News – Current/Upcoming

September 27, 2019
Exhibition review The Boston Globe published “At the BCA, an Artist’s Show-Stopping Video Ties Personal Loss to Ecological Disaster” written by Cate McQuaid online on 9/25, also titled “The Personal is Ecological” in print on 9/27. This article reviews the exhibition “Contours of Meaning” curated by Jameson Johnson at the Boston Center for the Arts, and references Rodriguez’s work in the title and features an image from In the Presence of Absence, her immersive video installation.  You can find the article online or see a jpeg of the print edition here.


November 9 – December 8, 2019
As of 9/20, La Galeria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts has been permanently closed by the Boston Fire Dept. due to structural issues in the building – the exhibition can not proceed as planned in this space and has therefor been cancelled. You can read about this truly unfortunate loss of VVCA here in The Boston Sun: https://thebostonsun.com/2019/10/11/villa-victoria-arts-center-condemned-by-the-city/

Solo Exhibition – “Legends Breathe” – Rodriguez will have a solo exhibition of her “Legends Breathe” project at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción‘s La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

Opening reception: Sat, Nov. 9 at 6pm-8:30pm, featuring musical guest Floricane.
Panel Discussion: Fri, Nov 22 at 6pm-8pm, featuring Raquel Fornasaro, Floricane, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson & Allison Maria Rodriguez, moderated by Julia Csekö.


November 23, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Exhibition – Plenty 2019
is 13FOREST Gallery‘s 12th annual holiday exhibition and will feature the work of 47 New England based artists.  The exhibition includes a series of related events surrounding the holiday season including the following –
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23, 4-6pm
First Lights in Capitol Square: Saturday, December 7, 12-4pm
Accessory – 13FOREST Jewelry Show: Sunday, December 8, 12-4pm
13 Years of 13FOREST Holiday Party:  Friday, December 13, 6-8pm


November 30 – December 22, 2019
Exhibition
Rodriguez will have work in “Read Between the Lines” the annual core artist exhibition at Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston.  This year’s exhibition is curated by Chelsea Revelle and asks the question: what is missing from the dominant narrative and what can be gained by looking deeper? The exhibition is a channel through which issues that are suppressed can be elevated in importance and brought into the public eye.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 6pm-8pm


December 5 – December 6, 2019
New Media Festival
Illuminus
is an annual festival that features projects at the intersection of art, design, technology, and science, turning Boston’s public spaces into an activated urban canvas. This year’s festival, curated by David Guerra, will feature an assortment of new media work, including work by Allison Maria Rodriguez. The festival area begins at 100 Summer Street in Downtown Boston.  See a map of this year’s festival area here.
Thursday & Friday, December 5th & 6th, 5pm-11pm


February 5 – March 13, 2020
Curatorial Project
Rodriguez will curate “Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow“, a group exhibition at Salem State University’s Winfisky Gallery featuring Latina artists focusing on climate justice issues in their work.  Additional details and events coming soon.


February 8 – June 7, 2020
Exhibition
After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art“, a group exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum, offers an occasion to reflect on personal and shared losses through varied contemporary art practices. The works on view materialize trauma and mourning, at times confronting historical conflicts and seeking to overcome long-standing divisions. The exhibition is inspired by Spiritualism’s aim to connect the living with the dead for comfort, guidance, and enlightenment. Participating artists: Laylah Ali, Imna Arroyo, Julie Gray, Candice Ivy, Brian Knep, Anne Lilly, Rose Marasco, Maria Molteni (with Lacey Prpić Hedtke), Keith Morris Washington, Rhonda Ratray, Allison Maria Rodriguez, and Kim Weston.

 

News – Recent

August 8 – October 6, 2019
Exhibition- “Contours of Meaning
curated by Jameson Johnson in the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bringing together a group of seven interdisciplinary artists, this exhibition is comprised entirely of site-specific installations that utilize the gallery space to revisit and recontextualize objects that reflect personal practices, narratives and histories. The works presented in this show consider the deeply embedded symbols, images and traces we rely upon to comprehend and navigate the rapidly changing world around us.  Featuring Leika Akiyama, Lillian P.H. Kology, Georgina Lewis, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Sandrine Schaefer, Miriam Shenitzer, Nate Tucker
Opening reception: Thur, Aug. 8, 6pm-9pm
Panel Discussion: Tues, Oct. 1, 6:30pm-8pm (artist panel discussion moderated by Jameson Johnson, with a live performance by Nate Tucker)


October 4, 2018 – October 4, 2019
Public Art Exhibition
– Rodriguez will have work in “The Cube Art Project“, a curated exhibition of digital art, moving images, and animations from around the world, screened on the City of Lincoln’s 750 Sq Foot outdoor LED screen, for a full year.  The exhibition is located at The Railyard on 350 Canopy Street in Lincoln Nebraska.
Opening Reception: Thu, Oct. 4, from 6pm – 8pm


August 17, 2019
Podcast Interview – Rodriguez was interviewed on “Climate Change Art: Speaking of Travel + The Climate Listening Project’s Podcast Series Explores Nature Through Art“, hosted by Director of The Climate Listening Project Dayna Reggero & Speaking of Travel’s Marilyn Ball. She was interviewed alongside her sister Amanda Rodriguez of Dogwood Alliance, producer of the web series “Stories Happen in Forests“. The episode can be found by visiting iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen to podcasts (spotify, itunes, etc.). Additional episodes can be found on The Climate Listening Project’s website.


July 14 – August 29, 2019
Exhibition- Rodriguez will have video sculpture in “Networked“, a group exhibition by SciArt Center at The Nook Gallery , located in the Beacon Arts Building in Inglewood, CA.  The exhibition explores the concept of networks that connect us across scales, geographies and time. In looking at the systems of life through the lens of network science, how does the structure of a network impact its function?
Opening reception: Sun, July 14, 2:30-5pm


April 25 – August 29, 2019
Two-Person Exhibition – “Personal Ecologies: Yuko Oda and Allison Maria Rodriguez“.
“Both artists create works inspired by intensely personal experiences contextualized in explorations of the natural environment. The complex and seemingly magical imagery in their works allow the viewer to simultaneously get lost in the linework, symbols, and juxtaposition of images while reflecting on larger issues such as life in the age of the Anthropocene.” Exhibition will take place at Hynes Convention Center.  Oda will be showing a series of drawings alongside video still metal prints by Rodriguez. Curated by Caitlin Foley.
Opening Reception:
May 28, 2019, 6-8pm


Artist Activist Award
Rodriguez will be presented an Artist Activist Award alongside artist and educator Stephen Hamilton at Medicine Wheel Production‘s 2019 Turning the Wheel Gala. The award is “intended to honor outstanding individuals for their work in creating an equitable world.”  Medicine Wheel’s mission is to “transform communities from the inside out by inviting all members to participate in the healing and transcendent power of public art.” The annual gala is a fundraiser to support current and future projects and programming.

Gala & Award Ceremony Date & Location: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6-9pm. 90FS 1 Federal Street, Floor 9, Boston, MA 02110


June 5 – July 28, 2019
Exhibition-
Exquisite Array: Human, Nature, Object” at Fountain Street Gallery features small works by all 28 of the Fountain Street core artists. Rodriguez has a few fine art prints in the show.
Opening reception: Fri, June 7, 6pm-8pm


May 18 – July 12, 2019
Exhibition- 
Rodriguez will have work in the group exhibition Call of the Wild at 13FOREST Gallery. This exhibition explores the significance of animals in human life, encompassing folklore and fables, religion and spirituality, environmentalism and conservation, and pure fantasy. (art on invite by Nancy Popper)
Opening reception: Sat, May 18, 4pm – 6pm
Tiger’s Paw Party – Cocktail Hour at 13FOREST:  Sat, June 29, 4pm – 6pm


The ARTery 25 – WBUR’s The ARTery is honoring 25 millennials of color impacting Boston’s arts and culture scene and Allison Maria Rodriguez was chosen as one of them. A week long online and on-air editorial series that highlights the stories of 25 artists, programmers, curators and arts administrators shaping the creative and cultural landscape in Boston will culminate in a celebration at WBUR CitySpace on March 28th.
Celebratory Event: Thursday, March 28th, 6-10pm


June 7 – June 30, 2019
Exhibition – “Twist and Twine,
Paradice Palase‘s 2nd summer open call exhibition, juried by Tiffany Smith, will include video sculpture by Rodriguez. This year’s show features works responding to the theme of roots and attempts to weave the various personal stories and heritages influencing each artist into a network of conversations surrounding immigration, loss, memory, family structures, personal identity, and the natural landscapes that surround us all. Twist and Twine will be hosted off site in a partnership with ChaShaMa at 37-18 Northern Blvd in Long Island City, NY.  Open hours will be Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Opening Reception: June 7, 6-10pm


May 1 – June 2, 2019
Two-Person Exhibition – “Secrets of the Unseenat Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston will feature the work of artists Marie Craig and Allison Maria Rodriguez. Through installation, video, photography, animation, drawing and performance, “Secrets of the Unseen” explores the possibilities of transcendence and rebirth through a hidden power that connects all life forms. You can find the press release here.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6pm-8pm


May 19 – 29, 2019
Biennial Exhibition –
Rodriguez will have video work in “I Wanna Dance With Somebody – The 2019 Every Woman Biennial” (previously The 3rd Whitney Houston Biennial) at La MaMa Gallería & 222 Bowery Gallery in New York City, NY. This is the third iteration of Christine Finley’s acclaimed women’s art exhibition and comes as a response to the awakening representation of women artists. Gallery hours are 1-7pm every day including Memorial Day.

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 19th in two locations: La MaMa Gallería from 1pm – 4pm | 222 Bowery Gallery from 4:15pm – 7pm

Opening night events will include a performance by the premiere Whitney Houston impersonator Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots & Whitney Live) and a Flash Mob Dance Performance to I Wanna Dance With Somebody at 4pm in between venues.


April 6, 2019
Live Event
The Salon for Experimental Sound and Image (SESI) is a live, mixed media combination of concert, screening and collaboration with performers and video work being presented together as an audio visual experiment. Rodriguez will have video work in SESI, which is taking place in conjunction with the exhibition “The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions” curated by Maya Erdelyi at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Saturday, April 6th, 7-10pm


January – March, 2019
Leadership Training Intensive
– Rodriguez has been invited to participate in the 2019 CEANYC Cooperative Leadership Training Intensive with the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City as a part of CreateWell‘s Collective Leadership Alumni Board. The trainings will take place on various weekends throughout Jan – Mar in NYC.


February 7, 2019
Panel Discussion – 
The Relationship Between Trauma, Art & Resilience, panel discussion featuring Angela Counts, Umeleni Mhlaba-Adebo and Allison Maria Rodriguez, moderated by Dell Marie Hamilton will take place at the Ellison Campus Center at Salem State University. Panelists will speak to how their art practice, working in community, mission and purpose has enabled them to integrate all the parts of who they are. They will discuss the relationship between art and trauma and how artists channel and learn from their experiences so that they are more than victims or survivors. This event is held in conjunction with Hamilton’s solo exhibition “All Languages Welcomed HERE“.
Thursday, February 7th from 4pm – 5:30pm


January 7 – February 1, 2019
Exhibition –  The Dana Hall Art Gallery will host a social justice exhibition entitled Not Just Us: Women Artists Speak Out for Social Justice featuring five female artists: Elisa H. Hamilton, Ann Lewis, Marla L. McLeod, Allison Maria Rodriguez and Chanel Thervil.  Rodriguez and Thervil will also give artist talks and lead discussions during the Social Justice Day of Learning.
Exhibition Reception:  Tues, Jan. 15, 5pm – 7:30pm
Social Justice Day of Learning: Tues, Jan. 22, 10:30am – 2:00pm


February 14 – 16, 2019
Art Event/Exhibition –
Rodriguez will have a piece on exhibit in the Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) Art Affair, taking place at Chase Young Gallery in Boston’s SoWa district Feb 14th-16th. She will be one of the artists representing Fountain Street.
BADA Art Affair Event: Thur, Feb. 14, 6pm-8pm


January 25, 2019
Art Event –
Rodriguez’s video work will featured at PRISM, the Boston Center for the Arts inaugural immersive light & art forward dance party, mashing up the sounds and vibe of Soul Train and Studio 54. Event will take place in the BCA’s Cyclorama. Tickets are required. 
Friday, January 25th from 9pm – midnight


December 10, 2018
Article published
Rodriguez was invited to contribute a short series of artist’s notebooks to WBUR’s The ARTery on her time at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on an Earthwatch Fellowship.  The second notebook, entitled “An Artist’s Notebook: Recognizing the Unseen“, was published on December 10, 2018.


November 17, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Exhibition
Rodriguez will have work at 13FOREST Gallery‘s annual invitational group exhibition, Plenty.
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 17, 4pm-6pm

 

 


November 27, 2018
Art Review & Interview published
WBUR’s The ARTery published “28 Artists Break the Rules at SoWa’s Fountain Street Gallery” by Pamela Reynolds, a feature article on Fountain Street‘s core artist exhibition “Breaking the Rules” curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez.


November 28 – December 23, 2018
Curatorial Project / Exhibition Breaking the Rules,
is the 2018 Fountain Street Gallery core artist exhibition in SoWa Boston, curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez. Artists in this exhibition were challenged to create work that involves the idea of breaking a personal or cultural rule. We Dropped Something by Rodriguez will also be included in the exhibition.
Opening Reception: Fri, Dec. 7, 6pm-8pm
Music Event & Collective Art Project: Sat, Dec. 8, 2pm-4pm


November 20, 2018
Visiting Artist Lecture Art From Trauma: A Forum, featuring Dell Marie Hamilton & Allison Maria Rodriguez, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA.
Tues, Nov. 20, 2:15pm-4:45pm


June 29 – November 12, 2018
Public Art Exhibition
Rodriguez is invited to participate in a curated round of “Art on the Marquee“, a project of Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.  “Art on the Marquee: Round 25” pairs a traditional fine artist with a digital/new media artist to collaboratively create a new work for the marquee. Rodriguez created the piece Vanishing Points with local painter & drawer Ashley Billingsley.
Opening Reception: Fri, Jun. 29, 6pm-8pm


October 2-14, 2018
Exhibition – Rodriguez will have work in the second installment of Mapping Worlds, a juried exhibition that explores the power and implications of mapping. The exhibition will take place at Spaceus‘s Cambridge location at 11 First Street in Cambridge, MA. Mapping Worlds is curated by Isabel Beavers.
Opening Reception: Fri, Oct. 5, 6pm – 10pm


June 22 – September 29, 2018
Solo Exhibition
The Boston Children’s Museum will feature a solo exhibition by Rodriguez entitled Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos, which will include the award-winning video installation of the same name. Information about the gallery and the exhibition can be found here.


Grant Awarded – Rodriguez was awarded an Opportunity Fund Grant by the  Boston Cultural Council in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston in the Opportunity Fund’s third round of funding in 2018.


Fellowship Awarded – Rodriguez has been awarded a 2018 Earthwatch Communications Fellowship by the Earthwatch Institute.  With this fellowship she will be artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba, Canada working on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” Project in July 2018.


June 9 – September 28, 2018
Exhibition – “Environmental Textures
a juried exhibition by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s Art Program; part of a series of exhibitions focusing on different Boston-based neighborhoods (this one is Jamaica Plain). Exhibition will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center throughout the summer.
Opening Reception: Wed, Jun. 13, 6pm – 8pm


August 3, 2018
Article published
 Rodriguez was invited to contribute a short series of artist’s notebooks to WBUR’s The ARTery on her time at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on an Earthwatch Fellowship.  The first notebook, entitled “An Artist’s Notebook: How Creativity and Science Converge“, was published on August 3, 2018.


July 2018
Artist Residency
– Rodriguez will be will be artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba, Canada as a 2018 Earthwatch Fellow working on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” Project.


July 12, 2018
Artist Lecture – Allison Maria Rodriguez will give an artist lecture open to scientists, researchers and students at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba Canada. This event is also open to the Churchill community.
Thu, July 12, 7pm-8:30pm


May 30 – July 29, 2018
Exhibition
– “Unframed, Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston will feature small works by core artists in the Annex Gallery for the months of June and July.
Opening Reception: Fri, Jun.1, 6pm-8pm


June 7 – July 6, 2018
ExhibitionHow Nature Instructs Us at Suffolk University Gallery curated by Deborah Davidson, featuring the work of Heather Theresa Clark, Madge Evers, Peat Duggins, Jane Marsching, Nathalie Miebach, Allison Maria Rodriguez and Evelyn Rydz. Artists and citizens all over the globe are voicing and manifesting their concerns about environmental issues, especially climate change. The artists in the exhibit are part of this chorus of concern, and use their work to express both their critique and hope for our future.
Opening Reception: Thu, Jun. 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm


June 1 – June 30, 2018
ExhibitionPUNCH Projects‘ “Barnstorm 2018“, an international exhibition featuring contemporary art & new media used to activate rural spaces in unexpected ways, juried by Ginger Ewing.  Exhibition will take place at the Bluestone Academy, located at 2nd Ave & Pine Street in Ellensberg, Washington.
Opening Reception & Party: (featuring live music & vinyl turntables) Fri, Jun. 1, 7pm-11pm


June 10, 2018
Exhibition & Panel Discussion
– presented by The CreateWell Fund, Thank You Kindly, referencing embodied, conceptual and aesthetic gestures of gratitude and exchange, is a pop-up exhibition featuring recent work from Porsha Olayiwola, Cornell Coley, Jordan Holmes and Allison Maria Rodriguez, the 2017 awardee cohort. Join us at Makeshift Boston for brunch, art, musical vibes curated by DJ Raquita, and a panel discussion with this past year’s awardees, moderated by Ximena Izquierdo.
Sun, Jun. 10, 11am-1pm


May 1, 2018
Online Gallery & Resource Launched “Electric Women”
electric-women.com – curated and edited by artist Lauren Valley, Electric Women is a dynamic online resource that exists as a gallery featuring women of color working at the intersection of art, technology, science and social justice. The site was born out of lack of diversity and representation in the arts. Rodriguez and Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos are invited to be a part of this valuable online resource. You can see Rodriguez’s page here, and the press release here – ElectricWomen_PressRelease


March 17 – May 11, 2018
Exhibition – “13WOMEN”
13FOREST Gallery will host an exhibition featuring 13 women artists in celebration of Women’s History Month as well as the contributions women have always made to the gallery’s existence.
Opening Reception: Sat, Mar. 17, 4pm-6pm
Artist Talk: Sat, Apr. 28, 4pm-6pm


May 10, 2018
Artist TalkArt & Tech//Show & Tell Series: Allison Maria Rodriguez + Catherine Siller – Video Projection & Performance. Part of a new series of seminars at Cambridge Community Television that bring in local art/film/makers to discuss the innovative ways they are using new media and technology to share their unique stories.
Thu, May 10, 6pm – 8pm


April 23, 2018
Interview publishedBoston Voyager Magazine | Boston City Guide
publishes feature interviewThe Thought Provokers: Meet Allison Maria Rodriguez“.


May 2, 2018
Exhibition“The Globe Project”, a curated exhibition of globes designed by individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions highlighting the effects of climate change at the Center for Sundhed og Samfund at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Curated by Meri Vaija, Matt Holder, Lion Rackow and Simon Hermann Hein, graduate students in political science at the University of Copenhagen. Online imagery coming soon.
Opening Reception: Wed, May 2, 5pm – 8pm


April 28, 2018
Artist Talk “Women Speak: A Conversation with the Artists of 13WOMEN” at 13FOREST Gallery.
Please visit the article “Thoughts from 13WOMEN” to view statements by the artists in the exhibition. For additional details on the exhibition and programming, please visit here.
Sat, Apr. 28, 4pm-6pm


February 14, 2018
Art Review & Interview
WBUR’s The ARTery published “Grieving our Earth, Artist Allison Maria Rodriguez Creates ‘Chapel to the Apocalypse’ in Dorchesterby Pamela Reynolds, a feature article on Rodriguez’s solo exhibition Quickening the Dust: Rekindling our Living Link on display at the Dorchester Art Project.


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.


March 2018
Artist ResidencyRodriguez is invited to be an artist-in-residence at The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL from late Feb – mid March.  You can visit her residency page here.


February 3 – February 23, 2018
Solo Exhibition“Quickening the Dust: Rekindling our Living Link” Rodriguez is invited to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at The Dorchester Art Project (DAP) with her residency concluding in a solo exhibition.
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 3, 6pm – 9pm.
Special Guest Performance: ambient musician Off Land will perform a live improvisational response to Rodriguez’s work at 8pm during the exhibition’s opening on Feb. 3.
Rekindling our Living Link: Artist Panel Talk & Performance: Thu, Feb. 15, 6pm – 8:30pm


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 15, 2018
Artist Panel Discussion & Performance – Rekindling our Living Link: Art & Environmentalism in a Contemporary Context.
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Quickening the Dust by the Dorchester Art Project‘s artist-in-residence Allison Maria Rodriguez, this panel will include a series of presentations by artists from the greater Boston area focusing on environmental issues in their work. Featuring Lani Asuncion, Resa Blatman, Faith Johnson, Gretjen Helene, and Andi Sutton.
Thu, Feb. 15, 6pm – 8:30pm


January 11 – February 15, 2018
Curatorial Project
“Marca X“, an exhibition featuring LGBTQIA Latinx artists from the greater Boston area – a collaborative project of the Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance (BLAA), Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), the Harvard Ed Portal (HEP), and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University. Rodriguez co-curated and co-juried this exhibition as a member of BLAA.  This is an exhibition across two spaces.
Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery Opening: Thu, Jan. 11, 5pm-7pm
La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Opening: Fri, Jan.19, 6pm – 8pm


February 8, 2018
Panel & Artist Talk – “Decolonizing the Body” ,
hosted by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBAfeaturing guest presenters BLAA curator Allison Maria Rodriguez & Harvard writing professor Joaquin Terrones, moderated by Julia Csekö, and featuring the following artists from the Marca X exhibition: Anais Azul, Auddie, Eddie Maisonet, Ming Li Wu, Rixy Fz, Nate Devarie, Izzy Berdan
La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts: Thu, Feb. 8, 6:30pm – 9pm


January – February 2018
Artist Residency
Rodriguez is invited to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Dorchester Art Project (DAP) for the months of Jan – Feb 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.  Snow Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 6pm – 8pm.
Curator & Artist Panel: Fri, Jan. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


January 26, 2018
Curator and Artist Panel
Conversations with SPACE INVADERS curator Samuel Rowlett and artists Isabel Beavers, Becky Davis and Allison Maria Rodriguez. Join us for an evening of conversations as curator Samuel Rowlett takes us through the exhibition and talks with three of the exhibiting artists who’s work focuses on three different types of space explored throughout the exhibition: Personal/Cultural, Social, and Environmental.
Fri, Jan. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Fountain Street Gallery in SoWa Boston.


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.


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”).