Silver Bullets

Satya Underhill Garcia

Ring-Shaped River

2-channel video installation


7 minute video


10 minute video

Satya Underhill Garcia | she/her | Pender Island, BC

Satya Underhill Garcia is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up on the West Coast of Canada. Her mother is from central Mexico and her father is the 4th generation in his family of European settlers to live on Pender Island, where Satya grew up, the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. Satya primarily works with drawing, painting, and video based mediums. To create an immersive space Satya’s video work often has an installation component using projectors, lighting, fabric, and objects that have personal cultural significance to her. Satya explores themes of change, transformation, cultural identity, and the relationship between these themes, converging as a meditation on cultural evolution. Cultural heritage and changes in cultural understandings experienced by diaspora is often a focal point in her work. Satya creates a place for for reflections in her videos, sometimes with a personal focus and other times diverting from that focus