A Finding Aid to the Scherezade Garcia Papers, 1975-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.garcsche
Creators:
García, Scherezade, 1966-
Dates:
1975-2015
Languages:
Multiple languages
The collection is in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of multimedia artist, designer, and educator Scherezade Garcia measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2015. The bulk of the collection is comprised of printed materials that include art reproductions, a book and calendar, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters from Garcia's childhood and career as an adult. Other material includes awards and certificates, a photograph of Garcia painting, and school documents from Altos de Chavon School of Design; correspondence with her sister iliana emilia garcia, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and others; and sketches and mockups for Angeles Caídos [Fallen Angels] and other projects.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of multimedia artist, designer, and educator Scherezade Garcia measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2015. The bulk of the collection is comprised of printed materials that include art reproductions, a book and calendar, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters from Garcia's childhood and career as an adult. Other material includes awards and certificates, a photograph of Garcia painting, and school documents from Altos de Chavon School of Design; correspondence with her sister iliana emilia garcia, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and others; and sketches and mockups for Angeles Caídos [Fallen Angels] and other projects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as four series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1984-circa 2000 (Box 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1986-2015 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 3: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (Box 1-3, OV 4; 0.6 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Artwork, circa 1990, undated (Box 2, OV 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Scherezade Garcia (1966- ) is a multimedia artist, designer, and educator in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Garcia was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She attended the Altos de Chavon School of Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in 1988. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts in 2011 from City College of New York. At Parsons she received the Parsons Institutional Scholarship and Dana Foundation Work Program. In 2015 Garcia was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant.
She is a founding member of the printmaking collective Dominican York Proyecto Grafica. Garcia has taught workshops at Altos de Chavon and El Museo del Barrio. She has also been a lecturer at Parsons School of Design and St. Francis College.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2018.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 2015 and 2017 by Scherezade Garcia.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Scherezade Garcia papers, 1975-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the papers of iliana emilia garcia, sister of Scherezade Garcia.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art teachers--New York (State)--New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American women artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multimedia (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Altos de Chavón (Dominican Republic) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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garcia, iliana emilia, 1970- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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