( 1955 - )
[Photo by Patrick Jamieson.]
María Dolores Rodríguez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1955. She studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico between 1974 and 1982, earning a Bachelors degree in Graphic Arts. In 1983-84, she did post-graduate studies in Pedagogy at that same institution. She also studied at the Facultad de Bellas Atres de la Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) from 1986 through 1989, and earned her Masters degree (in Visual Arts with concentration on Painting) from the Academia San Carlos de México where she studied from 2000 through 2002.
Rodríguez returned to Puerto Rico after completing her studies in México, and currently lives in San Juan.
She has received the following prizes: Mención de Honor en Pintura del Ateneo Puertorriqueño (1984); Primer Premio de Pintura Certamen Revista Sin Nombre (1985); Mención de Honor en Pintura, Certamen de la Fundación Alfonso Arana (1994); Beca del Fondo Nacional para el Quehacer Cultural (1995 and 1997); and Beca de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México (2000).
In 2006, Rodríguez's painting Capitán América vela por nosotros appeared on the front cover of the Latin American Research Review.
Of her work, Rodríguez says: My paintings show an intuitive sense of color where eccentric universes can be found. I can define it as a fusion of an ambiguous, dense and primitive style.
[Biographic notes courtesy of the artist.]
Available Art Works:
[na]. Latin American Research Review. University of Texas Press, Spring 2006.