Bernard Garcia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Started as a kid drawing and painting and taking art lessons. Attended the California State Summer School for the Arts program while in high school. Then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Art and Design.

Bernard attended The New York Academy of Art for a Masters in Painting. Currently Bernard is plein-air painting at Central Park or painting city scapes in New York City.  Bernard has his studio in Brooklyn, New York.


EDUCATION

  • New York Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts 2015
    • Concentration: Painting - Track: Anatomy
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Bachelor of Science, 1996
    • Major: Graphic Design - Minor: Theater

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • New York Academy of Art, 2014: Two-day portrait painting workshop with Dan Thompson.
  • New York Academy of Art, 2013:  Five-day still life painting workshop with Leah Lopez.
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, 2007:  Five-day portrait & oil painting workshop with Sean Cheetham.
  • Andreeva Portrait Academy, 2007: Still life painting workshop.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Flowers Gallery, Chelsea New York, NYAA Summer Group Exhibition.
  • 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art. Group Exhibition.
  • 2013 Inside Angles Gallery, Ohio. Portrait, Honorable Mention.
  • 1999 Pegasus Gallery, Oregon. Landscape drawings.

EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance Illustration 06/95-Present. Provide illustrations for book covers, products, logos, instruction manuals,
    online training programs, charts, diagrams, and annual reports.
  • PaintLounge.com 9/13-Present. Teach large art classes, acrylic on canvas.
  • PaintNite.com 9/13-Present. Teach large art classes, acrylic on canvas.
  • UncorktheArtist.com 2012-2013. Teach large art classes, acrylic on canvas.
  • Technical/Digital Illustrator 11/2008-11/2009. Impact Learning Systems, San Luis Obispo, CA.
    Vector line art illustrations and graphics for online program.
  • Teaching Assistant, Beginning Figure Drawing Classes 2000 & 2005. Assisted with drawing sessions for professor Robert Densham at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Helped students understand fundamentals of figure drawing. Draw samples to demonstrate objectives.
  • Instructor, Figure drawing 1999-2000 & 2005-2006. Linn Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR. Prepared and led beginner figure drawing classes.
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