• Misfire Smoke Signal Case #3

    “Misfire Smoke Signal Case #3”

    Date 2011
    Dimensions 60" x 84"
    Category Drawing
    Medium Ink on paper
    Genre Urban landscape
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement UBS Prize for Emerging Artists

Gamaliel Rodríguez

Bayamón, PR, 1977

Biography Details

Painter, photographer and Illustrator. After graduating from public high school in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Rodríguez-Ayala joined the USA Army in 1997. In 2001, he returned to Puerto Rico to study art. In 2004, after completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he left for England to do postgraduate studies at Kent Institute of Art & Design. He has exhibited at Photo Miami, Red Dot Art Fair, Bridge, Art Chicago, Pulse, Fountain, NY Scope and Art L.A. In 2007 he won the Grant for Emerging Artists from the Scope Foundation. In 2011 he attends Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. As a result of the interest in his work, Gamaliel devised The Storehouse Group, which in the world of art is called a "non space project". Through this project, he and fellow artists operated under the umbrella of a "Gallery" that only existed to participate in fairs and biennials. Although his initial interest was in painting, he ended up with an Interdisciplinary Master's Degree. At the end of a year of intensive studies, he returned to Puerto Rico. His work focuses on studies of Social Realism and current events such as consumerism, wars, political, psychological, and social sciences amongst others. 

Artist Statement

“It is not my desire to criticize any country, or praise it. My work is not political. I present an image, and I let people draw their own conclusions. What I am fascinated by is the subject of power and its consequences”. 

Gamaliel Rodríguez, 2013

Source: Catalogue: “Fallout”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, 2013.

Formation

Education

2011

  • Courses. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, United States

2005

  • Master in Interdisciplinary Arts. Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent, England

2004

  • Bachelor's Degree of Art, mayor in Communications in the Visual Arts. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • Fallout, Galería R.J. Reynolds, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Solo Projects: Focus Latinoamérica, Feria ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2010

  • Feria PINTA, London, England

2009

  • The Concepts of Fuel & Full, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain
  • Solo Project, CIRCA, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Copy/Paste, The Storehouse Group – La Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • From My Position, Sandbekkstua, Raelingen, Norway

Group Shows

2012

  • Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Pasiones Contemporáneas: arte americano, europeo y latinoamericano de la Colección Serapión y Belk, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Interconexiones: Lecturas Curatoriales de la colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Does Not Migrate, Triangle Association, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DA2, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
  • The Drawing Room Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, England
  • The End of History… and the Return of History Painting, Arnhem Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Holland, Netherlands
  • Noltalgia de Futur. Homenatge a Renau, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain

2008

  • En sus marcas…, Salas de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Event Horizon, Project Space Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

2007

  • VI Salón de Dibujo, Museo del Dibujo Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Political & Poetical, XIV Trienal de Gráfica de Tallin, Museo de Arte Kumu, Tallin, Estonia
  • The DAMS 2, Sala de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La Gran Feria de Marzo, = DESTO, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2013

  • Residency. The International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Grant. National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, United States

2012

  • Residency. FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, International Residency Program, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Residency. Art OMI International Residency Program, Ghent, New York, United States
  • Grant. The Leon Levy Foundation Grant, New York, New York, United States
  • Grant. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, United States

2011

  • Award. UBS Award for Emerging Artists, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Scholarship. The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, United States

2010

  • Workshop. Triangle Arts Association International Artists Workshop Program, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Comunidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Bibliography

Newspapers

Repiso, Isabel. “Un bolígrafo para meter miedo”. Periódico Publico España (España), octubre 2009.


Pozuelo, Abel H. “Gamaliel Rodríguez”. El Cultural España (España), septiembre, 2009.


Castro-Flóres, Fernando. “Energía Bélica”. Diario ABC (España), septiembre 2009.


“Obras maestras boricuas a Florencia y Estonia”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), Agosto 2007.  


“Armado con arte”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 10 de mayo de 2007. 


“El lenguaje universal de Gamaliel”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 15 de marzo de 2007. 


 “Obras emergentes de prácticas contemporáneas”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 10 de agosto de 2006.

 

Magazines

Alvarez Lezama, Manuel. Artnexus Magazine. Issue 66, 2007.