A San Francisco-based artist, Eugene Rodriguez's work includes painting, drawing, printmaking, film, video, and installation. For the past 10 years his artwork has increasingly become more focused on the intersection of issues of labor, immigration, class, gender, sexuality, and family. Aesthetically, all the work questions the superficial and disinterested form of postmodern appropriation yet aims to inspire a revitalized look at the ability of narrative and realism to generate dialogue about the content of the art, as well as the political stakes of self-representation.
Eugene Rodriguez has been featured in solo exhibitions at Tribes Gallery, Franklin Furnace, and Gallery 49 in New York and Encantada Gallery in San Francisco. He also has been included in group exhibitions across the United States and Canada. In addition to exhibiting he has curated exhibitions around the Bay Area and has presented at conferences in New York and Los Angeles. His film/video work has been featured in numerous national and international film/video festivals. Most recently his latest film, WIN, was awarded first prize by Dean of Fine Arts Robert Storr at Yale University and director of the 2007 Venice Bienale.
Adjunct Professor, First Year