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.
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 Ohio, obtained also through study at Oxford University in England and Kyoto Seika University in Japan. In addition to being an artist, she is an independent curator of local group exhibitions and screenings, and a participant in artist collectives such as the Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance. Rodriguez has also been an artist-in-residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA and, in New York, at Arts Letters & Numbers and The Wassaic Project. In January and March of 2018, Rodriguez will be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Dorchester Art Project and a resident at The Ragdale Foundation. She was awarded the grand prize at the Creative Climate Awards in 2017 for her project Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Galápagos.
Rodriguez was the winner of 13FOREST Gallery's Día de los Muertos Installation Project grant in 2017. Read about the installation she designed for the gallery here.