Monday, August 14, 2017

Day 193 Francisco Enuf Garcia

Francisco is self-taught artist from Los Angeles California. He is currently studying fine arts painting at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is an international artist and social entrepreneur that creates murals and artwork that are created with community and contain empowering themes about immigration, justice, faith, and Chicano culture. He has been invited to paint murals all over the U.S., Mexico, India, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.

In 2008, while studying abroad in Mexico, Francisco was inspired and challenged by the work of Los Tres Grandes, the three major figures of the Mexican muralist movement and Frida Kahlo. In 2014 Francisco was invited to attend the International Artist Residency in India. Francisco has created public art across the US and countries such as Mexico, Europe, and India. In 2008 he won the Eric Fischl Vanguard award which recognizes emerging student talent in the fine arts at the Phoenix Art Museum and was extended invitations to speak at the White House. He has created work for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Arizona State University (ASU), Kansas State University (KSU), Arizona Dream Act Coalition ADAC), Underwater Dreams (Film), Spare Parts (Film). Francisco’s art work has been featured in CNN, NBC, PBS, Fox News, Az Family News, Univision, La Voz, Arizona Republic, La Voz, and Phoenix New Times. His experiences include collaborating with different non-profits, art organizations, businesses, and schools. Francisco is passionate about celebrating culture, creating cultural events for the community and working with diverse groups of youth throughout the country.

Mural that was painted in Parc De Bercy in Paris

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