Meet Canary Garcia, Our Resident Aspiring Artist

Canary, a 2020 graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, is a contemporary artist with experience in multiple mediums and styles, spanning from figurative to abstract, small to large format, and paint to sculpture. Originally from Hammond, Ind., she has had work published as part of the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition and recognized by the national Congressional Art Competition, which awarded her first place for a piece celebrating Indiana’s bicentennial.

“At Aspire, we wanted to add an organic layer to the typical process of selecting or commissioning artwork based on our own understanding of the property,” said Todd Bancroft, president and CEO of Draper and Kramer, developer and property manager of Aspire. "We created the ‘Aspiring Artist’ residency as an opportunity to support a young artist who will be creating pieces for Aspire as she experiences living there and interacts with the surrounding neighborhood. We can’t wait to see what Canary contributes to the building and how her work is inspired during her time there.”

Over the course of her year-long residency, Canary is commissioned to create several original pieces, the first of which will be a sculpture to serve as the centerpiece of the building’s main lobby. She will also create artwork for Aspire’s amenity spaces, mailroom, elevators and elevator lobbies, and corridors.

When you see Canary working on her next work of art in our common spaces, stop by to say “Hi”.  She’d love to meet you!

Read more about Canary Garcia and our Aspiring Artist program in our Press Release.