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BIO


        
        The anti-trend, painterly style of Mark Andy Garcia serve to impart emotional honesty to paintings that operate like entries in journals. His various one-man shows since 2008 have detailed his life as an overseas contract worker in Saudi Arabia, laid bare his emotional anguish over the passing of his father, and operated as keepsakes of memories of his daily life. These bring out various intense transformative experiences and also more ordinary, blissful moments. His approach towards painting has something of a child-like sincerity to it, charged with an undercurrent of religious intensity that churns both his content and brushwork, whether for lighter or darker autobiographical periods, and to portray joy or despair.

Garcia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Advertising) from the Technological University of The Philippines, Manila, in 2005. He is also the recipient of many awards such as the Grand Prize for 2007 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence, the National Art Competition (Oil Painting Category) and the Juror’s Choice Award of Excellence, 2008 Philippine Art Awards National. He just recently had chosen as one of the Recipient of the 2015 Thirteen Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2019 - "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
         - “THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW” - Art Cube. Ayala Center, Makati 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
2013 - “BETTER DAYS AHEAD” - Pintô Art Museum. Antipolo 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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2019 - "LIVING EARTH: Contemporary Philippine Art" - MAC (MusicaArteCultura) Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro, Milan, Italy
2018 - "PINTO MANHATTAN MANILA 2" - Pinto International, TriBeCa, New York City 
         - "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" - 1335 Mabini Gallery booth. The Link Bldg., Makati City, Philippines
         - "RE:VIEW" - BenCab Museum. Baguio City, Philippines
2015 - "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
GRAND PRIZE - 2007 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence, National Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)
JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2008 Philippine Art Awards (National Level)
GRAND PRIZE - 2003 36th Shell National Student 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 
1 OF THE 10 FINALIST - 2011 Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region)
1 OF THE 10 FINALIST - 2008 Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region)
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)
1st RUNNER UP - 2003 3rd Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category)


BIBLIOGRAPHY:


Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. “Honoring Transience”, BenCab Museum - April 27, 2019
Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. “Lyrical Landscape”, Art Cube Gallery - June 9, 2018
Dayao, Dodo, “Wonder”, Silverlens - September 9, 2017
Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. “Not Just Collaborators but Brothers” (Exhibition notes for “02NOW”: Collaboration exhibit with Lynyrd Paras), Art Cube Gallery - June 9, 2018
Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. “In The Painter, A Solemn Self-Examination”, Secret Fresh Gallery - April 24, 2016
Singson, Jose Luis, “Human Nature”, 1335Mabini - August 6, 2016
Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. “In Praise of the Loaded, Sympathetic Brush”, Ayala Museum - Sept. 13, 2015
Olazo, Jonathan. “About Belief”, Culturall Center of the Philippines, Thirteen Artists Award - Sept. 3, 2015
Filipina Lippi. “Mark Andy Garcia, In The Cockpit of Good and Evil: Spirituality on Canvas”, Manila Bulletin - June 1, 2015
Lumbao, Cocoy. “Blessings in Disguise”, West Gallery - Jan. 14, 2014
Estrada, Ma. Rica. “Passage of Time”, Cultural Center of the Philippines - May 20, 2014
Uy, Hanna Jo. “From the Depths of their Soul”, Manila Bulletin - April 8, 2013
Ching, Isabel, “Perdido Eden, Philippines / Pilipinas!”, Ode to Art Raffles City, Singapore - April 4, 2013
Guillermo, Alice G., “Painting Memories”, Art Cube Gallery - March 9, 2013
Fajardo, Marie Anne. “Somewhere To Lay My Head”, West Gallery - Aug. 9, 2012
Fajardo, Marie Anne. “Acquainted with the Night”, West Gallery - Sept. 13, 2011
Casin, Pam Brooke. “Mark Andy Garcia: Visual Musings”Manila Bulletin - July 4, 2011
Marcelo, Sam. “The Eagerness of a Soul”, Blanc Gallery - February 12, 2011
Guillermo, Alice G.. “Figures in Extremis”, Business Mirror - September 25, 2009
Marquez-Manaois, Jeena. “Rage and Beyond”, West Gallery - March 30, 2010
Chikiamko, Clarissa. “Art is Like a Journal”, Blanc Gallery - February 7, 2009
Bautista, Jay. “Spiritual Remittance: One Warrior Under God”, West Gallery - May 6, 2008