Biography

Allison Maria Rodriguez is a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist working predominately in new media, film/video and installation. Her work explores the limits of representation and the space in between meaning.  She is consistently searching for methods and approaches that destabilize conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. With themes ranging from human migration to species extinction, her work converges on a desire to understand the space within which language fails and lived experience remains unarticulated.

Rodriguez’s work has been exhibited internationally, throughout the country and extensively in the New England area, in both traditional and non-traditional art spaces. Her most recent projects include several large-scale public art video installations commissioned by Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Her work has recently been supported by grants from The CreateWell Fund, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Arlington Cultural Council, The Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation and Assets for Artists. Rodriguez is the winner of the 2017 Creative Climate Awards sponsored by The Human Impacts Institute for her video installation “Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos”. She was also recently awarded a 2018 Earthwatch Fellowship for a residency at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre to work on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” project.

Rodriguez received her MFA from Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and holds a BA in Language, Literature and Culture from Antioch College in OH, obtained also through study at Oxford University in England and Kyoto Seika University in Japan. She has taught courses in art theory and media production in a variety of contexts, from universities to children’s museums. She is also an independent curator of local group exhibitions and screenings and participates in artist collectives such as the Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance (BLAA) and the former Axiom Group.

Rodriguez has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Arts Letters & Numbers and The Wassaic Project. She became a core member of Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery in Boston in Sept 2017. Upcoming in 2018, she will be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Dorchester Art Project and a resident at The Ragdale Foundation and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.

(Photo by Adela Wagner)


Allison Maria Rodriguez CV