Matt Garcia

desert ArtLAB

Emerging Fields, 2016

Growing up in the American Southwest, much of Matt Garcia’s work investigates the subjectivity of American truth, ecology and visual culture. As an interdisciplinary artist he is interested in a place-based artistic practice that explores the intersection of new media, community, and place. Garcia seeks and creates interdisciplinary platforms to generate dialogues of art and creative practices within and beyond the gallery.  Garcia is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary collaborative desert ArtLAB. The collaborative sets to reconceptualize desert ecologies and consider how native ecologies can inform identity, equality and resilience in dryland cultures and communities. Work produced by the collaborative gives voice and identifies complex political and social problems the reveal themselves in our natural environments.
Desert ArtLAB