Born in Cuba, in 1989, Mari Claudia García is a multi-media artist based in the United States. She began her art studies at San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in Havana, graduating in 2008. She then got a BFA in Visual Arts (2013) at the University of the Arts (ISA), located in that city as well. She is passionate about art teaching, which is the reason why she worked as an Instructor at the Visual Arts School at ISA for four years after graduating. In order to deepen her pedagogical knowledge, she took and earned an MA in Formative Processes in Art Education (2018) at the above-mentioned institution.
Mari Claudia has exhibited her pieces in many solo and group shows in Cuba, the United States, Germany, Belgium, France, England, and Denmark. Her work has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and by the Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation in Miami. In 2017 she was the artist-in-residence at La Isla Residencia, in Holbox, Mexico, and in 2022 she was invited to participate in the Amalgama-Barcú Residency, hosted by Amalgama Art LTD and Barcú Festival. All her endeavors have been recognized with several fellowships and grants, the most recent being the Society of Presidential Fellows (2021), awarded by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Mari Claudia got an MFA in Sculpture at that University in Spring 2023.