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Cuban Art Lilian García-RoigLilian García-Roig
Period: Contemporary


Maple Veils
Los Velos del Arce, 2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches

Lilian Garcia-Roig was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1966. She earned her BFA in 1988 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She was the Director of Graduate Studies in Visual Art at Florida State University, Tallahassee from 2002 to 2008, and is currently a tenured art professor in this institution.


Garcia-Roig is a plein-air landscape artist, the French expression for “in the open air” painting. Just like the French impressionists used to depict the landscape in an immediate way, from direct observation, Garcia-Roig reflects in her representations a passionate engagement with both the given visual terrain and the painting process. Her body of work essentially befogs the boundaries between abstraction and representation.


The artist loves to delve into the deep woods with her paint tubes and easel and – just like an adventurer in an uncharted territory – she is moved when she comes upon an evocative scene in nature that yields an ongoing dialogue. It is at this point when the bliss beyond the moment begins… As the painter herself says, “These complex, dense scenes offer the most potential for the interchange of figure-ground relationships to occur within my paintings. Dense landscape allows me to use colors and marks that are simultaneously thickly built on the surface and also give the illusion of space. These formal possibilities of the landscape, and the push/pull of figure/ground relationships, really excite me.”


In Catching Up With the Instant, an exhibition catalogue essay authored by renowned art historian and scholar, Dr. Richard Shiff, he comments, “The collective rhythm of Garcia-Roig’s strokes and their range of color generate effects of form and illumination readily translated into features of a natural scene. She has mastered the art of keeping tactile materiality and the optics of representation in balance and in productive tension. She calls her work “maximalist” because no sensory aspect, psychological orientation, or perceptual attitude escapes it.”


The artist has been the recipient of major awards and residencies, among others, a 2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painting; a 2006 Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony; 1994 Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting; 1992 Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; 1990 Charles Addams Memorial Prize in Fine Art, University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States in various venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (FL), Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), Grace Museum of Art (TX), Michelson Museum of Art (TX), Kemper Art Museum (MO), Art Museum of the America (DC), Florida Museum for Women Artists, Wichita Falls Museum of Art (TX) and the Miami Art Museum (FL). The artist currently lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida.

 
 

Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Arbol y Enredadera de Ramas, Derecha
(Tree and Vine Ravine, Right View)

Lilian García-Roig
2005
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
C4263

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Arce y Enredaderas
(Maple and Vines Intertwine)

Lilian García-Roig
2008
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
C4251

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Bosque Frondoso
(Hemlock Cove)

Lilian García-Roig
2008
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C4249

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Después de la Quemadura
(After the Burn)

Lilian García-Roig
2014
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
C4561

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Día Abreviado
(Truncated Day)

Lilian García-Roig
2007
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C4248

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Enredo de Arces
(Maple Mash-Up)

Lilian García-Roig
2013
oil on canvas
30 x 48 inches
C4257
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Frenesí de Palmas
(Palm Frenzy)

Lilian García-Roig
2011
oil on canvas, diptych
30 x 48 inches
C4562
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Grand Million Mogote Hill (Reconstructed Sights)
(Gran Millón Mogote)

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
C5173
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Hojas de Palmera y Tronco
(Palm Fronds and Trunk)

Lilian García-Roig
2014
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
C4563

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Distant View of Hill Fields
(Hecho en Cuba: Vista Distante de Mogotes y Campos)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 1/2 inches
C5022
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Distant View of Hill's Ridges
(Hecho en Cuba: Vista Distante de Laderas de los Mogotes)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 1/2 inches
C5025
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Edge of the Knife
(Hecho en Cuba: Afloramiento del Filo de la Navaja)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 15 inches
C5020
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand Viñales Vista from The Jasmines
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Vista de Viñales desde los Jazmines)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5017
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: Hill
(Hecho en Cuba: Mogote)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5029

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: Hill at a Distance
(Hecho en Cuba: Mogote a la Distancia)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5030

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Hill in Viñales
(Hecho en Cuba: Mogote en Viñales)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 1/2 inches
C5027
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: Hill Passages
(Hecho en Cuba: Pasaje entre Mogotes)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5026

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: Storm over the Valley
(Hecho en Cuba: Tormenta sobre el Valle)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5028

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: The Jasmines Overlook
(Hecho en Cuba: Desde el Mirador de los Jazmines)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 inches
C5021
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: The Million Hill Diptych
(Hecho en Cuba: Díptico del Mogote El Millón)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 60 inches
C5037
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Two Sisters Ridges
(Hecho en Cuba: Cadenas Montañosas Dos Hermanas)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 inches
C5023
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Two Sisters View
((Hecho en Cuba: Dos Hermanas Vista)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 inches
C5024
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Ascension
(Hecho en Cuba: Ascensión)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 1/4 inches
C4978
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Bucolic Viñales Valley with Sunset and Dry Plain
(Hecho en Cuba: Escena Bucólica de Viñales con Atardecer y Secadero)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5068
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Diptych of Hills
(Hecho en Cuba: Díptico de Mogotes)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 45 inches
C5082
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Distant View of Grand Hills
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Mogote a la Distancia)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5072
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: Facade of the Wedges
(Hecho en Cuba: Fachada de las Laderas)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5079

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Farm and Hill of Kings
(Hecho en Cuba: Finca y Mogote de Reyes)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5077
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Made in Cuba: From Farm to Foot Hill
(Hecho en Cuba: De la Finca a las Colinas)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
30 x 22 inches
C5081

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand Hill and Passage Views
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Vista de Mogote y Paisaje)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5071
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand Hill View from Tobacco Field
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Vista de los Mogotes desde un Campo de Tabaco)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on canvas
22 x 30
C5078
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand View of Hills #3
(Gran Vista de Mogotes #3)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C4975
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand Vista of Hills #2
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Vista de Mogotes #2)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heabvy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5075
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Grand Vista of the Two Sisters
(Hecho en Cuba: Gran Vista Dos Hermanas)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5073
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Hill Capstone
(Hecho en Cuba: Cima de un Mogote)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5074
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Ode to Viñales
(Hecho en Cuba: Oda a Viñales)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
21 x 30 inches
C5018
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: Vast View)
(Hecho en Cuba:Amplia Visión)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
15 x 22 inches
C5019
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: West Ridge and Fields
(Hecho en Cuba: Ladera Oeste y Campo)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5070
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Made in Cuba: West Ridge View
(Hecho en Cuba: Vista de Ladera Oeste)

Lilian García-Roig
2017
acrylic on heavy paper laid down on wood
22 x 30 inches
C5076
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Maple Veils
(Los Velos del Arce)

Lilian García-Roig
2007
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
C4098
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Palma Abanico
(Fan Palm)

Lilian García-Roig
2005
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C4649

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Palmar
(Palmage)

Lilian García-Roig
2014
oil on canvas, diptych
30 x 54 inches
C4605
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Palmas Centrales con Naranja
(Central Palms with Oranges)

Lilian García-Roig
2015
oil on canvas, diptych
48 x 72 inches
C4597
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Ramas Extremas de Arce
(Extreme Mapple Branches)

Lilian García-Roig
2010
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
C4650

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Reconstructed Sights: Ascension
(Vistas Reconstruidas:Ascensión )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
C5170

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Reconstructed Sights: Bucolic Sunset over Mogote Hill
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Atardecer Bucólico sobre el Mogote)

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C5165

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Reconstructed Sights: Distant Grand Hill Range
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Formación de Mogotes a la Distancia)

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
36 x 60 inches
C5171
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Reconstructed Sights: Edge of the Knife Hill Range
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Filo de Cuchillo en Formación de Mogotes )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
C5168
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Reconstructed Sights: Grand Edge of the Knife Hill
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Gran Filo de Cuchillo Mogote)

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
C5174

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Reconstructed Sights: Mogote Hills and Plantain Trees
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Mogote y Platanal )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
C5166
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Reconstructed Sights:Bucolic Viñales Valley Scene Complete Sunset and Dry Plain
(Vistas Reconstruidas:Escena Bucólica del Valle de Viñales con Atardecer y Secadero )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
C5169
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Reconstructed Sights:Cave of the Cow Mogote Hill with Palm Trees
(Vistas Reconstruidas:Cueva de la Vaca con Palmas )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
06169
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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Reconstructed Sights:Hill Palm Potpourri
(Vistas Reconstruidas: Popurrí de Mogotes y Palmas )

Lilian García-Roig
2018
oil on canvas
48 x 30 inches
C5172

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Snake Vines
Lilian García-Roig
2007
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C4108

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Tango de Palma y Arbol
(Palm and Tree Tango)

Lilian García-Roig
2007
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
C4260

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig Transición Bosque Adentro
(Deep Wood Transition)

Lilian García-Roig
2012
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches
C4262

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Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Tríptico de Higuera de Bengala
(Banyan Triptych)

Lilian García-Roig
2015
oil on canvas, triptych
48 x 132 inches
C4598
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