Olga Garcia Guerra

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New Acquisition

New Acquisition

Mami's Ascention into Sainthood

Mami’s Ascention into Sainthood

Liberate

Liberate

 

 

Artist Statement

Olga García Guerra was born in Sancti Spiritus, CUBA. In 1969, she immigrated to The United States aboard The Freedom Flight, she was nearing her fourth birthday. The Freedom Flights represented the largest and longest resettlement program of political refugees ever sponsored by the U.S. government, offering an escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba to 450,000 people.  She arrived at the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, where teams of translators, doctors and volunteers waited to provide food, medical care and financial support.

She is a long time photographer, enjoying photography as never before. In the Summer of 2010, she found herself searching for an alternative medium to analog and digital photography. An interest in scanography emerged. She was attracted by the nostalgic and dark look that scanography had to offer. Her distinct style is defined by memory, identity, loss and lucid dreams. Adopted objects, and pieces from the past have been collected, saved, stashed away over decades. The carefully selected objects become grouped, conversations occur and stories are told. Every so often, she finds herself haunting thrift stores and garage sales for objects that will evoke and express a certain spirit that would be otherwise elusive.

Olga has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Kean University. Since graduation, she has worked for several prominent advertising, sales and marketing agencies throughout New York City and New Jersey. For more information, please visit Olga on her website at www.olgaguerra.us

 

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