Scherezade Garcia was born in the Dominican Republic and has lived in New York since she arrived in 1986 to attend Parsons The New School for Design on a full, merit scholarship. She received her AAS from the Altos de Chavon School of Design (an affiliate of Parsons) in La Romana, Dominican Republic; her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design, NYC; and her MFA from The City College of New York. Garcia is currently a faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design.
Her work frequently evokes memories of a faraway home and the hopes and dreams that nurture the roots planted in a new land. Garcia’s work is represented in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC); El Museo del Barrio (NYC); The Housatonic Museum of Art (CT); and El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo, DR).
Garcia has exhibited at institutions across the tri-state area, including Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio and The Nathan Cummings Foundation (Manhattan); BRIC and Long Island University (Brooklyn); Lehman College Art Gallery (the Bronx); and Governors Island; as well as Jersey City Museum and Newark Museum of Art (NJ); The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington DC); and El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo). Her work has been included in the Havana Biennale, Cuba and the Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, and she is represented by Lyle Reitzel Art Gallery in Santo Domingo, DR. Scherezade Garcia’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art Nexus, and El Diario NY, among others.