Meet Allison Maria Rodriguez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Allison Maria Rodriguez.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a first generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist that works predominantly in video installation. Personally, I have always felt a deep kinship with the natural world, which has lead me to focus extensively on climate change, species extinction and political agency. I’m interested in the interconnectivity between humans and other species, and the beautiful and natural systems of existence that we tend to neglect. Both my life and work has forced me to recognize the limitations of conventional language in expressing lived experience. Because language is power, there are many experiences confined to the unspoken. I use art to communicate beyond language, in a way that opens up an experiential space, a space of possibility, for the viewer to explore alternate ways of connecting to the emotional realities of others.