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.


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, Sargents 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:

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


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


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

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


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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)