Artist Profile - Tatiana Garmendia
Tatiana Garmendia is a figurative artist with a conceptual twist. She synthesizes formal concerns with a humanist engagement in history and culture. Born in Cuba at the height of the Cold War, the artist remembers playing in abandoned missile trenches as a girl. In her art practice, history is understood as meditations on national and private mythologies, as the stories we tell others and whisper to ourselves.
Tatiana Garmendia has been teaching painting at Seattle Central College for over 20 years. Her work has been included in more than a dozen museum shows and has been exhibited throughout the US. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in many countries including England, Italy, Germany, Mexico, and India. She is a 2019 Neddy at Cornish finalist for painting, and the recipient of numerous awards including the coveted Cintas International Fellowship, Artist Trust Fellowship, and Pollock Krasner Fellowship. Her works are in public collections in Seattle, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Illinois, California, Ohio, and the Dominican Republic.