Trans Man III, 2016 by Rodríguez Calero

Trans Man III, 2016 by Rodríguez Calero


Trans Man III, 2016
Collage on archival mat, 7 x 5 inches

Rodríguez Calero was born in Puerto Rico, and raised in New York. For the past 20 years she has worked and resided in New Jersey but her career and services are still active in the El Barrio and Lower East Side communities. She first studied graphics in Puerto Rico at the Institute of Culture’s School of Fine Arts, with Master Printer Lorenzo Homar, and upon receiving her BFA she returned to New York to continue her studies at the Art Students League of New York. There her two focuses were in painting and collage under the tutelage of Master Artist Leo Manso. During her time at the League, Rodríguez Calero received various awards and scholarships such as the prestigious McDowell Traveling Scholarship, where she continued her career abroad while living in Spain and France. When she once again returned to the US she received, for two consecutive years, fellowships at the Provincetown Art Association. She has also received honors, fellowships and residencies from such institutions as the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts as well. In 2005, on their 50th anniversary, Rodríguez Calero became a national and international representative for the Liquitex brand of acrylic paints and mediums. In 2006 she was featured in “SIGN OF THE TIMES,” a New Jersey Networks Public Television State of the Arts series. In 2008-2009, she was recipient to the the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in painting. Rodríguez Calero has exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA, Caribbean and China and her works are in many public and private collections. Rodríguez Calero has successfully combined her knowledge of mediums, her distinct, innovative and technical approach to subject matter, as well as her unique vision to develop a signature painting style she termed Acrollage. 

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