Cuban-born Julio Garcia (B.F.A., painting, 1999) is influenced and driven by the methods and evolution of printmaking practices. Following graduation from SCAD, he worked under Master Printmaker Mitchell Bryant. Garcia has received contributions from NAZDAR International for his exploration of the company’s screen-printing chemicals. In 2000 he was awarded a printmaking residency to the Vermont Studio Center. The YUPO Corporation awarded him a grant in 2002 which gave him access to the company’s immense selection of synthetic papers. Garcia has been published in New American Paintings as well as numerous other national publications. His work was added to the permanent collection of Savannah’s Telfair Museum of Art in 2006.