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Lydia Garcia (b. 1991, Texas, US) uses natural materials and their degradation to create space for the viewer to contemplate what it means to “consume” content and art objects in a finite time. Utilizing light, video, organic matter and chemistry in tandem with natural dyeing techniques, Garcia considers the work as notes in a process meant to inspire appreciation for the economical use of resources. Garcia earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. The artist has participated in the Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program, facilitated by Andrea Mellard, former Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement, Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, and Sterling Allen. Garcia has participated in exhibitions at GrayDUCK Galley, Austin, TX; The Contemporary Austin, organized by Robin K. Williams, Associate Curator, and co-curated with Andrea Mellard, Austin, TX; DORF World, Austin, TX, curated by Sara Vanderbeek; among others. Recently Garcia has also participated in a residency for Mass Gallery in Austin, TX as well as workshops and webinars for Big Medium, Women & Their Work, and the Contemporary Austin. Garcia is the owner of Ochre & Iron, an evolving social practice in which we share and exchange knowledge and services through interactive workshops, process-based exchanges, and community involvement while generating working materials native to the Central Texas region. Garcia currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.

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