Shellyne Rodriguez

January 3 to February 25, 2022

Shellyne Rodriguez is a Bronx-based artist, educator, writer, and community organizer who works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. Rodriguez pairs the aesthetics of the Baroque and of hip-hop culture to depict the contemporary conditions of alienation and perseverance, especially as it relates to her community in the South Bronx.

Rodriguez earned her MFA from Hunter College in studio art and her BFA in visual and critical studies from the School of Visual Arts. Rodriguez’s work has been shown at The Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York, NY; 2019), Cue Art Foundation (New York, NY; 2018), Casa Warmu (Quito, Ecuador; 2106), Queens Museum (New York, NY; 2016), and El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY; 2015), among others. Rodriguez has held residencies at Hunter College (New York, NY; 2015) and the Shandaken Project (Catskills, NY; 2014). She has been an Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College, and a teaching artist at the Bronx Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

During her residency, Rodriguez will create a series of ceramic reliefs that will focus on the disappearing and increasingly dispossessed people and places of her community in the South Bronx.

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