Daniela Garcia is a first-generation Mexican American artist. Originally from the Antelope Valley California, she spent her childhood living between the rural town of Lake Los Angeles (CA) and her fathers' hometown, Las Canas Guanajuato, Mexico. As a child she was constantly surrounded by immigrant culture, both the artist' parents were the first to immigrate to the United States in the 1980's.
My work explores my cultural upbringing through the lens of immigration. Immigration has been a pillar in my life. From a young age I was submerged within Mexican Immigrant communities both through geographical location and through my own family shifting through the channels of immigration. I construct representational paintings and drawings using family, color, and motifs that weave together narratives which celebrate my cultural upbringing and the effect of restrictive and harmful immigration policies on my community.