Christen   S.  Garcia

Assistant Professor  

Office: EVABL 1.205
Phone: (956) 665-3489
Email: christen.garcia@utrgv.edu
Website: nationwidemuseummascotproject.org

Christen S. Garcia

Christen Sperry Garcia is an artist, professor, and writer working in the field of art pedagogy.





Selected Publications


  • Christen Sperry Garcia. Dancing with the Zapatistas [Review of the book Dancing with the Zapatistas, by D. Taylor and L. Novak]. . N/A. New York, NY: The Drama Review TDR, MIT Press, 237, no. 2 2018: 1.

  • Christen Sperry Garcia, Felix Rodriguez, Xalli Zúñiga, and B Stephen Carpenter, ed. Thinking in Water: The Process of Collaborative Craft as Social Practice. Makers, Crafter, Educator: Working for Cultural Change. New York, NY/London, UK: Routledge, 2018.

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Materialized Practices of Food as Borderlands Performing as Pedagogy. ," N/A. Washington D.C.: Journal of Social Theory in Art Education JSTAE, VCU Scholars Compass 38, (2018): 10.

  • Christen Sperry Garcia and Graeme Sullivan. "Re-forming and Performing David Ecker’s Awkward Insight.," N/A. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Visual Arts Research (VAR) 42, no. 2 (2017): 11.

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Transdisciplinary Creativity: Consequential Matters," N/A. Philadelphia, PA: Studies in Art Education, Taylor & Francis Group TBA, no. TBA : 22 (manuscript).

  • Leslie Sotomayor and Christen Sperry Garcia. "Needlework: Forging Pedagogical Spaces through Fabric Patterns, mapping, and Childbirth," N/A. Philadelphia: Art Education, Taylor & Francis Group TBA, no. TBA : 15 (manuscript).



Selected Presentations


  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "An Art Education Mezcla (Mix): Hybridized Foods as Art Border Pedagogy," 2019 InSEA World Congress MAKING, Vancouver, BC, Canada (July 2019)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Borderlands Art Practice: Performing Borderlands Spaces through Art and Pedagogy," 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2019), Champaign-Urbana, IL (May 2019)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia, Lilia Cabrera, and Brian Dick. "Museo Me Vale: A mobile Museum of Value and Indifference Traveling the Rio Grande Valley," 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2019), Champaign-Urbana, IL. (May 2019)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia, Lilia Cabrera, and Brian Dick. "Museo Me Vale as a Performative Curricular Mobile Museum," National Art Education Association Conference (NAEA), Boston, MA (March 2019)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Makers, Crafters, Educators," National Art Education Association (NAEA), New York, NY (March 2019)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Multiplicitous Tortillas," A Conference Inspired by the Work of Maria Lugónes, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (May 2018)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Food as Art Pedagogy and Assemblage," Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference (PAEA), Pittsburgh PA (October 2017)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia and Sullivan Graeme. "Mascots Infiltrate Museums: Re-Visioning David Ecker’s Qualitative Problem Solving Fifty Years On," National Art Education Association Conference (NAEA), New York, NY (March 2017)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia and Leslie Sotomayor. "Undervalued for Decades: A Contemporary Analysis of Needlework as Informal Art Education Spaces," National Art Education Association Conference (NAEA), New York, NY (March 2017)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Mend: Work Created by Feminism, Juried by Juan Riusech, Curated by Donna Mason Sweigart," NYCJW18, New York, NY (2018)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Frontera Feminine," North American Art Gallery, McAllen, TX, USA (2018)

  • and Lilia Cabrera. "TASA Juried Faculty Exhibition," Edinburg, TX, USA (2018)

  • Brian Dick "A Ship in the Woods Music and Art Festival," Nationwide Museum Mascot Project. Escondido, CA, USA (2018)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "Talk Talk," Escondido, CA, USA (2017)

  • "The Palmer Gets a Mascot AND Tortillas," Nationwide Museum Mascot Project at the Palmer Museum of Art. Penn State, University Park, PA, USA (2017)

  • Christen Sperry Garcia. "About the Body," University Park, PA (2017)

Current Courses

ARTS 3381 01 - Art Ed: Theory & Background:
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ARTS 1301 91L - Art Appreciation:
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ARTS 3383 02 - Art Ed: Classroom Strategies:
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ARTS 3381 01 - Art Ed: Theory & Background:
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ARTS 3382 01 - Art Ed: Issues & Practice:
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