García, Álvaro Aquilino

Álvaro Aquilino García (b. 1957, Havana): An installation artist, García works with automobile tires in which, he says, he finds a silent history of the places where they’ve been. He uses the tires to create iconic sculptures that he calls a “three-dimensional drawings.” García’s work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation exhibition that toured throughout the United States, and in Reflections on the Nuevo Mundo at the INTAR Latin American Gallery, among others. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner NYSCA Individual Artist program grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts sculpture grant. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. García earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been an instructor at Franklin & Marshall College. (Cintas for art, 1980-81, 1984-85)

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