Elio Garcia, born and raised in Milwaukee’s South Side, is a graduate from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts (2021). His practice ranges from; poetry/prose, video work, painting/drawing, mixed media paintings, sculpture/installation, and experiments with upcycling garments.

He has exhibited work in group shows at Walker’s Point Center of the Arts and Between Two Galleries. His work has not been limited to just the realms of the arts, but also inclusive of community-based work through non-profit organizations. From the likes of working in community centers, to public schools, and arts-based organizations. Elio has over eight years of mentorship and facilitation catered to various age groups. This combination of the arts and community-based work is the bridge he aims to continually maintain.