Audrey Rodriguez

About the Artist

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.



2020 New York Academy of Art

            Master of Fine Arts- degree in progress

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.


2020  Still: a survey of contemporary still life paintings - Sugarlift

2020 Contemporary Realism - Juried by Max Ginsburg - Mills Pond  Gallery

2020 Oil Painters of America 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils- RS Hanna Gallery

2020 Red Dot Winner Exhibition 2020- Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery

2020 Realism: Encountering the Real- Site:Brooklyn Gallery

2020 Virtual Concours 2020- The Art Students League 

2020 CLWAC 123rd Annual Exhibition- National Arts Club

2019 Unveiled- La Bodega Gallery

2019 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition

Beverly McNeil Gallery

2019 Contemporary 2019: Contemporary Figure

Western Colorado Center for the Arts

2019 47th International Art Show

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

2018 small/Mighty Group Show

La Bodega Gallery

2018 Puro Color! Group Show

La Bodega Gallery

2017 Wrap Me Up: Small Works Show

Eleventh Street Arts

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

2014 Eleventh Street Arts: Inaugural Group Show

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


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

Using Format