Nathaniel Garcia, American Painter

  • Nathaniel Garcia was born in Pasadena, California in 1980. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley where he went to a private Catholic high school. 


  • After working a string of odd jobs including as a maintenance person for a trade 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. He painted in the evenings and exhibited modestly.


  • In 2010, Garcia grew weary of Los Angeles and, newly married, moved to New Mexico to focus on art and writing. A year later, he ran out of money and 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 Media Productions. He remarried on the Ides of March, 2018.


  • Nathaniel Garcia continues to produce short videos, paint, write, and teach. He exhibits his paintings and frequents film festivals around the world. 


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God Bless.