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Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya

 


Ruben Rodriguez is a multidisciplinary artist that works around ideas of border culture, abjection, and mestizaje. Aided by Magical Realism, Nahualismo, the Sci-Fi of Octavia Butler, and the labor of his family.



Education:

2020 - MFA, Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 


2018 - BA in Spanish, New Mexico State University


2017- BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at El Paso



Solo Shows:


2020 - Inside the Bowels of the Hoofed Beast, curated by Allegra LaViola, Sargent’s Duaghters, NYC


2019 - So U Thot it Was A Chupacabra Eating Ur Goat…Well Guess What Patricia, Its Actually Quetzalcoatl Come Down For Lunch, Richmond, VA



Group Shows:


2021 - Por Vida, Company Gallery, curated by Ken Castaneda, NYC  


2020 - NADA MIAMI, online art fair, curated by Sargent's Daughters, NYC


2019 - Spectral Slurp, VCU Candacy Exhibition, RIchmond, VA


2018 - 2019-Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, Ca


2019 - American Fine Arts, BBQLA, curated by Timoh Falher, CA, TX, OK, MO, MN

2018 - Interrupted Sitting, VCU Graduate Show, Richmond, VA


2018 - Plain Sight Residency Gallery, Curated by Savvy Wood, Los Angeles, CA


2018 - Pasado Manana, Commonwealth and Council, curated by Rafa Esparza and Beatriz Cortes, Los Angeles, CA


Performances:

2019 - Elote en Bote, Richmond, VA


2019 - Cuernos, Spectral Slurp: closing event, Richmond, VA


2018 - When I Came To, Coaxil, performance with Maria Maea and El Sancha, Los Angeles, CA


Teaching, Artist Talks


2021- Zoom Artist Lecture, Yale, hosted by Yale School of Painting (forthcoming)


2020- Zoom Artist Lecture, MICA, hosted by Abigail Lucien


2020- Zoom Artist Lecture,  Carnegie Mellon University, hosted by Paul Esposito


2019 -Teaching Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University Spring 2019, Richmond, VA


2018 -Teaching Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University Fall 2018, Richmond, VA



Press/Publications


2020 - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/arts/design/new-york-art-galleries.html


2020 - https://www.artforum.com/artguide/sargent-s-daughters-11709/inside-the-bowels-of-the-hoofed-beast-188423


2020 - https://artishockrevista.com/2020/09/29/ruben-ulises-rodriguez-montoya/


2019 - https://closedistance.org/


2018 - https://hyperallergic.com/428693/artists-build-a-lush-landscape-where-diversity-takes-root/


2018 - https://artillerymag.com/beatriz-cortez-rafa-esparza/


2018 - https://third-magazine.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/third-magazine-issue-1-2018


2018 - https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/41042/1/south-central-los-angeles-latinx-art-whitney-biennial



2017- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/colbyanderson/brunch-club-issue-01



Awards


2019 - P. F Miller Graduate Scholarship in sculpture. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)

2019 - Clopton Scholarship nominee. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)

2019 - Graduate Research Grant. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)