Emilia García was born in Los Angeles, California. Her journey began on her grandparent’s ranch in the small town of Piru, Ca. It was in Piru that her grandparents raised her while her parents worked to provide for the family. In 1996, it was her grandmother’s death and love of art that drove her to leave the corporate world and immerse herself in her artwork.
A visual artist, Emilia expresses herself through the beauty and culture of her indigenous roots. Because of her success, her work can now be found throughout the U.S. and has earned the attention of the international community as well. Emilia’s work has been published in textbooks, various periodicals, art books, and graced the cover of The Flowers by Dagoberto Gilb, February 2008, and the forthcoming Simpáticas San Miguel Stories by Elva Treviño Hart, 2010. Her work has also been featured in various television programs and news segments.
“My work is centered on the beauty of our culture, who we are and were we come from. I try to convey images that speak of strength and love through family and celebration all the while focusing on the spirit of women. Although my influence has been from the great Mexican Masters, my inspiration comes from my grandmother’s love and her presence within me. It is through the closing of her eyes that she has opened my eyes to the reality of what I have become.”