3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Faviana Rodriguez

Faviana Rodriguez (US)
b. 1978, Oakland, CA; lives Oakland
American Dream, 2008
Co-commission MACLA and ZERO1 with the support of the James L. Irvine Foundation

Favianna Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed printmaker based in Oakland, California. Hailed as “visionary” and “ubiquitous,” she is known for her bold imagery and vibrant humanist composites reflecting social movements, migration, globalization, and the changing cultural landscape of the United States. By engaging new audiences as subjects and participants in her art, Rodriguez interposes private and public space, the art viewer and the participant, the museum and the community.

For more than a decade, Rodriguez has built her career as an artist and social entrepreneur, exhibiting at Museo del Barrio (New York); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles); Mexican Fine Arts Center (Chicago); The de Young Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco); and internationally at Bellas Artes (Mexico City); Parco Museum (Tokyo). She was a 2005 Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, and is recipient of a 2005 award from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. She has lectured widely and is co-founder of three organizations dedicated to advancing the print arts, harnasing new technologies, and educating young printmakers and muralists.