Book 13: After the Conquest – Codex Rodriguez Mondragon
Sandy Rodriguez is a painter, raised on the border between California and Mexico, whose work investigates the methods and materials of painting across cultures and histories.Artist Bio
As human rights abuses in the United States become more extreme, particularly with Latinx communities on both sides of the US-Mexico Border, Sandy Rodriguez performs interdisciplinary research on recuperating Indigenous knowledge systems like plant-use and pigment recipes. Book 13: After the Conquest – Codex Rodriguez Mondragon will expand this codex of research through an immersive multiroom installation, presenting field study, archival research, project development, and the production of new works to provide a space of healing and visual possibilities for current and historical traumas.
2021 Artist Retreat Presentation
Los Angeles, CA
Sandy Rodriguez is a Los Angeles-based painter, raised on the border between California and Mexico, whose work investigates the methods and materials of painting across cultures and histories. Her Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón is made up of a collection of maps and paintings about the intersections of history, social memory, contemporary politics, and cultural production. The series pays homage to Indigenous artists and the history of migration between the Americas and raises awareness about immigration injustices. Rodriguez has exhibited at a number of regional institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, and the Riverside Art Museum. Rodriguez and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on KCET, Spectrum News 1, and on several radio programs, including KCRW’s Press Play, CBC’s Radio-Canada Hour le Monde, KQED’s Statewide Report, and KPCC’s Off Ramp.