Lordy Rodriguez was born in the Philippines, raised in Louisiana and Texas, and currently lives in Hayward, California. He obtained his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York and his M.F.A. from Stanford University. For several years he has been working on a series of ink drawings that reinterpret the United States of America as delineated by geographic, civic and state boundaries. These handmade maps, drawn in fine Technicolor detail, represent his take on the ideal reconfiguration of our [U.S.] country. His recent exhibitions include "The Map is Not the Territory" at the Hosfelt gallery New York, New York (2011); “Surface Depths” at Nevada Art Museum (2009); “States of America” at the Austin Museum of Art (2009); “Optimism in the Age of Global War” at the 10th Annual Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2007); “The California Biennial” at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2006); “Perspectives,” as part of “25: A Quarter Century of New Art” at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas (2004); and “Dessins et des autres” at Galerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris, France (2004).
- Born: The Philippines
- Based: Hayward, CA, USA