PROFILE | C.V.






 

BIO:

 

Mark Andy Garcia (b.1984) explores the notion of subjective space and landscape with the intention of capturing the sublime and the sacred in his images. Expressed through his uninhibited gestures, colour and paint, his contemplation takes shape in the form of uninhabited spaces of nature where the space becomes the subject of his work. What one sees is what Garcia sees and puts forth, an articulation of his spiritual thought, often expressed in his deliberate declaration of faith.

 

Garcia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Advertising from the Technological University of the Philippines Manila, in 2005.  He is also the recipient of awards such as the Grand Prize for 2007 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence National Art Competition (Oil Painting Category); Juror’s Choice Award of Excellence in 2008 Philippine Art Awards. He had chosen as one of the recipient of the 2015 Thirteen Artist’s Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In 2019, He receives the Metrobank Foundation’s Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES) for Visual Arts.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2023 - “CHASING SUNSETS” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippines 

2022 - “IN DUE TIME” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

2020 - “BASIC PAINTING” - Art Cube Gallery. Makati City, Philippines

         - “TO LIVE” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines
2019 - “PROMISED LAND” - Finale Art File, Tall Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

         - “CHEST TO HEART” - BenCab Museum. Baguio City, Philippines

2018 - “STAND STILL” - Art Cube Gallery. Makati City, Philippines
2017 - “WONDER” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippines
2016 - “HUMAN NATURE” - 1335Mabini Gallery. Manila, Philippines
         - “THE PAINTER” - Secret Fresh Gallery. Ronac Art Center, Manila, Philippines
2015 - “RECENT WORKS” - Ayala Museum, Artist’s Space, Makati City, Philippines
         - “BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines
2014 - “TWO EDGED-SWORD” - Secret Fresh Gallery. Ronac Art Center, Manila, Philippines
         - “PASSAGE OF TIME” - Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

2013 - “BETTER DAYS AHEAD” - Pintô Art Museum. Antipolo City, Philippines
         - “THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW” - Art Cube Gallery. Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines

2012 - “SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

         - “BEYOND WORDS” - Light&Space Contemporary. Quezon City, Philippines

2011 - “ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines
         - “FOR DEAR LIFE” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2010 - “PERMANENT” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines
2009 - “UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2008 - “SO NEAR YET SO FAR” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines        

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2022 - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippines

2021 - “ALT PHILIPPINES” - West Gallery/Finale Art File. Makati City, Philippines

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippines

         - “ALTERNATING ATMOSPHERE” - Finale Art File, Tall Gallery and Video Room. Makati City, Philippines

         - “GRAYSCALE” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines 

         - “PHOSPHENES” - Whitewalls Gallery. Makati City, Philippines

2020 - “SEARCHING SANCTUARY” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippine 

         - “TRY PUSHING A BIG TREE” - Silverlens Gallery. Makati City, Philippines

         - “ART MOMENTS” - Art Moments. Jakarta, Indonesia 

         - “ALT PHILIPPINES” - West Gallery. SMX Convention Center Aura, BGC Taguig City, Philippines

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines

2019 - "LIVING EARTH: CONTEMPORARY PHILIPPINE ART" - MAC (Musica Arte Cultura) Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro, Milan, Italy

         - “HOW TO MAKE A BODY WITHOUT ME POSSIBLE” - Artery Art Space. Quezon City, Philippines 

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens & West Gallery. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines

2018 - “PINTO-MANHATTAN MANILA II” - Pinto International, TriBeCa, New York City, USA

         - “STRANGE ATTRACTORS” - Artery Art Space. Quezon City, Philippines 

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens & West Gallery. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines

2017 - “02NOW” - Art Cube. Collaboration with Lynyrd Paras. Makati City, Philippines

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - Silverlens & West Gallery. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines

2016 - “DALOY” - Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

         - “ARTFAIR PHILIPPINES” - 1335Mabini Gallery. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines

         - “RE: VIEW” - BenCab Museum. Baguio City, Philippines

2015 - “IMAGO MUNDI” - Luciano Benetton Collection. Mappa dell’arte nuova, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

         - “STOP LOOK LISTEN” -1335Mabini Gallery. Manila, Philippines

2014 - “INTERVAL” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

2013 - “THE HEAD OF THE MATTER” - Art Center. Mandaluyong City, Philippines

         - “SURFACE AREA” - Finale Art File. Makati City, Philippines

         - “BOUND” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

         - “PERDIDO EDEN” - Ode to Art Raffles City. North Bridge Road, Raffles City, Singapore

         - “THE MONALISA PROJECT” - Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

2011 - “ALAY 14” - Boston Art Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

         - “FLATFEILD” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

         - “THE DRAWING SHOW” - Avellana Art Gallery. Pasay City, Philippines

2010 - “MADE-NOW” - Blanc Peninsula Manila. Makati, Philippines

         - “IMPLODE” (T.U.P. Alumni Exhibition) - Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP Main Gallery), Manila

2009 - “BUANG" - Alliance Total Gallery.  Makati City, Philippines

         - “FIGURES IN EXTREMIS” - Collaboration with Neil Pasilan, Art Verite’. Taguig City, Philippines

         - “IF WE ONLY WALK LONG ENOUGH” - Studio 83. Kim Yam Road, Singapore

         - “LOVE RULES!” - Boston Art Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines

2008 - “EIGHT FACES” - Avellana Art Gallery. Pasay City, Philippines

         - “8 x 8 x 8” - Avellana Art Gallery. Pasay City, Philippines

         - “PHILIPPINE ART AWARDS” - National Museum of the Philippines. Manila

         - “SURVEY 8” - Avellana Art Gallery. Pasay City. Philippines

         “THIS TIME TOMORROW” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS:

 

RECIPIENT - 2019 Metrobank Foundation’s Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES) for Visual Arts

RECIPIENT - 2015 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award

1 OF THE 10 FINALISTS - 2011 Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region)

JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2008 Philippine Art Awards (National Level)

1 OF THE 10 ÍFINALISTS - 2008 Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region)

GRAND PRIZE - 2007 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence, National Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)

GRAND PRIZE - 2005 5th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Water Media Category)       

GRAND PRIZE - 2004 UST Inter-University On-the-spot Chalk-Fest. Drawing Competition 

1st RUNNER UP - 2004 4th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)

1st RUNNER UP - 2004 4th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Water Media Category)

GRAND PRIZE - 2003 36th Shell National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)

1st RUNNER UP - 2003 3rd Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Roque, J. “Chasing Sunsets”. Essay 

Daona, C.A. “A Season for Ripening”. Essay  
Lamentillo, A. “Mark Andy Finds Happiness in Painting”. Manila Bulletin
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Olazo, J. “About Belief”.  Culturall Center of the Philippines, Thirteen Artists Award. Essay/Catalogue 

Filipina, L. “Mark Andy Garcia, In the Cockpit of Good and Evil: Spirituality on Canvas” Manila Bulletin 

Lumbao, C. “Blessings in Disguise”. Essay
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