Jose Rodriguez draws from his own experience of his Chicanx heritage. His paintings often include family photos, Catholic imagery, and Chicanx iconography set into a surreal landscape. His paintings question how personal narratives are constructed and focus on identity politics, “otherness,” and constructions of racial identity that challenges oversimplified and singular terms.
Born 1991, Salinas, CA
2017 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2013 BFA University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA