Patti picked up the camera at the age of ten. An immigrant from Colombia, South America, she felt lost in the English world, the camera was her door to acceptance, her voice to be heard. Since then she has not put it down.
Patti has been shooting and teaching photography and film for the past twenty-five years. As an artist, both in painting and photography, she has experienced many new ideals in the arts. Trying to get accepted as an artist is a challenge that she faces every day while remaining true to her soul. Patti continues to be a working artist for as long as there is breath in her lungs.
Teaching has given her a new outlook into the new digital age as changes are apparent through the eyes of her students. Photography has been her media of choice until recently when Patti discovered the beauty of filmmaking. Patti has directed and produced a variety of creative videos in attempts to tell another style of story.
Patti Garcia received her BA in Film and Cinema from San Francisco State University and her MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University, and studied at the Herron School of Art in Indiana, now teaching her passion she hope to help others find their voice.
EXHIBITIONS and PROJECTS:
2018 Viewpoint Gallery, Solo exhibition “Misunderstood Beauties” Sacramento, CA
2017 Woodland CA 10th Annual “Art Farm” group exhibition
2016 Sacramento Fine Arts Center, group show. “It’s A Zoo Out There”
2016 Black Squirrel Gallery Three Artist Show, “Colors”, San Francisco, CA
2014 Kennedy Gallery, group exhibition Abstract images, Sacramento, CA
2013 Tieton Arts & Humanities Art Show, group exhibition “Color 55”
2013 Beacon Art Show, group exhibition, San Luis Obispo, CA
2012 Judged the 2012 Film Fest Wired Weekend at Hancock College.
2012 Digital Arts California: True Colors Exhibition.
2011 Magma Music Video, Mikhail Tank production, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Directed and produced “Where Creative Minds Meet” for Community Access Television, Santa Maria, CA
2011 Beacon Art Show, group exhibition, San Luis Obispo, CA
2011 Enedina Castañeda “Palabras en Las Venas” Video, Santa Maria, CA
2010 Works Gallery, “My Favorite Nightmare” Video, San Jose, CA
2010 Red Berry Coffee Shop, solo exhibition, San Jose, CA
2009 SVACA Promotion Video, Santa Clara County
2009 “My Little Kingdom” video for Mikhail Tank, performance artist.
2008 Redwood Café, Solo exhibition, Cotati, CA
1985 KQED, fundraiser exhibition: Solo exhibition, Indianapolis, IN
1989 Student Show, IVTECH College, Columbus, IN
1981-1986 Owner of Photography Studio “Patti’s Foto & Film”
1988 – Sat on the panel of judges for the “Children’s Film Festival” Indianapolis, IN