Lucy García

Lucy García, a psychologist by profession and a passionate gallerist, began her career as an art dealer in 1988, inspired by her father, one of the leading art dealers in the Dominican Republic. From an atelier in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, she offered works by young artists as well as by great Dominican masters, including Gilberto Hernández Ortega, Jaime Colson, Plutarco Andújar, and José Ramírez Conde.

In 2009, Lucy García Gallery was formally established. For its launch, six deeply committed artists dedicated to using their art as a means to understand their world and to place the viewer within their experiences and artistic approaches were selected. Jorge Pineda, Quisqueya Henríquez, José Miura, Raquel Paiewonsky, Citlaly Miranda, and the Mexican artist Pepe Mar were the artists who inaugurated the gallery’s first collective exhibition, titled “Dangerous Beauty.” The subsequent exhibitions of the gallery included “Híper Pouf” by Raquel Paiewonsky, “Mundo Miura” by José Miura, “Cuarto de Curiosidades” by Pepe Mar, and “Solsticio de Verano” (a collective exhibition).

In 2016, with an exhibition entitled iNTRO, Lucy García Gallery presented the work of renowned Dominican and foreign artists, which she has continued to do since then in her Altri Tempi space, inaugurated with the collective exhibition Panorama in November 2021.

The artists of Lucy García Gallery have exhibited in important museums and art centers such as the Brooklyn Art Museum, MoCA North Miami, Museo del Barrio, Museo Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Museo de Montparnasse, and in Biennials such as those of Valencia or Havana. Their works are regularly reviewed by media outlets such as The New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Art News, Art Nexus, and Diario ABC. Additionally, many of her artists have been selected to participate in international artist residency programs through the Davidoff Art Initiative.

Lucy García was selected to participate in international fairs such as Volta 2015 and 2016.

In 2020, she was invited by curator Juan Canela to participate in Zona Maco, Mexico City.

She was awarded by the Dominican Association of Art Critics for her exhibition “Especies y Espacios” as the best exhibition of the year and nominated in 2019 by 63m² as the best collective exhibition.

Furthermore, the gallery was selected for the solo exhibition of visual artist Iván Tovar in 2019.

Exhibitions

  • Niebla Rosa, Nave Azul Melissa Mejía Solo Show, 2024. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Solar Dagoberto Rodríguez Solo Show, 2023. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Levitar Claudio Gallina Solo Show, 2022. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Estoy Aquí Pero No Soy Yo, Franz Caba, 2022. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Palabra, Número, Color, Fernando Varela, 2022. Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Panorama Group Show, Ana Elena Garuz, Frances Gallardo, Amy Hussein,  Natalia Ortega Gámez, Raquel Paiewonsky, Jorge Pineda, Charlie Quezada, Dagoberto Rodríguez, Maurice Sánchez, Fernando Varela, 2021. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Tropo, Trompo, Trampra Solo Show, 2021. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • La Espera Group Show, Fermín Ceballos, Ana Elena Garuz, Claudio Gallina, José Morbán, Jorge Pineda, Charlie Quezada, 2020 (Crisis Sanitaria).
  • Pare de Sufrir, Patricia Castillo, 2019. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • La Poética del Gesto, Iván Tovar, 2019. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Yo Vine a Buscar, Marta María Perėz Bravo, 2018. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Wheather, Lines, Video and Tape, Patricia Castillo, Frances Gallardo, Eliazar Ortiz, Charlie Quezada, 2018. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • What Exists Outdoors Belongs Indoors?, Charlie Quezada, 2017. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • La Arquitectura del Retorno, Claudio Gallina, 2018. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • En 63M², Jorge Pineda, Raquel Paiewonsky, Engel Leonardo, Priscilla Monge, Frances Gallardo y Marta María Pérez Bravo, 2017. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Jimayaco, Engel Leonardo, 2017. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Adornos Recientes, Dalton Gata, 2017. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Especies y Espacios, Raquel Paiewonsky, 2016. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Placebos, Jorge Pineda, 2016. Centro Cultural España, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Intro, Dalton Gata, Pepe Mar, Raquel Paiewonsky, Jorge Pineda, Charlie Quezada, José Miura and Hannah Parr, 2016. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • The Logic of Value, Quisqueya Henríquez y Hannah Parr, 2016. Quinta Dominica, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Aún Otros, Dalton Gata, 2016. Centro Cultural España, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Maleza, Quisqueya Henríquez, 2015. Centro Cultural España, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Solsticio de Verano, Hannah Parr, Pepe Mar, Dalton Gata, Quisqueya Henríquez, Jorge Pineda, Raquel Paiewonsky y José Miura, 2015. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Cuarto de Curiosidades, Pepe Mar y Dalton Gata, 2014. Moble Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Pasando la Página, Quisqueya Henríquez, Pepe Mar, Jorge Pineda, José Miura, Raquel Paiewonsky y Citlally Miranda, 2014. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Híper Pouf, Raquel Paiewonsky, 2014. Moble Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Let it Be, Mónica Ferrera, 2014. Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Art fairs

  • Pinta Miami 2023: Franz Caba
  • Zona Maco 2020: Eliazar Ortíz
  • Volta NY 2016: Jorge Pineda
  • Volta NY 2015: Jorge Pineda
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The Gallery

Lucy Garcia Gallery is a dynamic art space founded since 2014, led by its founder and owner Lucy Garcia who has over 30 years dedicated to the art world. This gallery has as its main axis to break with the stereotypical vision of traditional spaces in the Dominican and Caribbean art scene, this being a place where art is revalued as a vital necessity rather than as an object of consumption, creating in each exhibition curatorial proposals of an art that is critical, bold and sophisticated, where we are betting on the emerging expressions and deepening the established art, both in its reflection and in the exhibition dialogue, proposing in each sample of its artists the visual narratives that mark a deep interest in its critical discourse.

Our space has become a generator of actions from their proposals that are not limited to the space itself, but rather we believe in collaborative work with other spaces in Museums, Cultural Centers and public spaces, as a way to energize our local scene; with this we go beyond our physical venue and our exhibitions, contributing to the educational and cultural field, turning our gaze on the Caribbean cultural strabismus, from a critical look that sees, watches and observes, from a parallel prism in a Caribbean that is so fragmented in its cultural richness.

Our catalog of artists are marking guidelines of the current projection of art in the Dominican Republic, from a contemporary look that puts in value its commitment to what we are as a country that is generating much interest by the greatest collectors and curators, who have visited our gallery on countless occasions being our collaborators and mentors, among which we cite: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Gerardo Mosquera, Alberto Cruz, María Amalia León and Héctor José Rizek.