b.1972 Lima, Peru

Profile

I have been creating sculpture for the last two decades.  In Peru I started carving granite from the riverbeds of mountainous regions. For the past 7 years in the United States I have continued my exploration of materiality finding raw wood and paper as my central medium of expression. My work is environmental and is moving towards being experienced in larger, outdoor and publicly accessible venues.

Experience

technical Instructor, art students league — 2006-Present

Instruct students on the creative and technical process of sculpting in wax and then casting into bronze through the Loss Wax Process.  Students of any level enroll in the Sculpting in Wax class and are brought through the many stages continually.  I work one on one with the students creative process, then as a group each students work is made into bronze.   Bronze pours are scheduled every other month and on average there are 7 individual sculptures poured.

Restoration, art students league — 2005-2006

Restoration of plaster copies of masterworks given to the League for their 130th Anniversary by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

MAster Sculptor, Condor Family Foundry — 1985-2002

Awarded several public commissions by the Church, Government and Military in and around Peru.

exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 Bendheim Gallery, Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Greenwich, CT

2009 APUS: Spirit of the Mountains, Drawings and Sculptures, Consulate of Peru, NY

2007 OSLYN Gallery, IN STANCE, New York, NY

Selected Two Person Exhibitions

2010 Exhibition Outreach: Art in the Public Space, New York, NY

2007 GAIA, Greenwich, CT

2005 Bendheim Gallery, Landscapes of the Mind, Greenwich, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 — The Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY

2010 Bendheim Gallery, Beyond Borders, Greenwich, CT

2010 Queens Borough Hall, Visions of Peru, Queens, NY

2010 Kiernan Hall Nature Art Gallery, A Nature Experience, Greenwich, CT

2009 BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Cedarhurst Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

2008 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

2007 United Nations, Group Show, New York, NY

2005 Lena de Gangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ

2004 Belskie Museum, New Jersey

1995 Continental Bank Gallery, Lima, Peru

1995 National Museum of Peru, Lima, Peru

Commissions

Selected Private Commissions

2009 Portrait for CPR & CDR Technologies CEO Paul C. Wang

2008 Portrait for HSBC VP Cyrus Mohiebbe

Selected Public Commissions

2002 Statue of Francisco Pizarro, Piura City, Peru

2001 Fallen Pilot Monument, Plaza Miguel Alegre

2000 Altar Relief for the Cathedral in Pisco, Peru

1999 Statue of Juan Jose Valer Bronze commission from the City of Lima, Peru

1999 Statue of Father Jose Maria Claret in Bronze

1996 Statue of General San Martin Avenue, Concrete, Commissioned by Peruvian Army, Lima, Peru.

Selected Publications

“Arte Verde: Peruvian Sculptor Oscar Garcia Presents Environmental Art in the United States”, Somos Magazine El Comercio, 2010, no. 1252, pp.70.

Catalogue for APUS: Spirit of the Mountains, foreword by Jose Augusto Tenerio, Consulate General of Peru, New York 2009.

Isabella Recio “Esculturas de Papel”  La Raza , Chicago IL July 22 – 28 2007.

Antonieta Chevalier – Calero “Un Escultor del la Vida”, Impact News Chicago IL, July 27th 2007.

Carla Guinet – Oerth “Arte para la Avenido” Diario El Sol Greenwich CT, 2007.

“Art council expands docent program for students” , Greenwich Time, Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bendheim Gallery features ”Landscapes of the Mind” Greenwich Post October 6th 2005.

Education

Fine Arts School of Lima, Peru — MFA, 2008

Art Students League of New York, NY — International Certificate in Fine Arts Sculpture, 2006

University of Lima, Peru — Certificate in Metallurgy and Materiality, 1995

Fine Arts School of Lima, Peru — BFA, 1996

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