As an interdisciplinary media artist, Matthew Garcia's artistic practice investigates ecology, its relationship to knowledge systems and how media can connect communities to a reclaiming or reimagining of a lost epistemology. While Garcia is formally trained as a photographer, his fieldwork based art and research practice engages a spectrum of expression tools including performance, video, photography, mapping and land installation. Garcia was a 2016 Creative Capital Awardee. Matthew Garcia works between his studio in southern Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area where he is currently an assistant professor of art and design at Dominican University of California. Garcia's work has been presented nationally and internationally at venues such as: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris France), Museum of Contemporary Native Art - MoCNA (Santa Fe,NM), Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, The International Symposium on Electronic Art (2012,2015), Balance-Unbalance Festival (Noose, Australia) and HASTAC (Lima, Peru).