Artist Sergio Garzon lives and works in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is a full-blooded Muisca, born in Bogota, Colombia. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art after becoming the 1st recipient of the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for the Arts. The scholarship grants one Latino student full-tuition, living expenses, room and board. He has studied under internationally-known installation artist Sandy Skoglund and nationally-renowned painter Michael David Singer, whom he assisted during 2008 in his development of his work. Myriam Farrero has interviewed Sergio Garzon in National Public Radio and he was featured in All things Considered radio program.
One of Garzon’s notable projects have included PRINT BIG, a community driven event to break down the barriers between the studio, the gallery, and the public by taking the process onto the street. Giant wood block prints as big as 750 sq. ft. were printed with the aid of a pavement roller. The event was featured in Honolulu magazine, the Star Advertiser, Flux, and elsewhere.
As a professional artist Garzon has been featured in NPR, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Hana Hou Magazine, and elsewhere. He has illustrated for Honolulu Magazine, Abstract Magazine, and has created murals for T.J. Max, Nishimoto Trading, and Pow Wow Hawaii. He is also a winner of the Paia Award for Illustration. As a creative illustrator, brand designer, and creator of infographics, he has 10 years’ experience in hand-drawn design and illustration. He works in Adobe as well as in more traditional modalities like screen printing, printmaking, and watercolor on paper.