García, Scherezade

Scherezade has been involved in the Arts for as long as she can remember. Her drawings are her memories. These drawings are visual interpretations of her surroundings, for example, sounds and movements of daily life.

As a very young child, she showed great promise as an artist, so her parents enrolled her in Art school. She was fortunate to study under two very special and talented painters, Don Elias Delgado and Nidia Serra.

Scherezade, born in the Dominican Republic (Oct 1966) has lived in New York since arrived to study in 1986 to attend Parsons School of Design with a full scholarship based on the quality of her portfolio. Her work frequently evokes memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land. Garcia’s work is included in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, The Housatonic Museum of Art in CT,and El Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, DR. Her solo exhibitions include “Paradise redefined” at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; Island of many Gods at the Salena Gallery, and “Theories of Freedom” @ The Humanities Art Gallery in Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. Also, Loosely Coupled, Governors island NYC, This Side of Paradise-No Longer Empty, Souvenir at The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; Stories of Fallen Angels, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR; Mary Anthony Gallery and Leonora Vega Gallery, NYC.

Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including “This Side of Paradise-No Longer Empty“, Bronx, NY, This Skin I’m in;Contemporary Dominican Art from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection and Merengue! Visual Rhythms also at El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY; The Caribbean Abroad; Contemporary Arts and Latino Migration, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ.

Her work was included in the Caribbean Biennial in Santo Domingo, DR in 2001 and The Havana Biennial in 2000 in Havana, Cuba, also she is a founding member of DYPG (Dominican-York Projecto Grafico. Scherezade Garcia received her AAS from Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, DR, her BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY, NY and received her MFA from The City College of New York, NYC 2010.

Scherezade lives with her husband, NYC photographer William Vazquez, and her two budding artist daughters, Gabrielle and Montserrat in Brooklyn, NY, where she also has her studio. Scherezade is an adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School of Design in NYC. For more information, please check her website at www.scherezade.net


2012 The Postcard Haiti-Dominican Republic project-action in collaboration with Borders of Light

www.bordersoflight.org, Dajabon, Dominican Republic

2012 Invented Civilizations, La Peña Art Gallery, Austin, Texas

2012 The Sacred Body Art of the Omo Valley, solo project for The Armory Show, African Burial Ground museum NYC,

2011 Theories of Freedom, Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Theories on Freedom, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC

2008 Morir Soñando (Dying Dreaming), District & Co. – The Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

2007 Paradise Redefined, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx NY

Island of Many Gods, Salena Gallery at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Paradise: Selected Pieces, Crossroads Gallery, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2004 Sabana de la Mar: City of drown, performance-action, Sabana de La Mar,DR

2003 Souvenir: 1 x 1 Individual Projects, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2001 Paraíso (Paradise), IV Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DR

Dios, Patria y Libertad (God, Country and Liberty), IV Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DR

2000 Paraíso (Paradise), The Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Stories of Salvation, Ultimo Arte Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

Objects of War, Tales of Freedom, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Tales of Freedom, Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY

1996 Hispanic Heritage Month, New York, NY

Department of Housing & Development Community Affairs

1995 Stories of Fallen Angels, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR

1994 History of a Long Conversation, The Art Nouveau Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

1993 Small Works, Tino Cosma Design Store, New York, NY



2013 .2017 Our America: The Latino Presence in America Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (April 2, 2014 – June

22, 2014)

Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California (September 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015)
Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah (February 6, 2015 – May 17, 2015)
Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas (October 16, 2015 – January 17, 2016)
Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware (March 5, 2016 – May 29, 2016)
Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee (February 17, 2017 – June 4, 2017)
Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa (July 8, 2017 – October 15, 2017)

2012 Fallen Angels:in the studio, Art in Embassies, Department of State, Montevideo,Uruguay

2012 This Side of Paradise-No Longer Empty, The Formerly Rich, curated by Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY


2012 El Panal/The Hive,Trienal poli/grafica de San Juan , Casa de Los Contrafuertes, San Juan , Puerto Rico

2011 Loosely Coupled, Governor’s Island, New York, NY www.myharlem.org

About Change, World Bank, Washington, DC www.worldbank.org

Manifestaciones, Printmaking Portfolio, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR

Manifestaciones, Printmaking Portfolio, University of California Art Gallery, Washington, DC

Manifestaciones, Printmaking Portfolio, Empire State College Art Gallery, New York, NY

Manifestaciones, Printmaking Portfolio, Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York, New York, NY

Etnia-Art Fair, Espacio Latinoamericano, Brussels, Belgium

On Paper, Abro Gallery, Miami, FL

Dream Box, District & Co. – The Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

2009 Back to Back/Face to Face , Art of Haiti and The Dominican Republic, Embassy of Haiti, Washington, DC

2009 7 Islands/7 Artists, Embassy of Venezuela, Washington, DC

Bienal de Arte Interactivo, Museo de Mérida, Mérida, Mexico

2008 Labyrinth, Exit Art, New York, NY www.exitart.org

In Response: Summer Projects, Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY www.wavehill.org

2007 Away, femmes diaspora créativité et dialogue intercultural, UNESCO, Paris, France

2006 This Skin I’m In, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Merengue: Visual Rhythm, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Drawing Stage, City Without Walls, curated by Carmen Ramos, Newark, NJ

2005 Suite Quisqueya; District & Co. – The Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR Curated by Paula Gomez and Sara Hermann

Emerge 6: On Locations, Aljira, curated by Lilly Wei, Newark, NJ www.aljira.org

Dominicanazo!!, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

Bayennale at Somarts, South Market Arts Center, San Francisco, CA

2004 Sin Título, Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Black Atlantic, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin, Germany

A Celebration of Art and Entrepreneurship, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2003 V Caribbean Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR

Bootlegender, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx, NY

The Caribbean Abroad: Contemporary Artists and Latino Migration, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Arte Actual / Gallery Carmen Rita Perez, Casa de Campo, La Romana, DR

De lo Que Soy (What I’m Of), Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2002 Arte Actual / Gallery Carmen Rita Perez, Casa de Campo, La Romana, DR

To Scale, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Slam Video Film Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY Screening of “Sabana de la Mar” Video

The S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2000 NY Cow Parade, El Museo Del Barrio and the Bravo Group, New York, NY

Poetry and Politics of Art Books, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Known Territories, Salena Gallery at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

SDQ-JFK , The Carriage House, New York, NY

Family, Fission and Fusion: La Hispaniola, Imarisha Art House, Brooklyn, NY

Disorienting Signs, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Sound Fates, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY

The Circle Comes Around: Recent Art from the Dominican Republic,

Aaron Davis Hall, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY

1997 The New American Art Show, Tweed Gallery at City Hall, New York, NY

Emerging Latino Artists in NY, Queens Theater in the Park, Queens, NY

1996 International Painting Biennial, Haute de Cagnes, France Representing the Dominican Republic

Circuito, Ultimo Arte Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

Manifesto, Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY

1995 Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR

1994 One Foott Here, One Foot There, Ossaye Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

1992 500 Yolas, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

Impact of Two Worlds, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Galleries of Krasdale Foods, New York, NY

Crossings, 2nd Part Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

1991 Henry Street Settlement, Luis Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Dominican Artists Beyond Borders, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR



2012 Selected by the IUPLR to create the image for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program of Latino

Research Siglo XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis, Dominican Studies Institute,CUNY, NYC

Artwork titled: Talking the talk,Walking the walk

2007 Honored at The 8th International Conference on Women Writers of The Spanish

Caribbean: on Diaspora

Homecoming, Hostos Community College, XUNY

2006 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2005 Finalist, Public Art Project, Percent for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs

Recipient, Lehman College Art Gallery Grant

2004 Emerge 6, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2000 Panelist, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

1999 Dominican Selection for Solo Exhibition, Cuban Biennale

1996 Selected by Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo to represent Dominican Republic at the

International Biennial of Paintings, Haute de Cagnes, France

1995 Artist-in-Residence at Altos de Chavon/The School of Design, Dominican Republic

1994 Selected by the Hispanic Heritage Committee for the City of New York to develop three posters for

the Hispanic Heritage celebration

1988 Artwork selected for Parsons School of Design Academic Catalog

1988 Artwork selected for Parsons School of Design Fine Arts and Illustration Senior Exhibition Invitation

1988 Artwork selected for Fine Arts and Illustration Department at Parsons for Graduation Invitation

1986-88 Parsons Institutional Scholarship and the Dana Work Program, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY



Yolanda Wood, “Hispanic Artist in New York City”, book, 1994 NYC-Cuba

Marianne de Tolentino, “Artist of the Dominican Republic”, catalog by the Americas Society, 1995 NYC

Mirna Guerrero, Danilo de los Santos, “Mujer y Arte Dominicano”, book, 1995 Santo Domingo, DR

Marianne de Tolentino, “Energy Into Painting”, article, Listin Diario 1995 Santo Domingo, DR

Laura Gil, “Drawings of joy and color”, article, El Caribe 1995, Santo Domingo, DR

The American art show, catalog, Tweed gallery, 1997 NYC

Jonathan Goodman, “Tales of Freedom”, essay, Leonora Vega gallery 1998, NYC

Sara Herman, “Scherezade and her stories of salvation”, catalogue, Ultimo Arte Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

Graciela Kartofel, Jan Estep, essay “Disorienting signs”, Leonora Vega Gallery, catalogue, NYC 1999

David Vinuales, “Scherezade”, article, Listin Diario, 1999 Santo Domingo, DR

Art and leisure, “NY Times, X-files at the Museo del Barrio”, photo and selected show, June 2000 NYC

Edward J. Sullivan, ”From Here to eternity; Paraiso and other recent works by Scherezade, essay-catalogue 2000, NYC

The “S-files”, review, Art Nexus, no.38, Oct-Dec 2000, Latin America and USA

The “S-files”, catalogue, El Museo del Barrio, June 2000, NYC

Alanna Lockward, “Bienal de La Habana”, 2000. Cariforum, no.4, Santo Domingo, DR, 2001

Linda Pliagas, ”Stories of latinas achievers across the USA, article, Latina Style magazine, USA 2000

“Outstanding latina women”, article and newspaper supplement, El Diario La Prensa, March 2002 NYC

Sarah Hermann, “Migraciones hasta everywhere”, article, ARTes , no 5, Oct-Dec 2002 “, Santo Domingo, DR

Eduardo Marceles, “Artistas de la Diaspora hispanoamericana en New York”, article, ARTes, no 5, 2002 Santo Domingo, DR

Abil Peralta, ”Diaspora Viva”, article, ARTes , no 5 Oct.-Dec. 2002, Santo Domingo, DR

Robin Cembales, ”Modern-day Fridas”, Latina magazine, Nov. 2002 NYC

Maria Vega, ‘De lo que soy/of what I am”, article, El Diario La Prensa, 2003 NYC

William Zimmer, “Through her eyes only”, article NY Times, 2003

Patricia Stevens, Susan Hoeltzel, ”De lo que soy / of what I am”, catalogue, Lehman college Art gallery, Bronx ,NY 2003

Maria Vega, “Salvavidas rosas para mares bravios”, article, El Diario La Prensa, Sept.11, 2003, NYC

Tania Torres, ”Dominicanyorks sin cadenas”, articles, Siempre newspaper, 2003 NYC

Listin Diario, District & Co., Suite Quisqueya; new Dominican painting 2005 Santo Domingo, DR

Holland Cutter, New York Times, Emerge 6;on location, Dec 2005

Scherezade Garcia, Small Axe a Caribbean journal of criticism , Feb 2006

Benjamin Genocchio, New York Times, Paradise redefined ,Dec 2006

Holland Cotter, New York Times, Merengue;Visual rhythms , Jan 2007


2011 MFA, City College of New York, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

1988 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NYGraduated Cum Laude, Selected for Parsons

Institutional Scholarship and Dana Foundation Work Program

1986 AAS in Fine Arts & Illustration, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

(Affiliated with Parsons School of Design)



2011 – Present San Francis College, Art History Lecturer, Brooklyn, NY

2010 – Present Parsons the New School of Design, lecturer , New York

2004 –2010 Studio in a School, Teaching Artist, New York

2006 Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, IN

2003 Lehman College, Education Department, Bronx, NY

2000 El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, S-Files Workshop

1997 Altos de Chavón School of Design, Santo Domingo, DR, Fashion Illustration Workshop

1995 Parsons School of Design, NYC, Fashion Illustration Workshop

1994 Altos de Chavón School of Design, Santo Domingo, DR, Fashion Illustration Workshop



Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

El Museo del Barrio, NewYork, NY

Collection of Gilberto Cardenas and Dolores Garcia Carrillo, Austin, Texas

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo,DR

Barceló Public Collection, Santo Domingo,DR

National Palace of the Dominican Republic (President’s Office), Santo Domingo,DR

Carmen Rita Perez, Santo Domingo,DR

Fundación Centro de Arte Nouveau, Santo Domingo,DR

Cariforo Institute, Santo Domingo,DR

Joan Guaita, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Leonora Vega, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico and New York

Mary Anthony Galleries, New Hope, Pennsylvania

Marisela and Juan Silva, Caracas, Venezuela

The Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY