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Sandy Rodriguez is a Los Angeles-based painter. Her work investigates the methods and materials of painting across cultures and histories. Her Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon is made up of a collection of maps and specimen paintings about the intersections of history, social memory, contemporary politics, and cultural production. Teaching across constituencies is part of her artistic practice and embodies her belief that artists are critical to reshaping our time and place. She was raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles. Rodriguez earned her BFA from California Institute of Arts and has exhibited at a number of regional institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Art+Practice, Los Angeles; and the Riverside Art Museum. This fall you can see her work as part of the MexiCali Biennial and Sur: biennial in Los Angeles. In January 2020 you can see her solo exhibit at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Rodriguez and her work have been featured on KCRW’s Press Play, KCET, LA TIMES, Spectrum News 1, CBC Radio Canada Hour le Monde, KQED Statewide Report, and KPCC’s Off Ramp.


Awards

City of Los Angeles COLA Master Artist Fellowship (2018-2019)

American for the Arts Public Art Network Year In Review ‎2017 award (2018)

Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Trailblazer Award (2017-18)

Artist-in-Residence for Los Angeles County Arts Commission (2016-2017)

Artist-in-Residence at Art+Practice in Leimert Park (2014-15)