Andrea Garcia Vasquez

Andrea Garcia Vasquez is a structural fiber artist from New Jersey, USA. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York City in 2014. She creates installations and sculptures dealing with duality, interaction, and reaction. Being a first generation American from a Venezuelan family, Andrea has often struggled to identify with either culture. Most of the work is made of fiber and woven in some way. The process of weaving is about joining, combining, and intertwining different materials together to make one final product. The materials used typically symbolise womanhood, struggles of identity, and relationships. Andrea Garcia Vasquez allows for viewers to interact with her pieces. The purpose of allowing the viewer to interact with the work breaks boundaries, not only between the art as an object and the spectator, but also, between the viewer and social constructs. The processes in which the works are created and the way in which the works are experienced, attempts to unmask the demand for nature, self, reflection, and meditation in modern day society.

School of Visual Arts – Visual and Critical Studies – Bachelor of Fine Arts – May 2014 –
GPA 3.7

2015, Feb Blend, The Distillery Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2014, Dec The Degenerate Craft Fair, DCTV Firehouse, Brooklyn, NY
2014, July Destination Moon, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
2014, July Ghetto Music Films- Art Congress 2014, STREB, Brooklyn, NY
2014, June Art All Night, Trenton, NJ
2014, June June Bug Art and Music Festival, Metuchen, NJ
2014, May Destination Moon, Hostelling International, New York, NY
2014, May Destination Moon, Light Space Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2014, Feb Global Projects, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
2013, Nov Buy What You Love Art Auction, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
2013, Aug Handy Minds, Michael Mut Gallery, New York, NY
2013, July Global Projects, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2014, Oct- Dec Weaving Instructor Healing Arts Program, Weaving Hand, Brooklyn, NY
2014, Nov- Dec Weaving Instructor, Trilok Preschool, Brooklyn, NY

2015, Jan- May Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany