I grew up in the deserts of South West Texas, in the small dusty town of Del Rio, on the Texas/Mexico border. Growing up in this part of Texas left quite an impression on my creative impulse. The images of the long hot endless landscapes will forever be imprinted in my memory and will always be an influence on my work as an artist and designer. My formal training is in architecture and design, but art has always been at the core of my many creative explorations. I was influenced by my grandmother, mother, and uncle to pursue studies in art, but my interests in spatial explorations led me to pursue a career in architecture. Today I strive to bring an artistic sensibility to architecture and an architectural sensibility to my artistic explorations.
Registered Architect – Pennsylvania
LEED Accredited Professional – US Green Building Council
Master in Architecture – Harvard Graduate School of Design – 2003
Bachelor in Environmental Design – Texas A&M University College of Architecture – 1995
Study Abroad Fellowship – ITALART S. Chiara Study Center Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy – 1995 – 1996
2011 – Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition, Follow the Line, City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
2011 – Art by Architects, Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA.
2010 – Art by Architects, Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA.
2005 – Pakistan Earthquake Shelter Competition Exhibit, Architecture for Humanity Boston, Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
2002 – Building as Site: An Exhibition of Design Ideas, Representing the Future of The Kitchen, The KITCHEN, New York, NY.
2002 – Harvard Graduate School of Design Studio Works 10 Exhibition, Gund Hall Lobby, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. Studio Project from Inside/Outside the Box, Linda Pollak, Studio Critic.
2001 -APE installation, Harvard Design School Student Wall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Lobby, Cambridge, MA. In collaboration with Bill Yen and Garrick Jones.
2001 – Solo Exhibition, Works of Art by Gustavo Garcia, Harvard Graduate School of Design Student Wall, Gund Hall Lobby, Cambridge, MA.
1999 – MAC Juried Exhibition, A Fresh Look at Texas Art, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX. (Juror: Terrie Sultan, Director of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC)
1999 – SteelCase Artist Program, SteelCase Showroom, Dallas, TX.
1998 – Madness at the MAC – Members Exhibition, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas,TX.
1996 – Drawings, Paintings, & Photographs, by Gustavo Garcia and Ariel Fausto, Italart S. Chiara, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.
Private Collections New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia