Lilian Garcia-Roig

Lilian Garcia-Roig named Lawton Professor | English | Digital Narratives | June 27, 2023

Lilian Garcia-Roig, an internationally celebrated artist also known for her teaching and service, has been named Florida State University’s 2023-2024 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.

Lilian Garcia-Roig is a Cuba born, Texas raised artist living in Tallahassee, Florida whose works landscape-themed works have always explored the complex propositions of sense of place and belonging which so influence the construction of personal identity.

While she is most known for her perceptually-based, large-scale, “all-day” cumulative paintings that underscores the complex nature of trying to capture first-hand the multidimensional and ever-changing experience of being in that specific location, she has recently embarked on a conceptual investigation of the idea of the Cuban landscape and how her American Bauhausian education has colored her relationship to place and space. These new works are part of the Hecho con Cuba and Hyphenated-Nature Series; with her current project being Hyphenating Natures by Recollecting Roig.

She has shown nationally at such places as the Americas Society Gallery in NYC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Art Museum of the Americas and extensively in many museums throughout the southeast, especially in Texas and Florida. In 2017 her work was included in Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago one Pacific Standard Time LA/LA shows that opened at the Museum of Latin American Art in CA and traveled to various museums across the US. She was in the 2019 Florida Prize Exhibition at the Orlando Museum and the Florida Contemporary at the Baker Museum in Naples; and in 2020 Florida Biennial at the Hollywood Art Center in Miami. Most recently she had a large work acquired by Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM.)

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