Award winning designer, Erick “ROHO” Garcia is one of Chicago’s most active artists. Garcia received his BFA in Illustration from the American Academy of Art and recieved a scholarship for his MA Degree in Painting, from Governors State University. Throughout his artistic growth, Garcia’s philosophy has been “Life is Art,” which is conceptualized a number of ways through his variety of artistic talents.
One of those talents for Garcia is teaching high school students the experience of self-expression and artistic development. Garcia has been instructing classes for After School Matters, focusing on the fundamentals of art and design as well as Muralism. In 2012 he was given the opportunity to teach art classes at the National Museum of Mexican Art with emphasis on composing artistic individualism.
For the past 5 years, Garcia has been focusing on developing EXPO Collective, L3C, as a Co-founder and Creative Director. Garcia has been a crucial part in developing and executing exhibitions, took the lead on the conceptualization and execution of the first ever visual arts festival in Pilsen(Chicago) called the Quetzal Art Fest.
When he is not engulfed in composing a new series of paintings he spends his time mixing music and becoming an all around DJ. As an artist of many passions, Garcia’s theatrical experiences have lead him into screenplay writing, directing and acting in his first short film, DIBUJO, a film focused on the process of being a true artist.
Erick “ROHO” Garcia