Marta Pérez García

Marta Pérez García has a BFA from Louisiana State University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Philadelphia.


Her work explores the chaotic aspects of the human condition. Through creatures, nature, metaphorical landscapes, and women's bodies, the artist conveys a sense of fragility and strength that permeates human beings.


Pérez García's prints are made through the woodcarving reduction process, where she fleshes out a wooden board to give life and density to the figures that will be printed on paper. The worlds she creates in these prints are an explosion of color and repetitive patterns, producing a dance in which Humanimal forms, objects, limbs, eyes, and teeth create a choreography of continuity and rupture and large images lead to detailed observation appreciating miniature elements.


Lately, Pérez García's work has focused on gender violence. Trying to create awareness of a serious problem that seems to be ignored, the artist creates multimedia installations involving local organizations, communities, and art institutions. These installations and workshops give voice, image, and presence to survivors of gender violence who have lived and continue to live in silence.


Marta Pérez García artworks are in the collections of Museo Arte de Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, the Library of Congress, Washington DC, The Phillips Collection Washington DC, among others. Since 2010 Pérez García has been a yearly recipient of artist fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was awarded a Public Art Building Communities Grant in 2018 for I'm Gonna Get You, a large mixed-media installation on gender violence exhibited at the Reeves Center. Recently, Pérez García started to experiment with structural paper making and was awarded the 2021 Vita Paper Arts Residency at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.