J. Leigh Garcia
J. Leigh Garcia is an artist born and raised in Dallas, TX. Garcia received a BFA in printmaking from The University of North Texas and is currently pursuing an MFA at The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Description of my work…
As a seventh generation Texan and Mexican-American, my ancestral connection to Texas land has led me to an investigation of the ethical impact of my Southern-American culture. Issues that current and future undocumented Americans face such as harsh working conditions, the separation of families, and death while crossing the Mexico-U.S. border cause me grave concern. Through the lens of my biracial heritage, I aim to shed light on these contemporary issues.