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 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015. She attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture Residency in 2016. Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez is currently a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) candidate at Yale University.

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

 

EDUCATION

 

2019
Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

 

2016
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

 

2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

 

2012
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019
Ojalá, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2018
If there is evil, we have to believe that there is good too, Barrett Art Center, New York, NY

 

2017
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

 

2015
Untitled, The Cooper Union, Senior Thesis Show, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019
Cut: Abstraction in the United States, 1970s to the present, curated by Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Frost Museum of Art, Miami (forthcoming)

 

2018
The Strangeness Will Wear Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2016
Traded, The Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Meatballs, Pop Up Exhibition curated by Carl Ostendarp, Madison, ME

 

2015
Checkpoint To The Stars, El Paisano Hotel, Marfa, TX
See Something Say Something, St. Marks Book Store, New York, NY

 

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, & AWARDS

 

2019
SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
Cleveland Museum of Art Graduate Fellowship, Cleveland, OH

 

2018
NLS Kingston, Jamaica

 

2016
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

 

2015
Cooperative TAAK, Marfa Summer School, Marfa, TX (Donald Judd Foundation)
Laura Miller Margolius 42’ Memorial Fund Award

 

2014
The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Award Program

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Wooldridge, Jane. “These summer shows deserve applause, and so do the local artists who created the works”, Miami Herald, June 21, 2019.
“Cuban Caricatures & Abstract Art”, Cuban Art News, June 5, 2019.
“David Castillo Gallery to present works by a stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach”, artdaily.org, December 2018.
“The Best Art and Design Exhibitions and Pop-Ups During Miami Art Week 2018”, Galerie Magazine, November 30, 2018.
“Senior Snapshots, 2015”, Cooper Union News, May 2015.

Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez: Ojalá
The Strangeness Will Wear Off