News – Current/Upcoming

May 11 – October 20, 2024
New England Now: Strange States  – Rodriguez will have work in the Shelburne Museum‘s “New England Now: Strange States“, the third in a biennial exhibition series by Curator Carolyn Bauer. “From Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King, the depths of the psyche and the surreal have long fascinated New England artists. Twelve multidisciplinary artists from the region tap into a rich tapestry of mediums and techniques to create their perceptions of the ethereal grounded in topics of mythology, environmentalism, the ideals of beauty, transformation, gender and cultural identity.” You can find the press release here. More details coming soon

October 15, 2024 – January 14, 2025
New Media Public Art Commission: Art at Amtrak  – Rodriguez will have work on 30+ screens (including the four primary 45′ screens) within Moynihan Train Hall NYC as part of Art at Amtrak, the official public art program of Amtrak, curated and produced by Debra Simon Art Consulting. This program presents diverse, unique and memorable art projects to enhance, invigorate and humanize the travel experience at Amtrak stations. The art program reflects and celebrates each region’s creative preeminence by featuring contemporary artists through rotating exhibitions. (more details coming soon)

July 2023 – June 2025
Artist Residency  – Rodriguez will be the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Biology of Trauma Initiative (BTI) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University for two years. Her work there will include the conceptual and logistical development of an ongoing Artist-in-Residence program for the BTI and the creation and exhibition of a multimedia art project that will be on view at the end of her residency.  You can read more about Rodriguez and her work for BTI here.

*The Biology of Trauma Initiative seeks to understand the mechanisms by which trauma, occurring over the life course, but especially in childhood, “gets under the skin” of patients and shapes how they think, feel, and behave, often for the remainder of their lives. Although much is known about the effects of trauma, little is known about the biological mechanisms and pathways it impacts.

News – Recent

January 31 – March 22, 2024
Solo Exhibition – 
Rodriguez will have a large scale immersive installation & solo exhibition in the University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMASS Lowell).  University Gallery is located in Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA.
Artist Talk with conversation / Q&A – Thurs, Feb. 8, 3:30-5pm
Exhibition Reception – Thurs, Feb. 8, 5-7pm

March 21, 2024
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion  -“Looking at Animals: Artistic, Scientific, and Ethical Reflections on a Multispecies World” – Rodriguez’s Earth Oracles ask us to center animals as sources of wisdom, and to change our relationship to the earth.  Join us for a cross-disciplinary conversation on seeing animals today, in light of climate change and in an era of mass extinction. Rodriguez will speak about Earth Oracles followed by short reflections by Biology professor Alison Hamilton and Philosophy professor Whitley Kaufman, and a conversation among the participants. This event is organized by Art History professor Kirsten Swenson and supported by the Rist Institute of Sustainability & Energy. The event will take place at UMASS Lowell in Coburn Hall Room 255 (Smith Ballroom, 2nd floor)
Thursday, March 21, 3:30-5pm

October 25, 2023
Biology of Trauma Initiative Symposium  – As the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Biology of Trauma Initiative (BTI), Rodriguez will be a speaker at the Initiative’s second annual day-long scientific gathering of current leaders in the field of trauma research and their current and potential collaborators at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA.

October 10, 2023
Boston Artadia Award Finalists Announced  – Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce that Luis Arnías, Juan José Barboza-Gubo, Christopher Joshua Benton, Alison Croney Moses, Samnang Riebe, and Allison Maria Rodriguez have been selected as the 2023 Boston Artadia Awards Finalists. You can read the announcement in Boston Art Review here.  You can read the full press release here.

October 6 – November 9, 2023
Midway Artist Studios Exhibition – 
a resident exhibition at Midway Artist Studios in Fort Point will be on view and feature the artwork of residents living and working at Midway.  The exhibition is designed to coincide with Fort Point Open Studios weekend Oct 13 – 15.  Rodriguez will have video documentation of her immersive installations on view in the exhibition.

July 6 – August 18, 2023
Solo Exhibition–  “Earth Oracles” in Belfast Rodriguez will have a solo exhibition at Digital Arts Studios (DAS) in Belfast, Northern Ireland of work created during her residency.  Rodriguez is the 2023 International Guest Artist-in-Residence at DAS. Please visit the DAS website for summer hours and details.
Exhibition Launch: Thursday, July 6, 6-8pm
Belfast Late Night Art Event: Thursday, August 3, 6-8pm

Spring/Summer 2023
Artist Residency –  Rodriguez is invited to be the 2023 International Guest Artist-in-Residence at Digital Arts Studios (DAS) in Belfast, Northern Ireland for late spring and early summer of 2023.  DAS promotes the convergence of art and technology and provides invaluable access to the resources essential to the production of and engagement with digital arts. Her artist page at DAS can be found here.

June 15, 2023
Panel Discussion: Digital and Immersive Experiences
Digital Arts Studios is delighted to present the current international artist in residence Allison Maria Rodriguez in discussion with artists Dr Laura O’Connor and Dr El Putnam. Beginning with a short presentation by Rodriguez, the panel will discuss immersion as an artistic strategy and consider how digital technologies augment our experiences of art. This event is kindly being hosted by Belfast Exposed at 23 Donegall Street, Belfast. BT1 2FF. This event is free. You can book online here.
Thursday, June 15, 1-3pm (BST)

May 6, 2023
Smack Mellon Benefit Art Auction –
Gravity Racers Benefit Party and Art Auction will include an archival metal print by Rodriguez along with numerous other Smack Mellon community artists in support of Smack Mellon’s work.  Funds raised at the benefit will support Smack Mellon’s mission to serve a diverse group of emerging, under-recognized, mid-career, and women artists through free admission exhibitions, an artist studio program, and an artist mentorship program for high school students. You can find details about how to support here.

January 23 – March 4, 2023
Solo Exhibition – “Legends Breathe
Rodriguez will have a large scale immersive installation & solo exhibition of her ongoing Legends Breathe series at Montserrat Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.  The exhibition is curated by the Director of Exhibitions and Galleries at Montserrat College, Dr. Lynne Cooney.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 9, 11:10am – 12pm (Room H201)

You can now see video documentation from the exhibition here.

February 13, 2023
Solo Exhibition Review/Editorial Pick – “Legends Breathe”, Rodriguez’s solo show on view at Montserrat Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA is listed by Boston Art Review as one of “Thirteen Art Exhibitions to Catch Around New England as Winter Turns into Spring” Boston Art Review Editorial Staff, Kaitlyn Ovett Clark, Boston Art Review, Feb 13, 2023.  The exhibition is on view through March 4, 2023.

December 15, 2022 – January 11, 2023
Public Art/Solo Installation – “
Allison Maria Rodriguez: Works from In the Presence of Absencewill be on view in the windows of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design on Congress Street in Portland, ME. The ICA at MECA&D will be closed to the public at this time, but the work can be seen and experienced entirely from outside the ICA in downtown Portland.

November 2 – November 27, 2022
Two-Person Exhibition – “SYNERGYfeaturing the multi-media installation work of Allison Maria Rodriguez and Shaun Clarke at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston.  In this exhibition, both artists present dynamic alternatives to understanding and engaging with conventional knowledge. Through the use of symbolism and homage, they call upon historical traditions to recognize the limitations of exclusionary ways of being and to expand our future possibilities. You can read the press release here.
First Friday Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 5pm-8pm
Artist Talk & Live Dance Performance: Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm

September 16 – November 19, 2022
Group Exhibition – “Sanctuary City” –
curated by Julia Csekö at the Somerville Museum. Sanctuary City includes works addressing themes of immigration and community building. You can read about the show and see the full list of artists here. Rodriguez will have a video piece included in the exhibition. (Image featured on postcard is by Raquel Fornasaro)

September 19 – October 22, 2022 extended to November 5, 2022
Midway Artist Studios Exhibition – 
open_space(s)” the juried resident exhibition at Midway Artist Studios in Fort Point will run through Fort Point Open Studios weekend Oct 14- 16 and feature the artwork of residents living and working at Midway.  Rodriguez will have video documentation of her immersive installations on view in the exhibition.

September 28 – October 2, 2022
Curatorial Project –  “
Fire in the Belly, curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez, will feature three beautiful, provocative and political works involving performance art by artists Dell Marie Hamilton, Joanna Tam, and Georden West at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston.
You can find the press release here.
Reception: Saturday Oct 1, 5pm-7pm |  Live performance by Joanna Tam: Saturday Oct 1, 6pm

April 8 – September 11, 2022
New England Triennial 2022 – The New England Triennial 2022 features the work of a diverse and ambitious group of artists who are based across the six states of the Northeast. The exhibition will foreground the recent creative output of twenty-five artists, registering the creativity and resilience of those who have been working during these challenging and transformational times. The exhibition will reveal tendencies in contemporary art today, including ancestral knowledge and kinship, material transmutation, and intimate attachments to the natural world.  For the first time, this upcoming cycle will span two museum venues, deCordova and Fruitlands, expanding the platform for this highly-anticipated survey of artmaking in New England.” Curated by Sarah Montross, Senior Curator, deCordova, and Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands, with Krista Alba, Curatorial Assistant, deCordova. Additional exhibition support by Sam Adams, former Koch Curatorial Fellow, and Elizabeth Upenieks, former Curatorial Assistant. You can see a list of all 25 participating artists here.

July 23 – September 23, 2022
Two-Person Exhibition – “Exquisite Entanglement” – Rodriguez will exhibit alongside artist Yuko Oda in a two person exhibition at 13FOREST Gallery in Arlington, MA.
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, Aug. 6th, 4pm-6pm
Artist Conversation: “Art as Activism” Saturday, Sept.17, 4pm

Summer 2022
Finalist Announcement The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has selected three finalists for
the 2022 Prilla Smith Brackett Award: Lynne Allen, Maria Molteni, and Allison Maria Rodriguez. The second iteration of the biennial award honors an outstanding female identified visual artist based in the Greater Boston area. You can see interviews with the three finalists on the Davis Museum’s youtube channel and you can read the press release here.

September 17, 2022
Artist Conversation –
Rodriguez and artist Yuko Oda will host a conversation between one another and the audience on the theme of “Art as Activism“, done in conjunction with their two-person exhibition “Exquisite Entanglement” on view through September 23, 2022 at 13FOREST Gallery in Arlington, MA.
Saturday, September 17, 4pm-6pm

July 25, 2022
Boston Globe article
The Boston Globe published “Exquisite Entanglement Exhibit in Arlington Explores Climate Change Through a Surreal Lens“, a feature in the Metro section by Katie Mogg on “Exquisite Entanglement”  a 2-person exhibition with Rodriguez and artist Yuko Oda at 13FOREST Gallery in Arlington, MA through September 23, 2022.  The print edition of the article was in the Sunday Globe on August 14, 2022.

2021 -2022
Brother Thomas Fellowship Award –
Rodriguez is one of sixteen artists to be awarded a 2021 Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation. “This Fellowship was established at the Boston Foundation in 2007 to honor the legacy of Brother Thomas Bezanson, a Benedictine monk and world-renowned ceramic artist, who wanted the sale of his work to help other artists, as his friends had helped him. The goal of the biennial Brother Thomas Fellowship program is to support and celebrate a diverse group of Greater Boston artists working at a high level of excellence in a range of disciplines—the visual, performing, literary, media and craft arts—and to enhance their ability to thrive and create new work. The Boston Foundation also hopes that fellowship winners will have greater access to a variety of markets, including galleries, residencies and commissions, and that the importance of artists to the vitality of Boston will be more broadly recognized.” You can read the press release here, and read more about the program & see individual bios of the selected artists here.

Spring 2022
Journal Article/Interview Published – Where We Fit in the Firmament: A Conversation with Allison Maria Rodriguez“, by Marcus Civin, was published as a feature article in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Volume 49, Issue I, March 2022. Afterimage is a quarterly, scholarly publication by the University of California Press. Marcus Civin is an artist, a writer, and an assistant dean in the School of Art at Pratt Institute.  This issue, alongside their inaugural 1972 issue, is currently available to read for free online.

June 1 – July 15, 2022
Exhibition –Regarding Boston” is a group exhibition in the Scollay Square Gallery at Boston City Hall curated by Melissa Shaak.  Included in the exhibition is print documentation of “A Poem for Lonesome George”, a public art piece by Rodriguez. The gallery is located on the third floor of city hall. Learn more about the other artists in the show here.

June 12, 2022
Exhibition Excursion/Artist Talk – BCA Goes to deCordova” Join Boston Center for the Arts members and artists for a trip to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, to see the works of Allison Maria Rodriguez and other contemporary New England artists in the New England Triennial. Allison will be giving a personalized talk about her work on view at the deCordova as part of the trip. There will be a picnic lunch, and of course, time for self-guided exploration of the park and museum.
*There is very limited capacity for this event – please visit BCA website to reserve a spot.
Sunday, June 12, 10am – 3:30pm

April 27, 2022
Artist Presentation – Rodriguez will be a spotlight guest artist in the Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) workshop “Crafting Thoughtful Artist Residency Experiences“, the first workshop in ACA’s Strengthening Your Equitable Capacity series. This professional development series of workshops will help artist residency staff and leadership assess and strengthen all elements of their residency program. This particular workshop will address the question “What do artists need to have successful residencies and how can thoughtful preparation set up residencies for success?”
Wednesday, April 27, 1pm-4pm

April 23 – April 30, 2022
Smack Mellon Benefit Art Auction – Gravity Racers Benefit Party and Art Auction will include an archival metal print by Rodriguez along with numerous other artists in support of Smack Mellon & the important work they do.  Funds raised at the benefit will support Smack Mellon’s mission to serve a diverse group of emerging, under-recognized, mid-career, and women artists through free admission exhibitions, an artist studio program, and an artist mentorship program for high school students. You can find details about how to support here.

January 6 – February 25, 2022
Solo Exhibition – Worlds Within“, a solo exhibition by Allison Maria Rodriguez, will be on view at Nesto Gallery in the Art and Media Center at Milton Academy in Milton, MA.  The gallery is open to the public – currently by appointment due to COVID restrictions on campus – from 9am – 4pm on week days (closed on school holidays).
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm (cancelled due to COVID)
Milton Academy Artist Talk: Thursday, January 20, 7:30pm-8:30pm

February 17, 2022
Panel Discussion –  Catalyst Conversations presents “Looking for Answers in the Galápagos, featuring Artist Allison Maria Rodriguez, Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation biologist, Noah Charney, and Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Andrew Berry. Catalyst Conversations presents intimate and provocative conversations between artists, scientists, and the public. This is a virtual Catalyst Conversations and is presented with Boston Cyberarts in recognition of Darwin Day.
Thursday, February 17, 6pm-7pm

February 12, 2022
NAEA Research Pre-Conference –  Rodriguez will be the keynote speaker alongside artist Nathalie Miebach in a presentation called “Creative Practice as Research” at the National Art Education Association‘s Research Preconvention What’s Your Why? Arts Education Research as a Common Enterprise. 
Saturday, February 12, 11am – 12:10pm

January/February 2022
Spotlight Artist Article –  “Instinctive, Playful, Meticulous: Rodriguez Uses Her Art to Overcome Past Traumaby Rachel Flood Page was published in the January/February 2022 (Volume 16, Number 6) edition of Artscope magazine (print & digital). The article was a feature on Rodriguez’s solo exhibition “Worlds Within” on view at Nesto Gallery in the Art and Media Center at Milton Academy in Milton, MA from Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2022.

October 22 – November 28, 2021
Solo Exhibition –
This exhibition at Installation Space in North Adams, MA will feature a large scale, site-responsive, and immersive version of Rodriguez’s new video installation “all that moves“.  Utilizing the site of Churchill Manitoba – right at the arctic’s edge – as a foundation, this work bears witness to the story embedded in the landscape and explores themes of physical and spiritual interconnection within hidden worlds. From the unexpected beauty of an arctic summer, to the life cycle of water fleas, this multi-media experience celebrates the artistry of the overlooked while also testifying to the urgent necessity of looking closer.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 4pm-8pm

Fall 2021
Review Published
The Boston Art Review Magazine published “On the Way: A Thread Extended at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360”, by Maya Rubio in the Fall 2021 print edition entitled Issue 07: Rooting. A Thread Extended is a 3-person show curated by Amy Halliday featuring work by Odette England, Justin Levesque, and Allison Maria Rodriguez.

September 24, 2021
Exhibition – peer to space (Berlin, Germany) launched “Paradoxical Objects: Video Sculpture Art from 1968 to Today“, an online exhibition curated by Sue Bachmeier and Peggy Schoenegge, with site design work by Camilla Murgio. The exhibition features video sculpture work by Rodriguez and can be experienced online here:

September 10 – October 17, 2021
Exhibition – the group exhibition TBD by the Boston LGBTQIA+ Artist Alliance, curated by Ena Kantardžić, Juan Omar Rodriguez & Jasper A. Sanchez⁣, will include a video sculpture by Rodriguez. “Queerness refuses absolutes” “TBD”, located at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain, is an exploration of the versatility of queer new media and the tenderness of technology. The works are in their own respects transitory, breaking binary through new formats and within new code. In an age of surging updates and information, these works become fluid in their indeterminate process.⁣ ⁣Additional details coming soon.

June 16 – October 2, 2021
Three-Person Exhibition – 
A Thread, Extended, curated by Northeastern University Gallery 360 Director Amy Halliday. “From geographical surveying to GPS, visual and navigational technologies increasingly delineate our relationships with the natural environment. Freighted with commercial imperatives and colonial histories, such technologies also fail to register the textures of lived experience: memory, sensation, serendipity, desire. In A Thread, Extended, Odette England, Justin Levesque, and Allison Maria Rodriguez explore embodied forms of wayfinding, drawing on familial labor, somatic experience, oral histories, and ecological research to surface the marks we make on the landscape, and how it marks and makes us in return”. The exhibition will take place at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360 in Boston, MA. You can view the exhibition catalog here.
Reception: Wednesday, July 7, 5-7pm (fall events TBA)

August 19, 2021
Boston Globe Review of “A Thread, Extended”
The Boston Globe published “Stitches in Time“, a review by art critic Cate McQuaid’s of  A Thread, Extended, curated by Northeastern University Gallery 360 Director Amy Halliday. The 3-person exhibition features work by Odette England, Justin Levesque, and Allison Maria Rodriguez and is on view at NEU Gallery 360 through October 2, 2021.  You can read the print version here.

June 28 – August 6, 2021
Solo Exhibition –
Rodriguez will be featured in Layered Time: Allison Maria Rodriguez – “Once in a Lifetime, the third in a series of four interrelated solo shows curated by Kathleen Bitetti at Spoke Gallery‘s new location at 840 Summer Street in South Boston.  You can read the curatorial essay here.
Reception & Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 14, 6-7:30pm

July 28, 2021
Panel Discussion – “Art, Climate, and Boston” –
On Wednesday, July 28th, SPOKE will host its second WeSPOKE Gallery Talk “Art, Climate, and Boston.” This timely discussion with Allison Maria Rodriguez, Franklin Marval, and Carolina Aragón, will explore how and why these artists have put climate change at the center of their work here in Boston and beyond. Donna Brown, Executive Director of South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation & SPOKE Board member, will moderate the panel.
Wednesday, July 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm

March 12 – July 11, 2021
Approaching Maximum: the Climate Crisis Now” at VAE Raleigh in Raleigh NC explores the multifaceted impacts and the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis on Black, Brown, Indigenous and Queer individuals, people with disabilities, and Southern communities. The exhibition looks at how a wide scope of seemingly disparate themes related to the climate are in fact immeasurably intertwined. Artists Included: Claire Alexandre, Andy Bennett, Chloe Crawford, Meredith Emery, Naomi J Falk, Ayla Gizlice, Pao Houa Her, Casey Lance Brown, Mike Marks, Joiri Minaya, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Corn Wagon Thunder | Steering Committee: Tatiana Height, Gahiji Lewis, Avery Rose. Additional details & virtual events coming soon.

May/June 2021
Grant Awarded –
Rodriguez was selected to receive a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist grant in the category of Film & Video.

“The Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships recognize outstanding work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. These highly competitive awards provide our Fellows and Finalists with critical validation of their vision and catalyze new artistic advancements.” – Michael J. Bobbitt, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council.

April 16 – June 30, 2021
Exhibition –
Rodriguez has work in “Off World: Arctic Origins”, an exhibition curated by SUPERCOLLIDER as a part of the CultureHub Re-Fest 2021 , held virtually this year. Curated by Isabel Beavers & Richelle Gribble, this exhibition uses the site of the Arctic Wilderness to consider human and non-human roles in reaching and exploring the red planet Mars. The works present a multifaceted investigation of the Arctic as a physical and psychological site.
Opening Reception:  Friday, April 16 at 9pm EST
(the reception will take place in the virtual gallery on Mozilla Hubs – you can register here.)

March 29 – May 30, 2021
Exhibition – “ACCESS – Art
at Boston Center for the Arts explores the democratization of art and how access and audience are considered in artistic practice. The exhibition is curated by Amanda Contrada and features artists who received the Boston Red Bull Arts Microgrant, including Allison Maria Rodriguez, Basil El Halwagy, Benny Sato Ambush, Callie Chapman, Chanel Thervil, Cindy Lu, Hector René Membreño-Canales, Julian Shapiro-Barnum, and Ngoc-Tran Vu. Texts by An Uong, Candace McDuffie, and Heather Kapplow. Additional event details coming soon.

May 11, 2021
Podcast Interview –
Rodriguez was featured on BTRtoday‘s “Art Uncovered with Kimberly Ruth” in an episode titled  “Exploring Climate Change with Allison Maria Rodriguez” that aired on May 11, 2021.  You can listen to the interview on BTRtoday’s “Art Uncovered” page or wherever you go to listen to podcasts (apple, google, spotify, etc).

May 7 – 8, 2021
Conference  – 
Rodriguez will be a guest speaker at Davis Publications Media Arts Intensive, an online professional development opportunity for teachers interested in integrating Media Arts into their curriculum. The Intensive will take place May 7th-8th, 2021.

March 25, 2021
Panel DiscussionArt + Climate hosted by Harvard ArtLab and the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) Exploring climate change through the arts, science and entrepreneurship, this interdisciplinary conversation will feature Allison Maria Rodriguez, Grace Young, and Rowen VonPlagenhoef. ART+ is a series that explores how interdisciplinary thinking that prioritizes art and creativity inspires experimental and innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. Please visit the event website for registration details.
Thursday, March 25, 3pm – 4:15pm

January 9 – February 21, 2021 extended through March 7, 2021
Rodriguez’s immersive installation “In the Presence of Absence” will be featured in the group exhibition “Land Akin” curated by Gabriel de Guzman at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY. Land Akin features BIPOC artists who are making work through embodied practices that convey cultural ways of knowing by engaging deep connections with land and place. Their work challenges us to reenvision our relationship to the land from a decolonial perspective. Artists: Tatiana Arocha, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Rachelle Dang, Athena LaTocha, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Christine Howard Sandoval, and Kiyan Williams. You can read the press release here.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 9, 4pm-8pm (timed entry)
Exhibition Tour: Sunday, Jan. 17, 3-4:30pm (live & virtual)

March 5 – March 28, 2021
Rodriguez will have work in the group exhibition “Uphended“, curated by Melissa Shaak and Virginia Mahoney, at Piano Craft Gallery. “Upended” offers a look at the experience of being turned upside down.

February 4, 2021
Roundtable Discussion“Impending Beauty: Fashion, Relationship to Land & Identity“, a roundtable discussion hosted by Tatiana Arocha in her installation “Impending Beauty” at Smack Mellon, will include exhibiting artists (Rodriguez included), guest speakers and participants from the audience. The conversation is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Land Akin” and will take place virtually on Thursday, Feb 4 from 6:30pm-8pm. Please visit Smack Mellon’s website for details.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8pm

January 2021 Official Launch
Podcast Interview
Rodriguez was interviewed on the new series “Artists Looking at Animals” produced & hosted by Andy Pepper. Each episode of this series uses a particular animal (chosen by the guest) as a foundation for a conversation about our connection to the natural world & to other species. Rodriguez is featured on episode 03: Thylacine – with Allison Maria RodriguezYou can hear all 6 episodes in the series launch on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

January 11, 2021
Podcast Interview
Rodriguez was interviewed on “Woods & Wilds: The Podcast, Episode 9” hosted by Kimala Luna of Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay of SlayTheMic, two organizations collaborating to bring tales of connections to nature and music to the public. You can access Episode 9 alongside previous podcast episodes with Dogwood Alliance & SlayTheMic as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Listen Notes, Radio Public, and other podcasting platforms.

December 2020
Grant Awarded
– Rodriguez was selected to receive a Red Bull Arts Boston Microgrant, from the national Red Bull Arts Program, for December 2020.

December 9, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Public Art Installation
Brighter Connected is a project commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative which selected 8 artists from diverse backgrounds to create community based art installations in vacant storefronts across the city of Boston on the themes of light, connection and resilience in honor of Hanukkah. Rodriguez is one of the 8 artists and her installation, The Strength of Very Small Things“, will take place at Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA and will be extended through Jan 2nd. All 8 projects are designed and executed with social distancing in mind, and can be completely seen and experienced from outside.
Viewable daily from 4pm – 10pm at 141 Green Street (Boston Cyberarts).

November 21, 2020 – January 8, 2021
Rodriguez will have work (video stills) in 13FOREST Gallery’s 2020 holiday exhibition “Plenty

October 2 – November 21, 2020
Three-Person ExhibitionFlickering at the Edge of Anthropocene
, curated by Darren Lee Miller, will feature work by photographers Barry Underwood and Kathy Vajda and installation art by Allison Maria Rodriguez. These three artists contemplate our entry into the Anthropocene, an era when human activity is the dominant influence on the environment. The exhibition will take place at Blockfort Gallery in Columbus Ohio. You can access the exhibition catalog here.

October 24, 2020
Panel Discussion
Society for Photographic Education‘s South Central Chapter Conference will host a panel discussion featuring curator Darren Miller and artists from “Flickering at the Edge of Anthropocene“. This year’s conference, titled “To Be Continued . . “, aims to facilitate a public conversation concerning the inherently political nature of art-making and art education and the marginalization and oppression of individuals in pursuit of those endeavors. The conference runs from October 22 – October 25th. This year’s conference is virtual.
Saturday, October 24th, 11:30am – 12:15pm

August 18, 2020
Boston Globe Review of Solo Show
The Boston Globe published art critic Cate McQuaid’s review of Rodriguez’s solo show “Subversive Dreams” entitled “Fantasy is a Place to Retreat, Recharge in these Artist Videos. The article was published online on 8/18/2020 and in print on 8/21/2020. “Subversive Dreams” is on view at Emerson Contemporary in the windows of the Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street Boston and has been extended through September 13, 2020. You can read the print version here.

August 1 – 30, 2020 extended to September 13, 2020
Solo Exhibition  – “Subversive Dreams“, a solo show of work by Allison Maria Rodriguez, will be held at Emerson Contemporary as an outdoor public art installation on the windows on the New Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street in Boston viewable every night in August from 6pm-12am. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Leonie Bradbury and is a Special Project (selected by Ellen Tani and Marla McLeod) of the AREA CODE ART FAIR founded by David Guerra.
Viewable nightly from 6pm-12am at 25 Avery Street in Boston

February 8 – June 7, 2020 extended to September 6, 2020
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, Antonio Martorell, Maria Molteni (with Lacey Prpić Hedtke), Keith Morris Washington, Rhonda Ratray, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Juan Sánchez, and Kim Weston.
Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 8, 3-5pm

Summer 2020
Review Published
The Boston Art Review Magazine published “Fitchburg Art Museum Explores Mortality and Remembrance with After Spiritualism”, by Daria Semco in the Summer 2020 print edition entitled Issue 5: No Boundaries. The article contained an image and review of Rodriguez’s work in After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art“. The article was also published online on September 1, 2020 and can be read here.

August 1 – 31, 2020
AREA CODE ART FAIR – Rodriguez has been selected to participate in two sections of AREA CODE ART FAIR, the first art fair exclusively featuring contemporary artists with ties to New England, founded by curator David Guerra. “Subversive Dreams” – a solo show of Rodriguez’s work – will be featured as a Special Project for the duration of the fair, and she will have work in the Drive-In Video / Digital Art Project Section of the fair – a selection of work by new media artists presented in partnership with LuminArtz and hosted at Salem State University. A list of the artists selected for the entire fair can be found here.

August 30, 2020
Online Variety Show
In collaboration with the Boston Center for the Arts, The Davis Sisters are curating and hosting a new online project called Summer Sundays with the Sisters: A Variety Show. The vision of this platform is to elevate and bring together Boston artists from all disciplines for discussion, performance, and laughter during this time of great need. Rodriguez has a short segment in the final episode airing at 8pm.
Sunday, August 30, 7pm-9pm

August 20, 2020
The Boston Art Review publishedExperimental Art Leaves the Museum and Heads for the Drive-In”a review by Jacquinn Sinclair of the AREA CODE: Digital Art Drive-In curated by Leonie Bradbury. The review includes an interview and image of Rodriguez’s work at the event, and was published on August 20, 2020.

August 14, 2020
Digital Art Drive-In – 
The AREA CODE: Digital Art Drive-In is a pop-up movie theater experience featuring contemporary digital, video, and light art curated by Leonie Bradbury, and organized with the support of LuminArtz. The event will be held at the O’Keefe Sports Complex at Salem State University. Free but tickets are required. 
Friday, August 14, 8:30pm – 10:00pm

August 6, 2020
Panel Discussion – “Utopia Now: Contemporary New England Artists” is part of a series of “Area Code Conversations” co-curated and co-hosted by the AREA CODE ART FAIR in partnership with Northeastern University’s Center for the Arts. Curators Sarah Montross and Shana Dumont will share the collaborative work of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fruitlands Museum, and Fitchburg Art Museum in connecting New England histories to contemporary artists’ practices. They will be joined by several artists from the exhibitions who will talk about their current considerations of the visionary, utopian, and spiritual in the midst of a global pandemic, as well as the ongoing movement for racial justice.  Programs are FREE but require advanced registration here.
Thursday, August 6, 6:00pm – 7:15pm

February 5 – March 13, 2020
Curatorial Project – “Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow is a group exhibition at Salem State University’s Winfisky Gallery curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez featuring Latina artists exploring climate justice issues in their practice. The works in this exhibition navigate a space in between the mathematical and the fantastical. In the wake of the atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon our earth, this exhibition suggests that we must harness the power of both science and magic in order to generate the prospect of a collective future. From computer programming to oil painting, these artists use the mechanics of storytelling and human curiosity to investigate our spiritual (dis)connection to the planet, to highlight the political implications of our cumulative paralysis, and to envision the possibility of another tomorrow.  All events are free and open to the public.
See SSU’s “Artsview” write up here.
Curator Talk: Wednesday, February 19, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 2pm-4pm (this reception is student focused but open to the public)
Community Reception Saturday, February 29, 5pm-7pm
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 11, 2pm-3:30pm  (CANCELLED due to COVID-19)

February 21, 2020
Boston Globe Article – The Boston Globe published “At Fitchburg Art Museum, revisiting Spiritualism and finding new pathways to the dead” written by Cate McQuaid in print and online on 2/21/2020. This article reviews the exhibition “After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art” curated by Lisa Crossman at the Fitchburg Art Museum from Feb 8-June 7, 2020.  An image of Rodriguez’s video installation In the Presence of Absence is featured. You can find the article here online.

February 13, 2020
Podcast Interview
905 WICN Public Radio released “Inquiry: Lisa Crossman, Imna Arroyo & Allison Maria Rodriguez”, a podcast interview by Mark Lynch, featuring the curator and two artists from “After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art” discussing the exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum up through June 7, 2020.

January 13 – February 7, 2020
State of the Environment / Fate of the Earth: The Art of Environmental Justice”
in the Dana Art Gallery at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA.  Featuring work by Sue Hammerland, Gordon Chase, Allison Maria Rodriguez, and Michelle Lougee.
Opening Reception:  Tuesday, January 14, 5pm-7:30pm

November 27, 2019
Boston Globe ArticleThe Boston Globe published “Boston’s Illuminus Festival Lights Up the Financial District with Socially Minded Art” by Globe Correspondent Chris Triunfo. This article features a video still from Rodriguez’s new work Legends Breathe: Divine Night, to premiere at this year’s Illuminus curated by David Guerra, along with interviews with some of the artists (including Rodriguez). This year’s festival is 12/5-12/6 and sponsored by Illuminus, LuminArtz, and Epson – you can find details on the festival here.

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

December 5 – December 6, 2019
New Media Festival
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

November 30 – December 22, 2019
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

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:

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.

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
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
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
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
– “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” – 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
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
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.

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.


  • 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”).