Allison Maria Rodriguez is a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist working predominately in new media, film/video and installation. With themes ranging from human migration to species extinction, her work converges on a desire to understand the space within which language fails and lived experience remains unarticulated. Her work has been exhibited internationally, throughout the country and extensively in the New England area, in both traditional and non-traditional art spaces. Her most recent projects include several large-scale public art video installations commissioned by Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Her work has recently been supported by grants from The CreateWell Fund, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Arlington Cultural Council, The Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation and Assets for Artists. She was recently awarded a 2018 Earthwatch Fellowship for a research residency at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” project. Rodriguez received her MFA from Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and holds a BA in Language, Literature and Culture from Antioch College in OH, obtained also through study at Oxford University in England and Kyoto Seika University in Japan. She has taught courses in art theory and media production in a variety of contexts, from universities to childrenâ€™s museums. She is also an independent curator of local group exhibitions and screenings and participates in artist collectives such as the Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance (BLAA) and the former Axiom Group. Rodriguez has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Arts Letters & Numbers and The Wassaic Project. She became a core member of Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery in Boston in Sept 2017. Upcoming in 2018, she will be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Dorchester Art Project and a resident at The Ragdale Foundation and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.
Jamaica Plain, MA