Michael Anthony García

Episode 15 · February 3rd, 2018 · 56 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Michael Anthony García is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and activist. His work takes many forms and attempts to addresses personal, local, and global issues, often highlighting those in this world who are marginalized, unseen, and under appreciated. Whether he is curating a show of someone else’s work, doing a live performance interacting with a video and audience, or presenting a very personal one man exhibit made up of sculptures created from old clothing and furniture, Michael is sharing with us his passion and what drives him to be an artist as he attempts to make a positive difference in his life and community and world as a whole.

Some of the subjects we discuss:

Dual citizenship
Early life/College
Discovering art
Mark Monroe
Finishing school/Move to Dallas
Graphic production/Art Direction job
Move to Austin
Los Outsiders
Curation projects
Performance work
Sculptural object art
Suspension of belief
Chimera at Grayduck
Sci-fi influence
Processing current events
El Capacitor
Working with the community
Austin art scene/Gentrification
Comedy and humor
Self care and saying no

Banner photo by Kelly Ngo

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