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Hear from artist Gamaliel Rodríguez about his new 60-foot work on paper for MASS MoCA’s Hunter Hallway, La travesía / Le voyage, inspired by his experience of North Adams and its post-industrial landscape during his time in the museum’s studio residency program.
About the artist
Rodríguez was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico in 1977. He received his BA from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan Puerto Rico in 2004 and an MFA from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in the UK in 2005. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. He has participated in numerous residencies and fellowships such as The MacDowell Fellowship in 2012 and The International Studio & Curatorial Program Residency in 2013. In 2016, Rodríguez had a solo exhibition at SCAD Museum in Savannah, Georgia which featured Figure 1737, a 45-foot long ballpoint pen drawing. He has also exhibited his work at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. He is represented by Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York.
Programming at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Barr Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Mass Cultural Council.
Gamaliel Rodríguez, Figure 1839: La travesía / Le voyage, 2019-20
Acrylic, ink, ballpoint pen, colored pencil, and gold leaf on Arches paper mounted on panel
96″ x 720″ (8′ x 60′) / each panel 8′ x 4′