With his sharp pen and observational prowess, the Chicano artist Eric J. García brings into focus social criticism regarding discrimination and the double standards in American society with courage and empathy. In this interview hosted by Cristina Baccin, Mr. García speaks about what inspired him to publish this compilation of works in the recently released book “Drawing on anger”, published by the Ohio State University Press.
Raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, he received his BFA with a minor in Chicano studies from the University of New Mexico, and completed his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. García’s works have been exhibited nationally in major institutions such as the San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Latin American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Every summer, he comes back to Albuquerque and brings his work to his community through the Working Classroom.