Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez

Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez has developed an index of color relations to determine specific emotions, memories and spirituality. The colors can be autonomous or have a new meaning altogether when encountering other colors and the forms they inhabit. The artist’s work is about the history of her body (a Cuban born body) in a permanent state of displacement and exile. Her paintings try to express the state in which this happens. They are about the inability to belong in any defined structure.


Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez was born in 1992 in Holguín, Cuba. She then immigrated to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2004. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015 and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 2020. Rodríguez Jiménez has participated in residencies such as the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2016), SOMA Summer (2019) and Residency Unlimited (2020). Her work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury, CT). She was a recipient of The Fulbright Research Fellowship (2021) where she collaborated with Candomblé dancers and practitioners in Brazil. She currently lives and works between both Brooklyn, New York and Salvador, Bahia.

b. Holguin, Cuba in 1992. Lives and works in New Haven, CT.



NYPL Jerome Robbins Dance Research Fellowship, New York, NY (upcoming)
Fulbright Research Fellow, Brazil (currently)


Master of Fine Arts, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY


Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL




2 Horizan(te)s, curated by Olga Viso, Terzo Piano, Washington D.C.


Ojalá, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL


If there is evil, we have to believe that there is good too, Barrett Art Center, New York, NY


Humanism Under Siege II, FIERMAN Gallery, New York, NY
Mural (Permanent Installation) commissioned by Sharpe-Walentas and NurtureArt, P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen, New York, NY


Untitled, The Cooper Union, Senior Thesis Show, New York, NY



Atopia, David Castile Gallery, Miami, FL

Between the Snakes, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, AL (upcoming)
Poetics of Place, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
What is Left Unspoken, Love, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA


Free as Air and Water, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
CURRENTS, David Castillo, Miami, FL
We Still Around: Here, Black Gotham, New York, NY



Perrotin Viewing Salon: Yale Painting and Printmaking MFA 2020, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY


Cut: Abstraction in the United States, 1970s to the present, curated by Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Frost Museum of Art, Miami


The Strangeness Will Wear Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL


Traded, The Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Meatballs, Pop Up Exhibition curated by Carl Ostendarp, Madison, ME


Checkpoint To The Stars, El Paisano Hotel, Marfa, TX
See Something Say Something, St. Marks Book Store, New York, NY



The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL


Residency Unlimited, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, NY


SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
Cleveland Museum of Art Graduate Fellowship, Cleveland, OH


NLS Kingston, Jamaica


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME


Cooperative TAAK, Marfa Summer School, Marfa, TX (Donald Judd Foundation)
Laura Miller Margolius 42’ Memorial Fund Award


The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Award Program




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The Floral Impulse
Poetics of Place
Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez: Ojalá
The Strangeness Will Wear Off