Native Houstonian Justin Garcia learned as a young boy that he would succeed in life with a combination of self-reliance and an insatiable curiosity about the world, and his place in it. Throughout his early years, Justin pursued an assortment of entrepreneurial endeavors that allowed him to amass the resources he needed to pursue his passion for art.
Garcia attended the Bauer Business School at the University of Houston, and received a solid foundation of practical knowledge. But his true purpose relentlessly beckoned, and he renewed his commitment to painting. In a small tin storage unit on the edge of town, he painted morning ‘til night, by sunlight and flashlight, and discovered his artistic style.
He continued developing his unique process, and the evolution of his works began to gather greater recognition among collectors and art appreciators in Houston and across the country.
Garcia believes that art is a vehicle for global transformation and often donates his art and his time, to various charities throughout the city.
Garcia’s works have been installed in a wide range of prominent spaces: River Oaks Bank, Chevron Corporation - Houston and Washington DC, Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, St. Luke’s Hospital at The Vintage in Houston, The Westin Houston/Memorial City, and the Mayor’s Conference Room at Houston City Hall.
Most recently, he was commissioned by Chevron as the only artist to represent the America's with a piece he titled "Vast" which was installed in the lobby of their headquarters in Washington DC.
Garcia has appeared on Fox 26 News, Telemundo and Latismo. He and his work have been featured in 002, Gloss, Absolutely in the Loop, Paper City Magazine, Downtown Magazine, HGTV’s Design Happens, Texas Home & Living, Houston Design Resources and Houston Press, as well as Houston Modern Luxury Magazine’s Annual Art Edition, Houston Chronicle, CultureMap and Lifestyles Houston.
Garcia has been represented for several years at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston Fine Art Fair and the Dallas Fine Art Fair, and his work has been selected by jury for the Annual Visual Arts Alliance exhibit.
Garcia was chosen in 2013 as one of the top “100 Creatives of Houston” by the Houston Press , and was chosen by the Houston Press Editorial Board as the 2013 Artist of the Year . In 2014, Garcia was named one of Houston's Top 10 Painters for 2014 by the Houston Press Editorial