Born in Cuba, in 1989, Mari Claudia García is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the United States. She began her art studies at San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in Havana, graduating in 2008. She continued pursuing a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Formative Processes in Art Education at the University of the Arts (ISA) in that same city, graduating in 2013 and 2018 respectively. She is passionate about Art Education, which is the reason why she worked as an Instructor at the Visual Arts School at ISA for four years immediately after getting her BFA.
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), the University where Mari Claudia got an MFA in Sculpture in Spring 2023.