A MAJOR EXHIBITION AND CATALOGUE OF RENOWNED GEORGIA ARTIST ROCÍO RODRÍGUEZ

About the Project

In February of 2019, MOCA GA will exhibit Thirty Years on Paper, a retrospective of drawings by Rocío Rodríguez. The accompanying catalogue will highlight drawings made between 1988 and 2018 many of which have not been exhibited before. Rocío Rodríguez came to the United States from Cuba in 1961, but she has lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia since 1985. Rodríguez has shown in over thirty solo exhibitions in contemporary art centers, museums, and private galleries and has participated in over ninety national curated exhibitions.  

“Rocío Rodríguez has been an active member of the Georgia artist community for a long time”, says MOCA GA Director Annette Cone-Skelton. “Considering how well-respected Rocío Rodríguez is in the community and MOCA GA’s mission, it’s only natural that the museum would undertake an in depth survey of her work”. MOCA GA’s mission is to collect and archive significant contemporary works by artists living and working in the state of Georgia. Our programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the surrounding community. The museum also serves as a platform to launch local artists and their works into the global artistic conversation.  

MOCA GA approached me about having a retrospective of my work, and I suggested a show of only my drawings since drawing has always been the backbone of my work,” says Rodríguez. Thirty Years on Paper is a retrospective exhibition that spans works created from 1988 – 2018. Many of the works in this exhibition have never been shown. Some of the drawings are tangential, such as the ‘war drawings’, accompanying bodies of work in paintings that express diverse concerns and subject matter.”

Rodríguez attended the University of Georgia where she received her BFA and MFA degree in Drawing and Painting. Rodríguez is the recipient of the Artadia Atlanta 2011 Award, a Cintas Fellowship, an Affiliated Fellowship Award at the American Academy of Art in Rome AFAAR, Italy and two SAF/NEA Fellowships. Most recently she had solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC, Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, and the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama. In 2014 she was awarded an Artist Residency at Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas. She has participated in exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. She had a retrospective exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art, in Columbus, Ga. Her work has been featured in two books; Out of the Rubble and NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. Rodríguez’s work can be found in numerous national public and private art collections, including MOCA GA’s permanent collection.
 

Consider a donation of any amount in support of this important and impactful project. MOCA GA fulfills its mission through the documentation and exhibition of renowned Georgia artists like Rocío Rodríguez.  A gift in any amount will be matched dollar for dollar by the City of Atlanta!
 

Read more about Rocío at www.rociorodriguez.net
 


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    We want our audiences to know how awesome you are! Expect a huge shout out for your support! Your name will be listed in the signage for the exhibition, on MOCA GA's website, and on the Museum's social media pages!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    The above plus....Complimentary admission for you and a guest at Rocio Rodriguez's Opening Reception! Come check out the event at MOCA GA and bring a guest!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    The above plus....Schedule a tour for up to 4 people for Rodriguez's exhibition! Bring your friends for a guided tour of a Museum exhibition lead by a trained docent! You will also have your name listed in the catalogue as a supporter of the exhibition!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $200 or more

    Admission for 4 to the opening reception and schedule an exhibition tour for up to 8 guests!
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  • Donate $500 or more

    In addition to tickets to the opening reception, enjoy a behind the scenes look at the exhibition with the artist and curator Annette Cone-Skelton! Don't miss what makes MOCA GA unique--spend time with a local artist while her work is hanging on the walls!
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