Photo: Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Sandy Rodriguez is an artist and independent educator. Her paintings capture moments of transformation in the social and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, with a focus on themes of the persistence of place, activism, and physical and cultural regeneration. She was raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles. Rodriguez earned her B.F.A from California Institute of Arts.

Her collaborative book project A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker for Some Place Chronicles, a creative placemaking project produced by CalArts and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, will be available in Fall 2017. Rodriguez has been featured on CBC Radio Canada Hour le Monde, KQED Statewide Report, KPCC’s Off RampLos Angeles Times, and KCET

Awards

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)

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