COLLABORATE FOR 1ST GALLERY OF THE SPRING SEMESTER. FIU College of Art + Art History News, Miami, FL.

2017 / MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIO HOSTS ‘THERE & THEN’, A DUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT BY MFA CANDIDATES. FIU College of Art + Art History News, Miami, FL.

2015 / Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) Case Study. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami, FL.

2014 / Hypnopompia II. International Digital and Print on Demand Magazine, Portugal, EU.

2010 / Café Cultura Literary Magazine. Miami-Dade College Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL.
 

Professional Experience

2018 - Present / Adjunct Professor in Photography, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami, Florida, USA.

2015 - Present / Teaching Artist, Arts for Learning, Miami, Florida, USA.

2018 / Visiting Artist, MakerSPACE Image Transfer and Collage Workshop, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA.

2016 - 2018 / Graduate Assistant in Digital Photography and Social Media, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA.

2016 - 2017 / Instructor, ArtCenter/South Florida ARTreach Program, Miami, Florida, USA.

2015 - 2016 / Photographer, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA.

2015 - 2016 / Teaching Assistant, ArtCenter/South Florida ARTreach Program, Miami, Florida, USA.

2015 / Teaching Assistant, ArtCenter/South Florida Summer Art Camp, Miami, Florida, USA.

2014 - 2015 / Front Desk Associate + Work Study Coordinator, MDC Museum of Art + Design/Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida, USA.

2014 / Contributing Editor, ART AT BAY, Contemporary Art Blog and Magazine, Florida, USA.