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MARK ANDY ROBIEGO GARCIA
Born October 2, 1984
Philippines

BIOGRAPHY
      

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:
        
"WONDER" - Silverlens Gallery. Manila, Philippines - 2017
"HUMAN NATURE" - 1335Mabini Gallery. Manila, Philippines - 2016
“THE PAINTER” - Secret Fresh Gallery. Ronac Art Center, Manila, Philippines - 2016
“RECENT WORKS” - Artist Space, Ayala Museum. Makati City, Philippines - 2015
“BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines - 2015
“TWO EDGED-SWORD” - Secret Fresh Gallery. Ronac Art Center, Manila, Philippines - 2014
“PASSAGE OF TIME” - Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila - 2014
“BETTER DAYS AHEAD” - Pintô Museum. Antipolo City, Philippines - 2013
“THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW” - Art Cube. Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines - 2013
“SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines - 2012
“BEYOND WORDS” - Light&Space Contemporary. Quezon City, Philippines - 2012
“ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines - 2011
“FOR DEAR LIFE” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines - 2011
“PERMANENT” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines - 2010
“UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines - 2009
“SO NEAR YET SO FAR” - West Gallery. Quezon City, Philippines - 2008


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS­:
        
2016: 
“DALOY" - Vargas Museum. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
"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; Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo
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“ (Metrobank Art & Design Excellence Network of Winners), Blanc Peninsula Manila. Makati, Philippines
“IMPLODE“ (T.U.P. Alumni Exhibition) - Cultural Center of the Philippines; Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)
2009:
“BUANG” - Alliance Total Gallery.  Makati City, Philippines
“FIGURES IN EXTREMIS” - Art Verite’. Bonifacio Global. 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, Philippines
“SURVEY 8” - Avellana Art Gallery. Pasay City. Philippines
“THIS TIME TOMORROW” - Blanc Compound. Mandaluyong City, Philippines


SELECTED AWARDS:
        
RECIPIENT - Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award - 2015
1 OF THE 10 FINALIST - Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region) - 2011
JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Philippine Art Awards (National) - 2008 
GRAND PRIZE - Metrobank Art and Design Excellence, National Art Competition (Oil Painting Category) - 2007
1 OF THE 10 FINALIST - Philippine Art Awards NCR (National Capital Region) - 2007
GRAND PRIZE - 5th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Water Media Category) - 2005
1st RUNNER UP - 4th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category) - 2004
1st RUNNER UP - 4th Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Water Media Category) - 2004
GRAND PRIZE - 36th Shell National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category) - 2003
1st RUNNER UP - 3rd Art Petron, National Student Art Competition (Oil Painting Category) - 2003


BIBLIOGRAPHY:
        
“In The Painter, A Solemn Self-Examination”. Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. Secret Fresh Gallery - April 24, 2016
“In Praise of the Loaded, Sympathetic Brush”. Daona, Carlomar Arcangel. Ayala Museum - September 13, 2015
“About Belief”. Olazo, Jonathan. Culturall Center of the Philippines, Thirteen Artists Award - September 3, 2015
“Mark Andy Garcia, In The Cockpit of Good and Evil: Spirituality on Canvas”. Filipina Lippi. ManilaBulletin - June 1, 2015
“Blessings in Disguise”. Lumbao, Cocoy.  West Gallery - January 14, 2014
“Passage of Time”. Estrada, Rica,.Cultural Center of the Philippines - May 20, 2014
“From the Depths of their Soul”. Uy, Hanna Jo. Manila Bulletin - April 8, 2013
“Perdido Eden, Philippines/Pilipinas!”. Ching, Isabel. Ode to Art Raffles City, Singapore - April 4, 2013
“Painting Memories”. Guillermo, Alice G., Artcube Gallery - March 9, 2013
“Somewhere To Lay My Head”. Fajardo, Marie Anne. West Gallery - August 9, 2012
“Acquainted with the Night”. Fajardo, Marie Anne. West Gallery - September 13, 2011
“Mark Andy Garcia: Visual Musings”. Casin, Pam Brooke. Manila Bulletin - July 4, 2011
“The Eagerness of a Soul”. Marcelo, Sam. Blanc Gallery - February 12, 2011
“Figures in Extremis”. Guillermo, Alice G., Business Mirror - September 25, 2009
“Rage and Beyond”. Marquez-Manaois, Jeena Rani. West Gallery - March 30, 2010
“Art is Like a Journal”. Chikiamko, Clarissa. Blanc Gallery - February 7, 2009
“Spiritual Remittance: One Warrior Under God”. Bautista, Jay. West Gallery - May 6, 2008