Rocio Rodriguez is a recipient of the 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellowship Award
We are thrilled to announce the 2022 recipients of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which annually awards 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 each in unrestricted funds, distributed over a five-year period. In addition to the monetary award, Fellows are invited to participate in one-on-one professional practice consultations; convenings that cultivate a peer learning community; and programs that focus on personal finance, legacy planning, and thought leadership, among other opportunities.
The 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellows are:
Los Angeles, CA
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick
Mānoa, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
Jonathan Lyndon Chase
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Payer, Jr.
Sioux City, IA
Leslie Smith III
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The 2022 Fellows represent a wide range and depth of artistic vision and approach and are of varied background, heritage, race, age, and gender. The 15 artists range in age from 31 to 83 years old. Within the group, 74% identify as artists of color, 47% identify as female, and 13% as non-binary. Their work engages with a breadth of themes and ideas, including explorations of public spaces and the natural landscape, the decolonizing of histories and places, the unpacking of trauma related to gender and sexuality, the limitations of language, and the power of myths.
Ensuring a strong and diverse pool of artists year-to-year is a significant priority for the Foundation, and is supported by our work to bring new voices and perspectives into the nominator and juror pools each year. To initiate the selection of the 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellows, we invited 77 artists, curators, educators, and arts administrators to serve as nominators. The nominators reflect broad geographic diversity—representing 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico—as well as racial, ethnic, gender, and age diversity. In this year's group, 48% of the nominators were themselves artists, and nearly half were participating in the process for the first time. They identified the 147 artists who were then invited to apply for Fellowships. A group of five jurors, who also rotate annually and represent voices from outside the Foundation, subsequently evaluated the submissions with an eye toward artistic achievement, the relationship between the artists’ stated goals and their work, and the financial impact of the award, to arrive at a final group of 15 awardees.
More About the Fellowship
The Foundation launched the Joan Mitchell Fellowship in 2021, with a structure that recognizes and responds to artist feedback that inconsistent access to funding, creative community, and professional resources results in real and ongoing challenges to sustainability and career growth. Fellows will receive an initial $20,000 payment this year and annual installments of $10,000 for the subsequent four years. Among the Fellowship’s professional development and network-building programs is an annual convening. 2021 Fellows were invited to participate in a three-day-long event in June 2022 at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. The attending Fellows participated in workshops on such topics as Mapping Your Practice, Financial Management, Budgeting for your Legacy, and Narrative & Legacy Framing, in addition to wellness, arts, and culture activities across New Orleans. The convening provided ample opportunities for cohort community building and dialogue, particularly around the process of creating a personal archive and budgeting for an artist’s legacy goals. Feedback from participating Fellows will inform the direction and scope of the next convening.
About the Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joan Mitchell Foundation cultivates the study and appreciation of artist Joan Mitchell’s life and work, while fulfilling her wish to provide resources and opportunities for visual artists. As the chief steward of Joan Mitchell’s legacy, the Foundation manages a collection of Mitchell’s artwork and archives containing her personal papers, photographs, sketchbooks, and other historical materials. Fulfilling Mitchell’s mandate to “aid and assist” living artists, over the past 29 years the Foundation has evolved a range of initiatives that have directly supported more than 1,000 visual artists at varying stages of their careers. The Joan Mitchell Fellowship gives annual unrestricted awards of $60,000 directly to artists, with funds distributed over a five-year period alongside dedicated and flexible professional development. The New Orleans-based Joan Mitchell Center hosts residencies for national and local artists, as well as artist talks, open studio events, and other public programs that encourage dialogue and exchange with the local community. The Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative provides free and essential resources to help artists of all ages organize, document, and manage their artworks and careers. Together, these programs actively engage with working artists as they develop and expand their practices. Learn more at joanmitchellfoundation.org.
ROCIO RODRIGUEZ: COUNTERPOINT at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC January 6 - February 12, 2022
Counterpoint - Rocio Rodriguez at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC
January 6 - February 12, 2022
'At the Edge of the Day' New Paintings and Drawings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA Online Catalog
Rocio Rodriguez, 'Art at the Edge of the Day' exhibition online catalog.
‘We Get to Pass the Torch’: Former Recipients of Anonymous Was a Woman Artist Grants Assemble in New York Park for Star-Studded Picnic
THIRTY YEARS ON PAPER February 8 - April 6, 2019
A retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia mailchi.mp/sandlerhudson/michele-schuff…
ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN
Anonymous Was a Woman
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
ONLINE CATALOG, 'TRANSIENT NATURE', Exhibition
'Transient Nature', Paintings at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, March 29 - May 5, 2018
KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS
ONLINE CATALOG OF 'NEITHER HERE NOR THERE' EXHIBITION, 2015
'NEITHER HERE NOR THERE'
ROCIO RODRIGUEZ, KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 17, 2015
'FRAMING THE UNFRAMABLE'
ROCIO RODRIGUEZ MARFA CONTEMPORARY MARFA, TEXAS
Works on Paper and on site Wall Drawing- JULY 9 - 19 2015
Online Catalog, clik on link below.
ART ON PAPER
Rocio Rodriguez's work will be shown by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Pier 36, 299 South St. on the East River, NY, NY
March 6 - 8, 2015
Rocio Rodriguez's work will be shown by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, at Metro Curates, Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 West 18th St. NY, NY
January 22 - 25, 2015
Best of 2014: Rocio Rodriguez's Marfa Experience
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY 2014
Rocio Rodriguez will be represented at the Texas Contemporary September 4 -7, 2014, Houston, Texas by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, booth #105.
Artist in Residence- MARFA CONTEMPORARY
Selected as Artist-in-Residence 2014, at Marfa Contemporary, 100 East San Antonio St., Marfa, Texas.
'Women to Watch'
Selected as one of the 'Georgia Women to Watch' by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Morandi and Yuskavage--Two Artists I didn't Like
article on Burnaway.org by Rocio Rodriguez, April 2014
EXHIBITION IN 2014
HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART- ENCOUNTERS: ROCIO RODRIGUEZ
January 25 - May 18, 2014
ONLINE CATALOG OF THE EXHIBITION:
DRAWING INSIDE THE PERIMETER, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Curated by Michael Rooks. Commissioned to do a site specific 10' x 21' wall drawing. A work on paper is also included in the exhibit.
ArtsAtl.com : www.artsatl.com/2013/07/review-drawing-…
Creative Loafing-Atlanta : clatl.com/atlanta/the-high-draws-a-port…
ARTADIA WINNERS Jason Kofke and Rocio Rodriguez Chat with Us, Burnaway.org- 2011
Interview with Burnaway.org
High's Michael Rooks, builds collection, community; Curates, Drawing Inside the Perimeter
Rocio Rodriguez's work is featured in Spring Revival a group exhibition at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC.
ART MIAMI 2012
Rocio Rodriguez's work was exhibited by Zolla Lieberman Gallery.
NO-PLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape (Atlanta Art Now). Authors; Jerry Cullum, Catherine Fox, and Cinque Hicks.
An incisive look at artists whose work reveals the changing perceptions of place and space in the era of globalization. Noplaceness features writing examining the work of over 30 artists in historical and critical contexts. Rocío Rodríguez, is included in this book. Noplaceness is the 2011 edition of Atlanta Art Now, a biennial book series by Possible Futures, Inc.
Out of the Rubble by Susanne Slavick (author/editor) and Holly Edwards. The chaos left behind in the wake of warfare shapes the present and future of a country both physically and psychologically. Out of Rubble presents over 30 international artists who consider war's aftermath, from decimation to regeneration. Rocío Rodríguez is included in this book.
Lilly Wei and Rocio Rodriguez in Conversation- Interview
Where to find Interview:
Please return to 'Portfolio of Works' tab on my website, scroll down to 'Paintings' tab open it, scroll down to 'Paintings 2010- 2005, open it, and go to the icon on that page that lists the interview.