Nathaniel Garcia was born in Pasadena, California in 1980. He spent his childhood in and around the San Fernando Valley. He was a middling student and graduated from a Catholic High school in 1998.
After working a string of odd jobs including as a maintenance person at a for-profit art college, Garcia graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2005 with a Bachelor's in Studio Art.
In 2006, Garcia was accepted into Cal Arts' MFA program where he focused on painting and video.
Following his graduation in 2008, he worked at non-profit Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock where he administered after school arts classes for students of the Los Angeles County School District.
In 2010, newly married, Garcia moved to New Mexico to paint and write. A year later, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he waited tables, worked as a substitute teacher, divorced, and taught digital art at a K-8 charter school. He wrote and directed many original videos and exhibited his paintings frequently.
In 2016, Nathaniel moved again to the San Francisco Bay Area where he taught motion graphics and video production at an East Bay digital art college. He produced videos with larger budgets, experimental and narrative, and formed a production company called Spantzo. He remarried on the Ides of March, 2018.
Nathaniel Garcia continues to paint, produce short videos, write, and teach. He exhibits his paintings widely and frequents film festivals around the world.
Garcia lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, two dogs and a 10 year old ball python.
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