Catarina Mendes Garcia 
Artist | Freelance Illustrator 
Catarina Garcia  is a young artist from Lisbon, Portugal. 
Her work is based mostly on the creative process itself. Through the techniques of drawing, painting and printmaking, Catarina is constantly challenging her own notions of composition, art and aesthetics. Because it is a process based on trial and error, there is a continuous evolution throughout the years of practice. The human figure is one of the main themes in her work, however, it is also strongly based on the development of compositions in an intuitive and experimental way.


EDUCATION:
-2015 – Short Summer Course “The Expanded Field of Drawing”, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK
-2009-12 – Master in Drawing; Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, Portugal
-2006-08 – Degree in Fine Arts – Painting; Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, Portugal-2007/08 – Erasmus Scholarship; Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti di Torino, Italy
-2003-06 – Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts – Painting; Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, Portugal
SOLO EXHIBITIONS-March 2014 – “Musique” – Trindade Gallery, Oporto-September – December 2012 – “Riacho de Prata” Illustrations – MAEDS Museum, Setúbal-Fevereiro 2011 – “Sonho Imaginado” – Galeria Novo Século, Lisboa-Novembro 2011 – “Sonho Imaginado” – Galeria Trindade, Porto-January 2010 – “Vivências” – Novo Século Gallery, Lisbon
COLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (selection)
-November 2011 – Art Fair “Arte Lisboa 2011”, Galeria Trindade Stand, Lisboa-August – September 2012 – Douro’s Printmaking Biennial-December 2014 – Present – “Collective National Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artistas”, 10 different Portuguese cities, including Jeronimos Monastery, LisbonEDITIONS (selection)2011 – “Composição”, Etching, edited by Centro Português de Serigrafia.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE-Freelance illustrator since 2011.
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