How Can I

Is there a facemask for sadness?,  Angie Victoria Garcia, 2018

Is there a facemask for sadness?, Angie Victoria Garcia, 2018

How Can I, is an ongoing series born from the artist’s relationship with her opinionated, Cuban grandmother who was deep in the world of cosmetology and incessantly prodding the artist with how to attain ideal, physical beauty.

How Can I, is a visual response to abuela, in the form of sarcastic questions, as if asking her what the artist should do in order to attain the impossible beauty standards of a white America.

How Can I, is an unapologetic means for the Latina artist’s brown, fat body to be represented and present, regardless of what the viewer considers to be ideal beauty.

Will I ever fit in?,  Angie Victoria Garcia, 2018

Will I ever fit in?, Angie Victoria Garcia, 2018


Angie Victoria Garcia (b. 1990, Miami, FL) is a visual artist with a focus on photography, design, and bookmaking, who received her Bachelor's of Fine Art at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, in May 2016.

She previously studied in New York City, earning a One-Year Certificate in the General Studies Program, at the International Center of Photography School. Her personal work deals with themes of cultural identity and relationships, as well as the connection between people and the landscape.

She is currently located and based in the South Florida area.

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