lucha rodriguez

BIO

Lucha Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Her artwork mimics intricate patterns found in the inner workings of the human body while exploring ideas of abstraction, replication and separation. Although Rodriguez is most recognized for her site-specific paper installations, she has explored a variety of media including copper, textiles, paint, plexiglass and sound.

Rodriguez has exhibited globally with solo and group shows in India, Mexico, China and France. Her work is included in The High Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Collection in addition to various private institutional and individual collections.

Rodriguez lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.


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EDUCATION

2010 Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia

EXHIBITION RECORD

SOLO - TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Pink Sultan, Savannah College of Art - Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
2015 Opposites, KAI-LIN Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Wonderment, KAI-LIN Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 A Paper Affair, Fine Arts Gallery, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
2011 Fluoressence, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Mixed Media, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Inner Glam, Blue Gallery, Lacoste, France
2010 Encore Series, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
2010 Encore Series, ACA Gallery, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Oliver and Lucha, Twist Gallery, Nashville,Tennessee
2009 Pink Seductions, Gallery Stokes, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 Monsters Need Love Too, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 The Day The World Was Pink, Art House Gallery, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Creatturetes Pop Out, Blue Gallery, SCAD-Lacoste, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 10 Artists 10 Bottles, Pop Gallery, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia
2017 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gallery@ Hotel Indigo, Athens, Georgia
2017 Hypercolor, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 Hambidge, The Great ARTdoors - Fall Installation, Rabun Gap, Georgia
2016 Somos Sur, Murmur Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 Sprawl: Drawing outside the lines, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 Portalism, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 Crown, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Continuum, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 The Brightness, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Revealed, Ponce City Market Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Atlanta Print Biennial, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Gallery Culture: Part Two Exhibition, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Pretty in Ink, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
2013 Day Glow Night Mare, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Blue Doors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Public Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Culture Shock: Fiesta para Frida, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Passport to Celebrations, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Bloom, KAI-LIN Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Vynil Show, Borderline Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Alchemy, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Movers and Shakers, MOCA GA, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 FLORA, KAI-LIN Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Art on the Beltline, Gordon White Park, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Latin GA, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Generation SCAD, SCAD Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 Plastic, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Culture Shock: Surreal Soiree, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Cycle Through, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 Split Level of Conciousness, Underground Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 Miscellaneous Use of Imagination, Studioplex, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 L5P, Music Center, Open House Show, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 American Print Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Bite Sized, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Measure Up, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Alexander Ink, Alexander Hall SCAD, Savannah, Georgia
2008 Elemental Exhibition, Works on Paper, Blue Tower Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2007 40/40 University of Madras, Chennai, India
2007 Boys and Girls Exhibition, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2007 Casa de la Cultura, Cultural Center of Mexico, Oaxaca, Mexico

GRANTS – AWARDS – RESIDENCIES

2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Award, Fulton County Arts and Culture
2016 Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences Residency, Rabun Gap, GA
2016 The Carroll House Fellowship - International Artist Residency, GA – May, 2016
2014 – 2015 Walthall Artist Fellowship - Sponsored by WonderRoot Arts Center
2013 – 2015 The Creatives Project, Artist in Studio Residency - Goat Farm Arts Center
2011 City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs, Artist Grant Award – Atlanta, GA
2011 Art on the Beltline, Artist Grant Award - Public Art Sculpture - Gordon White Park
2010 The Forward Arts Foundation, Emerging Artist Award
2010 Best Emerging Artist Award, The Creative Loafing
2009 Best in Show Award, MOCA GA, Annual Pin-Up Show, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 ARTLANTIS, Best in Show Award, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Selected Bibliography

2017 10 Artists, 10 Bottles and 10 Stories: Meet the Atlantans Behind World of Coca-Cola's Newest Exhibit
2017 Flagpole, Art Notes, Artists Demonstrate a Range of Techniques in "Rock Paper Scissors" by Jessica Smith
2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution, Visual Arts, Cut-Paper Maestro Lucha Rodriguez at Kai Lin Art by Felicia Feaster
2015 Common Creativ ATL, Q & A with Lucha Rodriguez by Lisa Highfill
2015 Burnaway Column Feature: 5x7 Michi, Lucha, Nathan, Katie, and Pete by Stephanie Cash
2014 Creative Loafing, Visual Arts, A few questions with Lucha Rodriguez. Curating the new exhibition: The Brightness by Muriel Vega
2013 Forward Arts Foundation, Emerging Artist Award Exhibition Catalogue by The Sara Giles Moore Foundation
2013 Lucha Rodriguez, Nuestra Gente en las Artes, Mundo Hispánico by Alberto Brown
2012 Burnaway.org - Dodge & Burn: Reminiscing Over Past Art Crush Interviews by Sandy Hooper
2011 Creative Loafing, Visual Arts, Lucha Rodríguez at The Swan Coach House by Wyatt Williams
2011 Atlanta Journal Constitution, Visual Arts Lucha Rodríguez at The Swan Coach House by Cathy Fox
2011 Atlanta Journal Constitution, Award-winning emerging artist dazzles in group-show by Cathy Fox
2011 Creative Loafing, Lucha Rodríguez: Spills her guts in Fluoressence by Felicia Feaster
2011 Atlanta Magazine, Local talent showcase international inspiration by Felicia Feaster
2010 Burnaway.org - Lucha Rodríguez - Art Crush
2010 News Brief: Lucha Rodríguez, ArtsCriticAtl by Catherine Fox
2010 Lucha Rodríguez. Artista de Mundo, Mundo Hispánico by Alberto Brown
2010 The Dream Starts. The Hong Kong Standard by Joyce Kam
2010 Nashville Examiner. A new month, a new moon, and new artists on the scene by Chuck Beard
2010 Nashville Scene. Oliver and Lucha. It takes two by Joe Nolan
2010 FORM: Artistic Independence - WE DESIGN Atlanta, 2010
2009 The Art of the Deal. Creative Loafing Arts & Entertainment by Cinque Hicks
2009 YB Heartbeat Vol. 02, Young Blood Gallery
2008 Creative Loafing, Art House: Group Efforts by Cinque Hicks

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS - LECTURES

2016 Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Seventh Collectors Print Project, Atlanta, GA, December - 2016 
2016 Open Studio- Artistic Process Lecture, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA, October - 2016
2016 Murmur Gallery, Somos Sur: Artist Panel Talk, Panelist, Spanish / English, Atlanta, GA, June - 2016
2016 The Carroll House, Artist Panel Talk, Panelist, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2016
2016 SCAD Museum of Art, Artist Panel Talk, Panelist (Honorarium), Savannah, GA, Jan. 2016
2015 Paper explorations Workshop - Walthall Fellowship, MOCA GA, Atlanta, Georgia 
2014 Studio Artist - Boulevard Youth, Ponce City Market Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013 A Paper Affair: Installation Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
2012 BLOOM, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Fluoressence for the Forward Arts Foundation - Emerging Artist Award at Swan Coach House Gallery
2011 Four Coats, Public Art Murals (Honorarium), Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 
2011 FLORA, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 Inner Glam, Blue Gallery - SCAD, Lacoste, France
2010 Generation SCAD, SCAD Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 Organic Artificiality for Plastic Exhibition, Eyedrum Gallery 
2010 ENCORE SERIES - Pink Seductions, ACA Gallery of SCAD at The Woodruff Arts Center
2009 Pink Seductions, Stokes Gallery, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, Georgia