About the Artist


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“I predict an hour when the term Women In Art will be as strange sounding a topic as the title Men In Art would be now.”
  -Cecilia Beaux



Audrey Rodriguez is a fine artist based in Brooklyn, New York, and was born and raised in South Texas.  At the University of Texas at Brownsville, the thematic focus of her undergraduate art was the depiction of the drug cartel violence raging along the shared border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico.


She found her artistic voice after directly witnessing the inhumane treatment of Central American and Mexican immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol officers. She felt limited by her technique, so in order to fully realize her ideas and concepts she sought academic training at a traditional atelier. 


She studied under Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier, where she learned time-honored techniques in painting and drawing. Audrey graduated from the Grand Central Atelier in 2016.


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Education:

2016            Grand Central Atelier

                Intensive study of drawing and painting

                Core Program Graduate

2012            The University of Texas at Brownsville/ TSC

                     Major: Art Education

                   Bachelor of Arts EC-12

Work Experience:

2012-2016        Salmagundi Art Club   

2013-2015        Grand Central Atelier

                             Work Study

2012                  Port Isabel Junior High

                            Student Teacher

2011                 Volunteer for Brownsville Artists League

                         Taught summer classes for elementary students.

Exhibitions:

2017         Wrap Me Up: Small Works Show

2016        GCA End of Year Exhibition

2016        Pieto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition of Still Life and Trompe L’oeil

2015        Portrait Painting Demonstration and Art Show

                  South Padre Island, TX

2015        Observations: Solo Show

                 New York Public Library

                 203 West 115th St, New York, NY 10026

2015        SCNY Non-Member Exhibition

2015        Eleventh Street Arts: AI FIORI: The Alla Prima Floral Sketch

                http://www.eleventhstreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/#/past/

2014        Eleventh Street Arts: Inaugural Group Show

               http://www.eleventhstreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/#/past/

2014        SCNY Non-Member Exhibition

2012        El Chupacabras Art Show

                 Awarded “Best of Show”

                 A South Texas University and College Art Competition

                Juried and Curated by Carlos G. Gomez, Angel Cabrales, and Samantha Isabel     Garcia

2012        21st Student Juried Show

                 Awarded “Best of Show”

                Juried by Javier Dragustinovis- artist and curator

2012       Fourth Annual Artopia

                 Awarded “Best of Show”

        Student Union- Patricia Longoria

            Juried by Samantha Isabel Garcia- Rusteburg Gallery Director       

2011                  First Annual Student Salon Exhibition

            Received “Jurors Recognition”

                     UTB Arts department / Center for Civic Engagement

2011      Despierta Senior Show Exhibition by

                              Adriana Rodriguez and Delfino Martinez

                                   Rusterberg Gallery

2009        The MSA Talent and Art Show

                       Co-hosted and showed work in the event

2008    Brownsville Historical Museum Collaborative Art Contest   

            3rd Place Ribbon for Art Mural- A contest held by the Brownsville Historical Museum that shows the historical aspects of Brownsville

Community Activities:

2011        IDEA in San Benito

                 Commissioned artwork

2011        Third Annual Halloween Fair

               Hosted by the UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement

                 Volunteer face painter

2011        Galleria 409 Art walk

Displayed and showed artwork

2011        Chalk Art Festival

            Hosted by the Brownsville Children’s Museum

            Volunteer face painter

2011        Artopia III

                 Hosted by The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College’s Student Union

                 Participant

2010        Second Annual Halloween Fair

                 Hosted by the UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement

                 Volunteer face painter

2009        Alternative Spring Break

                 Hosted by the UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement

                Volunteered to design, manage, and help paint two Murals

2009        Planting Seeds of Hope

                Volunteered for a Border Wall Corridor Beautification Effort



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