Vanessa Garcia

Johanna Lawshea

Born in Miami to Cuban-emigré parents, Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary writer and artist whose paintings and installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Her most recent plays include The Cuban Spring; Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde; and The Crocodile’s Bite. She is currently writing a memoir about American-born Cubans entitled Our Cuban Routes. In Garcia’s novel White Light (Shade Mountain Press) tells the story of an artist torn between the need to mourn her father and the chance to break into the art world.