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EDUCATION

B.F.A. Studio Art (Concentration in Printmaking)                                                 Complete in Spring 2015

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 



Summer Study Abroad (student)                                                                                          Summer 2014

Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy 



High School Diploma                                                                                                                        2011

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, TX



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Printmaking Studio Maintenance Assistant, University of                                              Fall 2014- present

North Texas, Denton, TX  

Refilled studio supplies, assisted in weekly maintenance of studio



Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair
, Austin, TX                                                                           Spring 2014

Demonstration assistant 



Etching Printing Assistant for Kiki Smith
, Lari Gibbons–Director–P.R.I.N.T                              Spring 2014

Press, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Pre and post printing assemblage and construction



Gamblin Inks Tester
, P.R.I.N.T Press, University of North Texas,                                             Spring 2014

Denton, TX

Cut linoleum blocks, tested inks, relayed feedback 



Intern
, P.R.I.N.T Press, University of North Texas, Denton, TX                                                Spring 2014

Tested inks, refilled studio supplies, assisted in transporting 

artworks for professional press



Intern,
Pan Ector Industries, Denton, TX                                                                                 Spring 2013

Cleaned screens, loaded T-shirts, printed T-shirts, assisted in 

live printing events for commercial screenprint shop



COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS & PRINT EXCHANGE PORTFOLIOS

P.A.N.T.S Print Exchange                                                                                                                  2014

Organized by members of the Printmaking Association of North Texas 

Students, Denton, TX 



Denton Map–Steamroller Woodcut
                                                                                                   2014

Jaime Durham, J. Leigh Garcia, Sarah Lutz, Maria Razo, Melody Vaughan



Playlist
                                                                                                                                            2014

Curated by Andy DeCaen, Associate Professor–Studio Arts, University 

of North Texas, Denton, TX 



P.A.N.T.S Print Exchange
                                                                                                                 2013

Organized by members of the Printmaking Association of North Texas 

Students, Denton, TX



Flora and Fauna
                                                                                                                               2013

Lari Gibbons, Professor–Studio Arts, Director–P.R.I.N.T Press, 

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 

Nancy Palmeri, Professor–Art & Art History, University of 

Texas Arlington, Arlington, Texas



Printastrophe!
                                                                                                                                  2013

Curated by Lari Gibbons, Professor–Studio Arts, Director–P.R.I.N.T Press, 

University of North Texas, Denton, TX



JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Seizure Salad, Voertman Art Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                               2014

(Denton Printmakers)



Pretty in Ink
, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                                       2014

(Senior BFA Printmaking students)



Britches Be Crazy
, North Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                                    2014

(Artists from the Printmaking Association of North Texas Students)



Figure Drawings,
Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy                                      2014

(Artists from summer study abroad program)



Real Print $hit,
Basement Gallery, Dallas, TX                                                                                     2014

(Printmaking artists from DFW area)



Wet Pants Contest
, North Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                                   2014

(Artists from the Printmaking Association of North Texas Students



Photo I Exhibition,
Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                               2012

(Artists from the University of North Texas Photo I class)



52nd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition
, UNT Art Gallery, Denton, TX                                 2012

Juror: Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center



Design I Exhibition,
Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX                                                                             2011

(Artists from the University of North Texas Design I class)



PRESENTATIONS

Screenprinting Demonstration, Maple Hall, University of North Texas,                                              2014

Denton, TX



GRANTS 

SAO Scholarship: IEFS (International Education Fee Scholarship),                                                       2014

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 



PRESS, PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

Featured on blog: “Thank You to Intern Leigh Garcia.” Print Press                                                     2014

Blog. Accessed November 11, 2014.

http://untprintpress.blogspot.com/2014/05/thank-you-to-intern-leigh-garcia.html



Work featured on website: “Student Accomplishments.” College of                                                   2014

Visual Arts and Design. Accessed November 11, 2014.

http://art.unt.edu/accomplishment/leigh-garcia-screenprint-2014  



Featured on blog: “Leigh Garcia and Ana Peterson in Florence, Italy.”                                                2014

UNT Printmaking Blog. Accessed November 11, 2014.

http://untprintmakingblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/leigh-garcia-and-anapeterson- in.html



Featured on website: “Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair.” Printeresting.                                             2014

Accessed November 11, 2014. 

http://www.printeresting.org/2014/02/17/flatbed-contemporary-print-fair/



Featured on blog: “P.A.N.T.S Steamroller Event A Success.” UNT                                                       2014

Printmaking Blog. Accessed November 11, 2014    

http://untprintmakingblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/pants-steamroller-event-success.html



Print exchange featured on website: “Printastrophe! (class project).”    2013

Lari R. Gibbons. Accessed November 11, 2014

http://www.lrgibbons.net/portfolio/press-restoration/17980634 



LEADERSHIP & SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Resident Assistant, University of North Texas housing                                            Spring 2013- present

Supervised/mentored 35-45 residents, enforced housing

policy, created programs,  assisted in building maintenance



Student Club Co-President,
Printmaking Association of North Texas                            Fall 2014- present

Students (P.A.N.T.S)

Organized club meetings and club events such as 

T-shirt printing, card sales, and print sales.



Student Club Secretary,
Printmaking Association of North Texas                                            Spring 2014

Students (P.A.N.T.S)

Took notes at club meetings, posted information to club Facebook 

page, participated in; club exhibition, club steamrolling event, and 

various fundraising activities.



Student Club Member,
Printmaking Association of North Texas                                                  Fall 2013

Students (P.A.N.T.S)

Participated in club exhibition, club print exchange, and various 

fundraising activities.



PRINTMAKING SKILLS

Lithography: Stone

Water-Based Silkscreen

Plastisol-Based Silkscreen

Letterpress

Relief

Photoshop

Artist’s Books