EDUCATION

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, 2010

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art, 2006

ANTIOCH COLLEGE, Yellow Springs, OH
OXFORD UNIVERSITY, Oxford, England (study abroad)
KYOTO SEIKA UNIVERSITY, Kyoto, Japan (study abroad)
Bachelor of Arts in Language, Literature and Culture, 2003

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Title TBA.  (solo) La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. Boston, MA, upcoming Sept 2019

Title TBA.  (two person with Marie Craig) Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA, upcoming May 2019

Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos.  (solo) The Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA. 2018

Quickening the Dust: Rekindling our Living Link.  (solo) The Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA. 2018

In the Presence of Absence.  (solo) Latinx Heritage Month & Día de los Muertos Installation, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. 2017

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Not Just Us: Women Artists Speak Out for Social Justice.  The Dana Hall Art Gallery, Dana Hall School. Wellesley, MA, upcoming Jan 2019

Breaking the Rules.  Fountain Street Gallery. Boston, MA. 2018

The Cube Art Project.  The Railyard. Lincoln, NE. 2018 – 2019

Plenty 2018.  13FOREST Gallery. Arlington, MA. 2018 – 2019

Mapping Worlds.  Spaceus. Cambridge, MA. 2018

Art on the Marquee: Round 25.  Collaboration with painter Ashley Billingsley. Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston Convention Center. Boston, MA. 2018

Thank You Kindly.  The CreateWell Fund, Makeshift Boston. Boston, MA. 2018

Environmental Textures.  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Boston, MA. 2018

How Nature Instructs Us.  Suffolk University Gallery, Suffolk University. Boston, MA. 2018

Barnstorm 2018.  PUNCH Projects, Bluestone Academy. Ellensburg, WA. 2018

Unframed. Fountain Street Gallery. Boston, MA. 2018

Electric Women.  electric-women.com, online curated gallery featuring women of color working at the intersection of art, science, tech, and social practice. 2018

The Globe Project.  Center for Sundhed og Samfund, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2018

13WOMEN.  13FOREST Gallery. Arlington, MA. 2018

Thrive.  Fountain Street Gallery. Boston, MA. 2018

Space Invaders.  Fountain Street Gallery. Boston, MA. 2018

Plenty 2017.  13FOREST Gallery. Arlington, MA. 2017 – 18

Small WONDER.  Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery. Boston, MA. 2017

Creative Climate Awards Exhibition. Human Impacts Institute, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. New York, NY. 2017

Nasty Women Boston: A Nasty Art Exhibition. Laconia Gallery. Boston, MA. 2017

Traces: Imprints on the Natural World. Arts Letters & Numbers. Averill Park, NY. 2017

Art on the Marquee: Round 21. Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston Convention Center. Boston, MA. 2017

Mujeres 2017. La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. Boston, MA. 2017

Apple Pie: An American Art Show. Goodyear Arts. Charlotte, NC. 2017

A Group Thing. The Thomas Young Gallery. Boston, MA. 2016 – 2017

Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Re-imagined. The Nave Gallery, Nave Annex. Somerville, MA. 2016

Artist Statement. Czong Institute of Contemporary Art. Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. 2016

Lightworks 2016: New Media Festival. We Must Create, Nelson House. Grimsby, United Kingdom. 2016

Art on the Marquee: Round 18. Collaboration with sculptor Nathalie Miebach. Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston Convention Center. Boston, MA. 2016

Threads: Pride Alliance of Columbus Juried Art Exhibition. Pop-Up Gallery. Columbus, IN. 2016

Emerging Latino Artists 2016. La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. Boston, MA. 2016

Art on the Marquee: Round 16. Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston Convention Center. Boston, MA. 2015 – 2016

Out of the Office. The Karen Aqua Gallery. Cambridge, MA. 2015

L’éclair: Coming Soon #7. Maverick Marketplace. Boston, MA. 2014

Scidentity. The MALE Center. Boston, MA. 2014

A3: Antioch, Art, Alumni: Juried Exhibition. Uptown Arts Center, Preston Bradley Center. Chicago, IL. 2012

Like Life, Only Shorter: Independent Film Series. The Jam Factory. Manchester, NH. 2012

Identity Element: Works from the New Axiom Group. Axiom Gallery: Center for New and Experimental Media. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2011

NewFilmmakers New York: Spring Fest 2010. Courthouse Theater, Anthology Film Archive. New York, NY. 2010

The Best of Student Filmmaking. The Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2010

10th Annual Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival. Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL. 2010

MFA Thesis Exhibition. Koppleman Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University. Boston, MA. 2009 – 2010

The Mind is A Beautiful Beast. OKW Gallery and Medicine Wheel Gallery. Boston, MA. 2009

Electric Shadows Film Festival. Axiom Gallery: Center for New and Experimental Media. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2008

Axiom & Non-Event Presents: A Live Experimental Sound and Video Performance. Axiom Gallery: Center for New and Experimental Media. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2008

Freefall Video Performance Festival. The Squealing Pig. Boston, MA. 2008

SMFA Film Annual. The Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2008

MEZCLA: Six Emerging Latino Artists. New England Gallery of Latin American Art. Boston, MA. 2008

SunDeis Film Festival. Brandeis University. Waltham, MA. 2008

Authorship/Context. Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2008

I Was Just Looking for a Pot of Gold. Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2008

Midnight Blooming. GASP Gallery. Brookline, MA. 2007

Untitled Document. Media Lab, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2007

Close Proximity. Mission Hill Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA. 2006

Student Annual Video Show. Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston. 2006

Alternative Perspectives. Noyes Gallery, Antioch College. Yellow Springs, OH. 2002

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Manitoba, Canada. 2018

The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL. 2018

The Dorchester Art Project (invited as inaugural resident), Boston, MA. 2018

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. 2017

Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY. 2017

The Studios at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA. 2016

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Opportunity Fund Grant, The Boston Cultural Council / Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, Boston, MA, 2018

2018 Earthwatch Communications Fellowship, The Earthwatch Institute, Boston, MA, 2018

2017 Creative Climate Awards, grand prize winner, The Human Impacts Institute, New York, NY, 2017

2017 Latinx Heritage Month & Día de los Muertos Installation Grant, In the Presence of Absence, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington Cultural Council & Massachusetts Cultural Council, MA, 2017

CreateWell Fund Artist Grant, The CreateWell Fund, Boston, MA, 2017

Core Gallery Member, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 2017 (ongoing)

Salon 2017 Exhibition Publication Fellowship, Peripheral Vision Arts, Dallas, TX, 2017

Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2017

Assets for Artists Matched Savings Grant Award, Assets for Artists, 2017

Juror, Massachusetts Cultural Council 2017 Sculpture, Installation, New Genres Fellowship, 2016

Juror, Community Supported Art Program, Cambridge Arts Council, 2016

Princess Grace Award Nomination, The Princess Grace Foundation, 2010

Dean’s Award & Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009

Sir Henry Herbert Bartlett Travel Scholarship, The Bartlett, 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 – 2009

RMS Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Forest City Education Foundation, 2007 – 2009

Curriculum Committee Student Representative, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2007 – 2008

Graduate Student Grant, Tufts University, 2006 – 2009

Best Actress Award, SunDeis Film Festival, Brandeis University, 2008

Active Citizenship Fellowship Grant, Tufts University Tish College of Civic Life, 2007

Nelson Urban Scholarship, Antioch College, 1998 – 2002

Ohio Foundation Scholarship, The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, 1998 – 2002

Horace Mann Scholarship, Antioch College, 1998 – 2002

Michener-Pillard Scholarship, The Michnener Institute, 1998 – 2002

 

RECENT ARTIST TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Art From Trauma: A Forum, visiting artist lecture featuring Dell Marie Hamilton & Allison Maria Rodriguez, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, upcoming Nov 2018

Artist-in-Residence Lecture Series: Allison Maria Rodriguez, artist lecture, Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. 2018

Thank You Kindly, panel artist, The CreateWell Fund, Makeshift Boston, Boston, MA. 2018

Art & Tech // Show & Tell Series: Allison Maria Rodriguez + Catherine Siller – Projection & Performance, artist lecture, Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA. 2018

Women Speak: A Conversation with the Artists of 13WOMEN, artist talk, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. 2018

Rekindling our Living Link: Art & Environmentalism in a Contemporary Context, artist talk and panel discussion in conjunction with solo exhibition, The Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA. 2018

Decolonizing the Body: Marca X Panel & Artist Talk, guest speaker/curator, La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. Boston, MA. 2018

Space Invaders: Curator Talk & Artist Panel, panel artist, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA, 2018

In the Presence of Absence: an Exploration of Ecological and Cultural Loss, artist presentation with solo exhibition, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. 2017

 

COMMISSIONS

Public Media Art Commission, Art on the Marquee, Vanishing Points, a collaboration with painter Ashley Billingsley, Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2018

Public Media Art Commission, Art on the Marquee, One Girl’s Fantasy, Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2017

Public Media Art Commission, Art on the Marquee, Unknown Refuge, a collaboration with sculptor Nathalie Miebach, curated round, Boston Cyberarts/Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2016

Public Media Art Commission, Art on the Marquee, A Poem for Lonesome George, Boston Cyberarts/Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2015 – 2016

Documentary Production Commission, Community Arts Initiative Project, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Raul Gonzalez III, 2011

Documentary Production Commission, Community Arts Initiative Project, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Caleb Neelon, 2010

 

RECENT PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

“An Artist’s Notebook: Recognizing the Unseen”, The ARTery, WBUR, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Dec. 10, 2018.

“5 Things to Do This Weekend, From ‘Black Nativity’ to Rule-Breaking Art ”, The ARTery, WBUR, Amelia Mason, Dec. 6, 2018

“28 Artists Break the Rules at SoWa’s Fountain Street Gallery”, (curatorial interview and art image) The ARTery, WBUR, Pamela Reynolds, Nov. 27, 2018.

“An Artist’s Notebook: How Creativity and Science Converge”, The ARTery, WBUR, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Aug. 3, 2018.

“Lauren Valley’s Electric Women Project Provides a Space for Women of Color”, Art Reviews & Features, Pittsburgh City Paper, Rebecca Addison, May 16, 2018.

“CreateWell Fund: Supporting Artists of Color in the Greater Boston Area”, (image featured), Artsake, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Dan Blask, May 15, 2018.

“Electric Women”, electric-women.com, online curated gallery featuring women of color working at the intersection of art, science, tech, and social practice, (images and feature), Lauren Valley, 2018.

“The Thought Provokers: Meet Allison Maria Rodriguez”, (images and interview) Boston Voyager Magazine | Boston City Guide, April 28, 2018

“Grieving our Earth, Artist Allison Maria Rodriguez Creates ‘Chapel to the Apocalypse’ in Dorchester”, (images and feature) Pamela Reynolds, The ARTery, WBUR, Feb. 14, 2018

“DAP opens artist-in-residence exhibition with the works of Allison Rodriguez ”, (images & feature) Claire Mulvena, The Dorchester Post, Feb. 9, 2018

“Upcoming Artist Panel with Allison Maria Rodriguez on 2/15/2018”, (image & feature) Hope Johnson, Boston Hassle, Feb. 8, 2018

“February Compass: Big 3 Art”, (image & feature) Anya Smolnikova, Boston Hassle, Feb. 2, 2018

Thrive: thoughts from Curator Rebecca Skinner”, (images featured) Rebecca Skinner, Building a Gallery: Fountain Street Gallery Blog, Feb. 1, 2018

“Salon 2017”, Georgia Erger, Peripheral Vision, Issue 7, 2018

“Dorchester Art Project Welcomes Allison Maria Rodriguez ”, (images & feature) The Boston Hassle, Art Hassle, Jan. 25, 2018

“#Quickening the Dust: Allison Maria Rodriguez ”, (image & feature) The Boston Compass, Issue #91, Anya Smolnikova, Jan. 2018

“Creative Climate Awards Closing Reception ”, (image & interview featured) Asian in NY, Rubianny Alvarado, Nov. 18, 2017

“An Artist Talk, a New College Vice President, and an Art Show ”, (image featured) The Boston Globe, Sophia Eppolito, Nov. 03, 2017

“Capitol Square Hosts Day of the Dead Fiesta ”, (image featured) The Arlington Advocate, James Jesson, Oct. 30, 2017

“The Weekly Wrap Up: Oct. 27 – Nov 02:  in the presence of absence x chaos & cohesion x i can i will i did ”, (image featured) Flux Boston, Oct. 27, 2017

“Places You Can Hang: The Dorchester Art Project”, The Boston Compass, Anya Smolnikova, October 3, 2017

“Confronting Earth’s Trauma”, The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Allison Maria Rodriguez, July 3, 2017

“Confronting Earth’s Trauma”, Artists & Climate Change: Building Earth Connections, Allison Maria Rodriguez, June 29, 2017

“It’s Art, It’s Queer. It’s Here to Stay: Inclusivity (finally) hits Boston’s Art Scene”, DigBoston, Heather Kapplow, June 7, 2017

“IBA and Villa Victoria Present Mujeres”, The Boston Sun, Joe Prezioso, March 17, 2017

“Artist Statement #1”, Leejin Kim, CICA Press, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, January 2017

“Welcome, Boston Artists”, (artist profile) The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, assetsforartists.org, January 2, 2017

“Art at the Intersection”, The Metro Boston, Jake Taber, (curatorial work interview), August 11, 2016

“Art Exhibition Highlights Diversity of LGBTQIA People with Disabilities in Boston ”, The Rainbow Times, Luke Sherman, (curatorial work interview), August 4, 2016

“The Week Ahead: Galleries”, The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, July 20, 2016

“Gallery Girls: Art on the Marquee to Feature Women Artists”, Caught in Southie: South Boston’s Neighborhood Magazine, Mairead Mcgonagle, June 27, 2016

“George Fifield of Boston Cyberarts on Bringing Art to a Marquee”, The Boston Globe, Corlyn Voorhees, May 26, 2016

“Boston Cyberarts to Premiere Five New Works by Women Artists for “Art on the Marquee”, The Evolving Critic, Anulfo Baez, May 4, 2016

“Five New Works by Women Artists at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center”, Yareah Magazine: Arts Section, May 3, 2016

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Breaking the Rules.  Core Artist Exhibition, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA. 2018

Marca X: an exhibition of LGBTQIA Latinx Artists.  La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción and the Crossings Gallery at The Harvard Ed Portal. Boston, MA. 2018

2nd Annual HorrorFest – International Film Festival. The Bartos Theater, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology List Visual Arts Center. Cambridge, MA. 2016

You Think It’s _____, but It’s Really _____. Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios. Boston, MA. 2016

Geotagging Cambridge: Street Photography in the Digital Age. The Karen Aqua Gallery. Cambridge, MA. 2015

HorrorFest – International Film Festival. Cambridge Community Television. Cambridge, MA. 2015

Scidentity. Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Gallery, The MALE Center. Boston, MA. 2014

Reclamation. Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Gallery, The MALE Center. Boston, MA. 2014

Play. Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Gallery, The MALE Center. Boston, MA. 2014

Vivere. Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Gallery, The MALE Center. Boston, MA. 2013

Pattern Recognition. Axiom Gallery: Center for New and Experimental Media. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2011

 

ARTIST COLLECTIVES

BOSTON LGBTQIA ARTIST ALLIANCE (BLAA), Boston, MA. 2013 – now

AXIOM GALLERY FOR NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA, Jamaica Plain, MA. 2010 – 2012

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

LESLEY UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA. Fall 2018
Adjunct Faculty

  • “Image in Context” & “Visual Culture Seminar”

SISTERS UNCHAINED, Boston, MA. 2017
Arts Workshop Instructor

LESLEY UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA. 2017
Artist Mentor, Master of Fine Arts Program

CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY TELEVISION, Cambridge, MA. 2013 – 2017
Media & Technology Education Coordinator

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA. 2011 – 2012
Adjunct Faculty

  • Graduate Seminar and Critique Courses: “The Artist as a Cultural Worker” I & II

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA. 2009
Graduate Teaching Fellow

  • “Critical Mass: A Group Critique for Socially Engaged Artists”

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA. 2004 – 2009
Teaching Assistant

  • Video Production I & II
    8 Photographers & 4 Photographers Seminars
    Graduate Film Seminar “Myself, Yourself: The Diary Film”
    Graduate Seminar “Context”
    Photography Foundations
    Intro to Black and White Photography

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, Boston, MA. 2008
Student Mentor, Pre-College Summer Studio Program

SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION, Somerville, MA. 2007
Video Production Instructor, Youth Program

PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Baltimore, MD. 2001
Program Associate in the Arts

SHIMACHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Kyoto, Japan. 1999
English and American Culture Teacher

USA MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CENTERS, Buckhannon, WV. 1993 – 1998
Assistant Martial Arts Instructor

 

ADDITIONAL ARTS EXPERIENCE

LAVANA PRODUCTIONS, Boston, MA. 2017 – now
Project Manager

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA. 2010 – 2013
Administrator for the Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program

POWDERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, Somerville, MA. 2009
Production & Editing Internship

THINK AGAIN, ARTIST COLLABORATIVE, Jamaica Plain, MA. 2006 – 2008
Project Manager

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA. 2005 – 2007
Video Production Student Technical Support

RITZ CAMERA, Brookline, MA. 2004 – 2005
Lab Technician