Maria Paz Garcia works with a variety of media exploring what is real, and illusion, what matters and what does not. Making use of simulation and irony, she plays with people's preconceptions.
One of a series of paintings using gradient lines. The wiggling line manages to unify and make sense of the unfinished background, which has the words 'Thin to Fat' written in pencil.
Painting of a quote from Levi-Strauss.The quote describes how beliefs and assumptions shape ideas of the Self and the Other.
Maria was haunted by the image of native Americans drowning Conquistadors to find out if they had a body. She approached the canvas almost as a quicksand where she could leave traces, using her fingers to tap left-overs of oil and then the canvas in quick blind movements.
2015 MPG, Panam Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
2012 Little House, Kanchen House, Mysore, India.
2002 Clicks Cuts and Noises, Canvas Art Gallery, Amsterdam.
1999 Fading Views. Canvas Art Gallery, Amsterdam.
2018 London City Island, Resident's Art Show, Ballymore Gallery, London
2017 Fair Booth Trial, Carousel, curated by Marcel Darienzo (carousel-art.net)
2016 Slippery Surface, Harts Gallery, London
2016 DRIVE THRU, Q Park Exhibition. Cavendish Square, Curated by Roger Clarke, London
2016 Rubbish & Romance, Octavius Road, London
2015 Summer Show Clase Fine Art. 6, Georgian House, St. James, London
2015 Office Sessions 4: Beak Street, London Curated by Caitlin Mavroleon
2015 The Open West. The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham
2014 Office Sessions 3. Art exhibition and experiment in site-specific work and installation. Curated by Caitlin Mavroleon.
2012 Absorb Arts. Absorb Studio, London
2011 Creekside Open 2011, Selected by Phyllida Barlow. APT Gallery, London
2011 She Said. The Outside World Gallery, London
2011 Trans-Siberian.In the travelling space of The Trans-Siberian Arts Centre
2008 Plena Imagen. Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico
2005 Entropia, Caos y Orden. ColdCreation Gallery, Barcelona
2004 Svar /Svara, Gallery Cold Creation, Barcelona
2004 Kunst Rai, Art Fair, Amsterdam
2001 Lugares para visitar, EME3 Density. Centre de Cultura Contemporönia de Barcelona, CCCB, Barcelona
2001 Mirada en viaje, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona
2000 Vano. Galeria ANIMAL, Santiago, Chile
2000 Grandes Paños, Galeria Muro Sur, Santiago, Chile
2000 Desde un mismo lugar, Galeria Tomas Andreu, Santiago, Chile
2000 III Biennal de Temuco, Sala A. Pinto, Temuco, Chile
2017 Residency in La Joya Art, Spain
2016 Artist Talk. AC Cuando La Arquitectura Encuentra La Ciudad
2009 National Council for the Arts Grant, Chilean Government
1999 First prize. COSAPI Prize, GalerÕa Tomàs Andreu, Santiago, Chile
1998 National Council for the Arts Grant, Chilean Government
1996 Honorable mention, I Bienal De Arte de Temuco. Temuco, Chile
1995 National Council for the Arts Grant, Chilean Government
1995 Honorable mention. Bienal de Pintura Gunther Prize
1995 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
1994 First prize, Concurso Nacional sobre Ecologia en Chile
1994 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile