Scherezade is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic and based in Brooklyn, New York. Through her practice of drawing , painting, installation, sculpture,animated videos and public interventions, she creates contemporary allegories of history, colonization and politics. Garcia’s work frequently evokes memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land.By tackling the collective memory as well as the ancestral memory in her public intervention and studio base practice , Garcia presents a quasi-mythical portrait of migration and cultural colonization.
Scherezade’s work is included in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, The Housatonic Museum of Art in CT, and El Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo.
She has exhibited at museums and art centers such as The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC, El Museo del Barrio, NYC, The Newark Museum of Art in NJ, The Sugar Hill Museum , BRIC in Brooklyn and others.
Her solo exhibitions include “Super Tropics” at Lyle O Reizel Gallery in Santo Domingo , DR,“Paradise redefined” at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; and “Theories of Freedom” at The Humanities Art Gallery in Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, This Side of Paradise-No Longer Empty, Andrew Freedman Mansion , Bronx, NY, “Souvenir” at The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; “Stories of Fallen Angels” at El Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR; “Tales of freedom” Mary Anthony Gallery and at Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC.
Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including “Our America:The Latino Presence in American Art”, Smithsonian American Art Museum , Skin I’m in;Contemporary Dominican Art from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection and Merengue! Visual Rhythms also at El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY; The Caribbean Abroad; Contemporary Arts and Latino Migration, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ.
Her art has been reviewed regularly by the media as The New York Times, Art Nexus, The Wall Street Journal, and El Diario.
Recently, Garcia was a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptures Grant.
Also, her large-scale piece “The liquid Highway”, commissioned by Columbia University @ The Miller Theatre is on view until June 2016. She is currently represented by Lyle O Reitzel Art Gallery in Santo Domingo and New York, and is faculty at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC.