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Ramon Rodriquez; CALB’s July Artist

 Reminiscencias

July 5 – 27th

Opening Reception: July 5th

6-9pm

Artist Talk

Saturday, July 12th

6-8pm

Ramon Rodriguez

Ramón was born and raised in the Bolivian Andes. His youth was spent farming, tending animals and developing a profound reverence for nature and Bolivian culture. At age 15 he went to boarding school and continued on to seminary. Shortly after seminary he attended Raul G. Prada Fine Arts School in Cochabamba, Bolivia and graduated with a major in Sculpture.

 

In the U.S. he has paintings and sculpture in the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) collection in Long Beach, California. He has participated in numerous group shows at the museum. MoLAA is the largest museum in the U.S. dedicated to Latin American Art. He has participated in shows at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Ramón has also shown his work at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Palos Verdes Art Center, San Diego Art Institute, Blue Rain Gallery in Taos and Santa Fe, PezGordo Gallery in Cabo San Lucas. He has had solo shows at Viento y Agua Gallery, Gallery 33, 2nd City Council Gallery and Gallery AD+D in Long Beach. His work has been featured in Long Beach Magazine, Destinations Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and a piece appeared in Arte al Dia: International Art Magazine. He has been awarded two Professional Artist Fellowships by the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Ramón lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two sons. He plays folk music on traditional Bolivian folkloric instruments. The family has played at California State University, the Los Angeles Arboretum, the Museum of Latin American Art, Peace Corps cultural celebrations, and numerous schools, churches and nonprofit organizations. Ramon is actively involved in his community sharing his talent, art, music and culture.

 

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