Cuban-born, Houston-bred Lilian Garcia-Roig describes her mode of painting as Maximalism. Utilizing the plein-air technique of working on-site, her work differs from traditional landscape painting in that she captures not a moment in time, but a period of time - creating a density and richness specific to her work. As Richard Shiff wrote in his essay for the Polk Museum of Art exhibition catalogue, “Her art is less about fixing the image of a moment, more about participating in the moment, which heightens the artist’s sensitivity to her existence within nature’s community.”
Lilian Garcia-Roig obtained her M.F.A. at the University of Pennsylvania following the completion of her undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University. She has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan in Maine and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program Award in 2006. Garcia-Roig has had over 30 solo exhibitions and her work has been included in over 200 group exhibitions; a list that grows steadily each year.
Signature: signed "2011 -L.G. Roig-" at lower right