News – Current/Upcoming

November 16, 2017
Grand Prize Awarded – Rodriguez’s video installation Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos won this year’s grand prize in the Human Impacts Institute‘s 2017 Creative Climate Awards at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York City. The award was chosen by an 8-person jury composed of artists, scientists, policy makers, curators and media experts.  To learn more about the CCA artists, judges, and events please visit the 2017 CAA web page. An article on the night’s event can be found in Asian in New York.


November 18, 2017 – January 13, 2018
Exhibition
Plenty 2017 at 13FOREST Gallery features the work of 52 New England artists.
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 18th 4pm-6pm
First Lights: Sat, Dec. 2, 12pm-4pm
Annual Holiday Party: Fri, Dec. 15, 6pm-9pm


November 22, 2017 – December 17, 2017
ExhibitionSmall WONDER at Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston will feature small, affordable works by Fountain Street’s Core Members.
First Friday Reception: Fri, Dec. 1, 6pm – 8pm.


January 2018
Artist Residency
Rodriguez is invited to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Dorchester Art Project (DAP) for the month of January 2018. Her residency will conclude with a solo exhibition during the month of February 2018. For additional details, please visit DAP’s residency page.


January 3 – January 28, 2018
Exhibition – “Space Invaders, an international exhibition juried and curated by Samuel Rowlett, will feature works that explore the concept of space. Exhibition will take place at Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston.  Rodriguez’s installation piece “Why Don’t the Frog’s Sing Anymore?” will be on display.
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 5, 6pm – 8pm.

 

 


January 31 – February 25, 2018
Exhibition – “Thrive”, the Fountain Street Gallery Core Artist Exhibition of 2018 will take place in SoWa Boston.
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 2, 6pm – 8pm.


February 3 – February 23, 2018
Solo Exhibition – Rodriguez is invited to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at The Dorchester Art Project (DAP) with her residency concluding with a solo exhibition. Details, including a title, will be announced soon.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 3, 6pm – 9pm.


March 2018
Artist Residency
Rodriguez is invited to be an artist-in-residence at The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL from late Feb – mid March.

 

 

 

News – Recent

November 2017
Award Exhibition – Rodriguez’s video installation Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos will be included in the Human Impacts Institute‘s 2017 Creative Climate Awards at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York City. The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase the best of climate-inspired, public works and actions. A listing of participating artists and a schedule of events can be found here. Rodriguez’s piece will be one of three works featured at the awards ceremony on November 16th from 6pm – 8:30pm.  The event invitation can be found here.


November 8, 2017
Artist Talk & Presentation – Rodriguez will give an artist talk entitled “In the Presence of Absence: an Exploration of Ecological and Cultural Loss” at 13FOREST Gallery. This event is held in conjunction with her multi-channel video installation currently on display entitled “In the Presence of Absence”. Rodriguez received a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council to create a temporary window installation in the gallery. For details, please visit here.
Artist talk & presentation: Wed, Nov. 8th from 6pm – 8pm.


October 29 – November 11
Grant Awarded/Installation Exhibition – Rodriguez was selected by 13FOREST Gallery to receive a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council to create a temporary window installation in the gallery. She will be presenting a multi-channel video installation entitled “In the Presence of Absence” exploring ecological and cultural loss. The grant is designed to coincide with Latinx Heritage Month and Arlington’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration. For details, please visit here.
Opening reception: Sun, Oct. 29th from 4pm – 6:30pm.
Artist talk & presentation: Wed, Nov. 8th from 6pm – 8pm.


2017 – 2018
Grant Awarded – Rodriguez was chosen as one of the four 2017 recipients of a CreateWell Fund Artist GrantThe CreateWell Fund invests in the belief that art is a critical human need through advocacy campaigns and grantmaking to individual artists from marginalized communities. The Fund was created to support individual artists of color in the greater Boston area who demonstrate financial need and a desire to lead healthy and meaningful creative lives. You can see the profiles of the 2017 grantees here. 


Fall 2017
Core Membership Selection – Rodriguez was selected as a core member at Fountain Street Gallery in the SoWa Art & Design District in Boston, MA.  Fountain Street Core members are active participants in daily operations and decision-making and is limited to 28 artists.  Artist profiles can be seen here.


September 23, 2017
Residency Open Studios The Wassaic Project will host a September Open Studios featuring the Wassaic Project Artist Residency‘s current artists-in-residence from 3pm – 5pm in The Luther Barn.


Fall 2017
Publication Fellowship Awarded Peripheral Vision academic journal of contemporary art criticism selected Rodriguez to receive a Salon 2017 Publication Fellowship. The Salon 2017, forthcoming in the fall, was curated by critic Georgia Erger.  Additional links will be provided here upon exhibition and publication.


September 2017
Artist Residency – Rodriguez was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence at The Wassaic Project in the Wassaic Artist Residency Program for the month of September 2017.


September 1 – 10, 2017
Exhibition – “Nasty Women Boston” is a group exhibition to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify as being Nasty Women in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights. It is also a fundraiser for Color of Change and Planned Parenthood.  The exhibition will take place at Laconia Gallery in Boston’s South End (SoWa) with an opening reception on Sept. 8 from 6pm – 9pm.


Summer 2017
Scholarship Awarded – Rodriguez was awarded a 2017 Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to talented writers and artists of color to attend a fully funded (tuition and housing) week-long workshop at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.


June 29, 2017
Article published
– “Confronting Earth’s Trauma“, Artists & Climate Change website, by Allison Maria Rodriguez, June 29, 2017. This article was also published on The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts website on July 3, 2017.  The piece focuses on Rodriguez’s creative work on climate change and species extinction – particularly her 3-channel video installation Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos.


April 29, 2017
Exhibition
Traces: Imprints on the Natural World. Rodriguez will have an exhibition of work created during her residency at Arts Letters & Numbers for the month of April 2017. The opening reception will be on April 29th from 7pm – 10pm at Arts Letters & Numbers in Averill Park NY.


April 2017
Artist Residency
Rodriguez has been invited to participate in the Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Program at Arts Letters & Numbers in Averill Park, NY for the month of April 2017.


Spring 2017
Grant Awarded – Rodriguez is one of 10 Boston-based artists selected to receive a Matched Savings Grant Award from Assets for Artists, made possible through a partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.


March 2017 – April 2017
Public Art Exhibition
One Girl’s Fantasy, a commissioned public art video installation by Rodriguez, will be included in “Art on the Marquee: Round 21“. “Art on the Marquee” is a project of Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Opening reception is Thursday, March 16th from 6pm – 8pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


March 9 – April 28, 2017
Exhibition – “Mujeres 2017″ – In honor of Women’s History Month, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción will feature an exhibition of Latina artists at La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. Opening reception is on March 9th, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm.


March 10 – April 1, 2017
Exhibition –  Apple Pie: An American Art Show”, a curated group exhibition addressing intersectional identities and representations of the USA, will open on March 10, 2017 from 6pm – 9pm at Goodyear Arts in Charlotte NC.


artist_statement_e-flyer_01February 2017
Publication – Work from the exhibition, “Artist Statement“, on display at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Korea in Fall 2016, will be published in print and e-book form by CICA Press. The book will be entitled “Artist Statement #1”.


November 5, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Exhibition – Rodriguez’s work has been selected for the exhibition “A Group Thing” at the Thomas Young Gallery in Boston, MA. The opening reception is on Sunday, November 6, from 5pm – 9pm.


November 10 – December 18, 2016
Exhibition – Rodriguez’s work will be on display as part of the Nave Gallery‘s exhibition “Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Re-imagined” curated by Boriana Kantcheva and Micah Eglinton-Woodson at the Nave Annex in Somerville, MA.  The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 11, from 6pm – 8pm.


November 28, 2016
Open Studios – The Studios at MASS MoCA will hold an open studios featuring current artists-in- residence from 5pm – 7pm. Details here.


November 2016
Artist ResidencyRodriguez will be an Artist-in-Residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA for three weeks.


artist_statement_e-flyer_01October 14 – November 20, 2016
Exhibition – Rodriguez’s work will be featured at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Korea for the international exhibitionArtist Statement“.


June 2016 – October 2016
Public Art Exhibition – Unknown Refuge,
a commissioned public art video installation by Rodriguez and sculptor Nathalie Miebach will be featured in Art on the Marquee: Round 18″. This curated round pairs a traditional fine artist with a digital/new media artist to collaboratively create a new work for the marquee.  “Art on the Marquee” is a project of Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Opening reception is June 1, 2016 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For press on the exhibition, including an article from the Boston Globe, please visit this page.

“Unknown Refuge” by Allison Maria Rodriguez and Nathalie Miebach


lw16_wmc-headerOctober 15, 2016
Public Art ExhibitionLightworks 2016: Festival of New Media” from 6:30pm – 9:30pm outside Nelson House, Albert Street East, Grimsby DN32 7HH, United Kingdom will feature two videos by Rodriguez.  Lightworks is a yearly new media festival in the UK curated and organized by We Must Create. A full list of artists featured, and where their work will be displayed, can be found here.


September 30 – October 2, 2016
Exhibition – Drawing work by Rodriguez will be on display as part of “Threads“, a juried pop-up exhibition hosted by the Pride Alliance of Columbus, IN.  The opening reception will be from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at 433 Washington Street in Columbus IN.


August 1 – September 2, 2016.
Curatorial Project – Rodriguez’s curatorial project, “You Think It’s ______, But It’s Really ______“,  is on display from August 1, 2016 – September 2, 2016 at the Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios.  The exhibition features work by 23 different artists living and creating at the intersection of queer identity and culturally defined notions of “disability”.  Rodriguez curated this show as a member of the The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance.  Opening reception is Friday, August 5 from 6pm – 8pm.  Midway is located at 15 Channel Center Street in Boston.

Articles
Art at the Intersection“, Jake Taber, The Metro Boston, August 11, 2016.
Art Exhibition Highlights Diversity of LGBTQIA People with Disabilities in Boston“, Luke Sherman, The Rainbow Times, August 4, 2016.


Latino ArtistsJune 2016
Exhibition – Rodriguez’s work is on display at La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts for the month of June 2016 as one of seven artists selected for Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción‘s “2016 Emerging Latino Artists” exhibition.  Opening reception is on June 3rd, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm. La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is located at 85 West Newton Street in Boston. Curated by Alexander Vazquez.


A Poem for Lonesome GeorgeDecember 2015 – February 2016
Public Art Exhibition – A Poem for Lonesom
e George, a commissioned public art video installation by Rodriguez, will be included in “Art on the Marquee: Round 16”. “Art on the Marquee” is a project of Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Opening reception is Wednesday, December 16th from 6pm – 8pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Schedule for screenings after the opening are TBA. Watch a video simulation of Rodriguez’s piece here.


November 2014
Exhibition & Publication – Participating artist in “Coming Soon # 7” a limited edition fanzine published by Dijon-based curatorial collaborative L’ÉCLAIR.  Launch reception from 7pm – 10pm on November 2nd at Maverick Marketplace, 154 Maverick Street, Boston. A digital version of this publication can be viewed here.


Scidentity_851x315April 28 – July 2014
Exhibition – Rodriguez’s work will be featured
in the exhibition Scidentity“, a group show exploring 21st century technological advances in relation to identity politics.  The opening reception will take place on May 2, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at The MALE Center, 571 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA. An image of Rodriguez’s work from the show can be seen here.

PREVIOUS

  • Rodriguez is a guest contributing writer for Bitch Flicks in their special Horror Week 2012 issue with an article entitled “Patriarchy in Crisis: Power and Gender in ‘The Stepfather’ “, October 24, 2012.
  • “A3:  Antioch, Art, Alumni: Juried Exhibition”. Uptown Arts Center, Preston Bradley Center. Chicago, IL, 2012. Opening reception is August 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • “Like Life, Only Shorter: Independent Film Series”.  The Jam Factory. Manchester, NH, 2012
  • Animation work will be on exhibit as part of the group show “Identity Element:  Works from the New Axiom Group” at the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, located at 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain, MA.  The opening reception will take place on January 14, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm.  Rodriguez joined the Axiom Group in 2010.
  • In Between was an official selection of “NewFilmmakers New York: Spring Film Fest 2010”.  There was a screening at 7:15pm on April 4th at The Courthouse Theater, part of Anthology Film Archives, in New York City.  See the Spring Fest 2010 newsletter here, and the media press release here.
  • In Between was one of thirteen films, all shorts, accepted to screen in the “10th Annual Reality Bytes Film Festival” at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois on April 6th at 8:45pm.  See schedule here in the Daily Chronicle.
  • In Between screened at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as part of the “Best of Student Film” program on April 22, 2010 at 5:30pm.  See poster here.
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, December 3 – December 20, 2009, of 16mm experimental narrative short entitled In Between, at Tufts University Art Gallery: Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA.
  • On exhibit, May 8 – May 31, 2009, in “The Mind is a Beautiful Beast” at the OKW Gallery, Boston.
  • Two works at Axiom Gallery: Electric Shadows, an Experimental Film Festival. August 8th, 2008.
  • Performance One Girl, One Woman, One Endless Bar of Soap at the Axiom Gallery, July 24th, 2008.
  • Piece shown in the Freefall Festival, Sunday, May 25th, 2008 at the Squealing Pig.
  • On exhibit, April 4 – April 28, 2008, at the New England Gallery for Latin American Art, East Boston, MA.
  • Recipient of the Best Actress Award at the 2008 SunDeis Film Festival for her performance in her short video piece The Pose (and nominee for “Best Graduate Film” and “Best Graduate Director”).