Gamaliel Rodríguez

  • Figure 1751
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    60 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1756
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    76 x 100 inches

  • Figure 1759
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1760
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1762
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    60 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1764
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1765
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1766
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1767
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    76 x 50 inches

  • Figure 1768
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1773
    2015
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Figure 1731
    2014
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    22 x 30 inches

  • Figure 1736
    2014
    Ballpoint pen, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
    22 x 30 inches

  • DATA park center
    2011
    Ballpoint pen and text on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • The Temple of Knowledge
    2011
    Ballpoint pen and text on paper
    50 x 76 inches

  • Misfire Case 1
    2011
    Ballpoint pen and text on paper
    60 x 60 inches

Gamaliel Rodríguez deftly works on paper through a combination of felt and ballpoint pens to produce a series of aerial views of artificial industrial, military, and civilian structures imagined in Puerto Rico and US territories. Visual memories are manipulated into fictional drawings. The photorealist scenes initiate a unique social experiment, interacting with viewers’ personal memories and sense of place. He obtained his Master Degree in Visual Arts at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Kent 2005 and among his numerous residencies is Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011.

 

His works have been are in many permanent collections including The Museum of Fine Art Boston, The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon in Leon (MUSAC), Spain. Exhibitions in 2015 and 2016 include “Muestra Nacional de Arte, San Juan Puerto Rico”, the XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal, “The Bronx Calling”, The Bronx Biennial 2015, “Saludo a la Trienal, Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan”, Puerto Rico, “La vida es una mierda” Narrativas de desesperanza, incomunicacion y fracaso en el capitalismo de hoy- Fondos MUSAC” in the Domus Atrium in Salamanca, Spain.

Born in 1977 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico; lives and works in San Juan, PR

 

EDUCATION

 

2011
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 

2005
MFA, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent, England

 

2004
BA, Visual Arts University of Sacred Heart, San Juan, PR

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
Gamaliel Rodriguez: Reminiscent of Time Passed, SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA
Fabrikkata 11, Arena Vestfossen, Vestfossen, Norway

 

2015
Diorama, Galeria Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, PR

 

2014
LandView, Walter Otero Contemporary Art, San Juan, PR

 

2013
Fallout, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

 

2009
The Concepts of Fuel & Full, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain

 

2007
Copy/Paste, La Casa del Arte, San Juan, PR
From My Position, Raelingen Arts Society, Raelingen, Norway

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015
Caleidoscopio Y Rompecabezas Latinoamérica en La Colección Musac, CAAM Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canarias, Spain
¿La vida era esto?, progreso, libertad, auto realización, DA2: Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Look at the Past to See the Future. XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal
Muestra Nacional de Arte, San Juan, PR

 

2014
Affective Architectures, Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL
La Era Postindustrial: Imágenes de Decadencia en las Sociedades Capitalistas, Casa de la Cultura de Las Torres de Cotillas, Murcia, Spain
Cielo & Tierra, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
Speculationscapes, Jeckyll & Hyde, Chicago, IL

 

2013
Interpreted Architecture, MADE Gallery, Montgomery, AL
No Hay Enemigo Pequeño, Walter Otero Contemporary Art, San Juan, PR

 

2012
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Pasiones Contemporáneas: Arte Americano, Europeo y Latinoamericano de la Colección Permanente, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Interconexiones: Lecturas curatoriales de la Colección Permanente, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

 

2011
Does Not Migrate, Triangle Association, Brooklyn, NY
DA2: Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
The End of History … and The Return of History Painting, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands
ARCO 30 Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

 

2010
ZONA MACO, Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico

 

2009
NOSTÀLGIA DE FUTUR. HOMENATGE A RENAU, Centre del Carme, Valencia

 

2008
En Sus Marcas, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR
Papel/ciudad:Escenas Citadinas, Relatos Verídicos y Fantásticos, Museo de Arte de Caguas, PR
Event Horizon, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

2007
VI Salon del Dibujo, Museum of Modern Art Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political & Poetical, Kamu Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia
The Dams 2, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, PR

 

2006
Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2005-2006, Institute de Cultura Puertoriqueña, San Juan, PR
Polverio Collective, Luis Munos Rivera Park, San Juan, PR
La Gran Feria de Marzo, A Projects Art Space, San Juan, PR

 

2005
Latitude, University for the Creative Arts, Kent, England

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

 

2014
Bronx Museum of Arts’ Artist in Marketplace (AIM) Program, New York, NY

 

2013
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY

 

2012
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, NH
FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art International Residency Program, Prague
Art OMI International Residency Program, Ghent, NY
The Leon Levy Foundation Grant
The MacDowell Fellowship
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

 

2011
The UBS Prize, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
The Skowhegan School of painting and Sculpture Scholarship

 

2010
Triangle Arts Association International Artists Workshop Program, Brooklyn, New York

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Barragan, Paco. “Dialogues for a New Millenium: Interview with Gamaliel Rodriguez”, Art Pulse, July 2016.
Napier, Laura and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, “Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial,” (Exhibition catalog), Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2015.
Ballard, Thea, “Indroducing Gamaliel Rodriguez,” Modern Painters Magazine, September 14, 2014
Villarreal, Jose, “Gamaliel Rodríguez’s ‘Landview’ opens at Walter Otero Contemporary Art,” artdaily.org, October 2014.
Astor-Blanco, Ana.”Gamaliel Rodríguez: Vista Aérea” Artishock, November 11, 2014.
Jimenez, Ivelisse, “A Propósito de Landvview,” Visión Doble, October 15, 2014
Figaredo, Carmen.,”El alma de Puerto Rico,” The Luxonomist, April 4, 2014.
Leon de la Barra, Pablo, “Dispatch: Puerto Rico,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, September 5, 2014.
Chandler, Ashton, “Interview with ART:I:CURATE Artist Gamaliel Rodríguez,” ART:I:CURATE, February 17, 2014.
Hartup, Cheryl, “Solo Show Gamaliel Rodriguez,” ArtNexus #91, January 2014.
“MAPR, Puero Rico Presents ‘Fallout’ by Gamaliel Rodríguez,”Arte al Día, October 25, 2013.
Colon, Dialitza, “Fallout y el Juego de la Extrañeza,” Visión Doble, October 15, 2013.
Siegel, Stanley, “Combustibility,” Psychology of Tomorrow, March 2013.
Antawan, Byrd, “Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes,” Phaidon Press, September 23, 2013.
Steinhauer, Jillian, “Getting an international Glimpse at Open Studios,” Hyperallergic, April 30, 2013.
Butler, Sharon, “SNAPS: Open Studios at ISCP,” Two Coats of Paint, May 8, 2013.
Rodriguez, Jorge, “Apocaliptico en el MAPR, Gamaliel Rodríguez,” Periodico el Vocero.
Torrescasta, Dulce, “Critica sobre la exposicion de Gamaliel Rodríguez,” El Post Antillano, November 9, 2013.
Teresa-Toro, Ana, “Arte para acceder a la realidad,” El Nuevo Dia, September 12, 2013.
“Pinta Londres 2012: Diálogos Entre Cronologías, Geografías y Campos Creativos,” Arte al Día, June 14, 2012.
“Retornan los que se fueron,” El Nuevo Día, April 25, 2012.
Clelia, Coussonnet, ”Exclusive Interview – Gamaliel Rodríguez,” Uprising Art: Contemporary Caribbean Art, April 6, 2012.
Herrera, Adriana, “El espacio revelador de Focus Latinoamérican en ARCOMADRID 2012,” Arte al Día, March 13, 2012.
“La hora del arte latino en ARCO,” El Nuevo Dia, February 2012.
Hernando, Sylvia, “Los insprecindibles de ARCO,” El País, February 2, 2012.
Herrera, Adriana, “PINTA 2011: New signs of vision,” Arte al Día, November 14, 2011.
Repiso, Isabel, “Un bolígrafo para meter miedo,” Periodico Publico España, October 2009.
Pozuelo, Abel, “Gamaliel Rodríguez,” Periódico El cultural España, September 2009.
Castro-Flóres, Fernando, “Energía Bélica,” Diario ABC Españam, September 2009.
“Issue Six,” Eleven Eleven Journal, December 12, 2008.
Lezama, Manuel, “Issue 66 Review,” Artnexus, 2007.
“Armado con arte,” Primera Hora Cooltura, May 10, 2007.
“El lenguaje universal de Gamaliel,” Primera Hora Cooltura, March 15, 2007.
“Obras emergentes de practices contemporáneas,” El Vocero de Puerto Rico, August 10, 2006.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Comunidad de Murcia, Spain