francisco rocky garcia is a native of San Francisco, CA. He received a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from California College of the Arts where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow. His work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brickton Gallery Art Center, Park Ridge, IL, the Eye Gallery, and several San Francisco Bay Area galleries. He was one of two featured artists in Koncepts Cultural Gallery's 1990 exhibition, Ways of Seeing.
His photograph of jazz violinist India Cooke received first prize in Photography at the Berkeley Art Center's 1992 National Juried Exhibition. Mr. Garcia's work has been published in numerous publications, including the New York Times, San Francisco Focus Magazine, ZYZZYVA, JAZZIZ, and Jazz Times.
He served as a combat medic in the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Purple Heart Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Bronze Star.