Garvin Sierra

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Garvin Sierra

Garvin Sierra has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Sculpture from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. He has worked as an assistant to prominent sculptors in Puerto Rico, and also works as an independent graphic, exhibition, and set designer. Sierra is known on social media for his TallerGraficoPR project. His work has been exhibited internationally in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Slovenia, Mexico, Cuba, Portugal, and the United States, and was included in No exist un mundo posthuracan: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is also part of prestigious private and institutional collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and Casa Las Americas Havana Cuba. In 2023, he was an Artist-in-Residence at MASS MoCA.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2024

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I work on the social, political, and cultural problems, corruption, and colonial nature of Puerto Rico— the oldest colony under the US empire. My work is built in the process of communicating the feeling of the country, where the objects, articles or materials are conceptual mechanisms that together carry a plastic-political message.”