1972 Born in Maiquetia (VE)
Fidel started painting at a very early age, When he was around 6 years old, his father asked him what he wanted as a birthday present, and his request was to be allowed to draw all over his own bedroom walls, and since that day that has never stopped. A lots of the earlier paintings and drawings are influenced by the "Tauromaquia" due to his grandfather being a bullfighter.
In 1989 at the age of seventeen he enrolled to study graphic design in Caracas, followed by studying Fine Art at the Armando Reveron University Institute with a UNESCO scholarship.
At the age of sevnteen he was accepted at the Fifth National Biennial of Drawing in Caracas as one of the youngest artists, and at eighteen he was already represented by Ars Forum Gallery in Caracas.
Fidel has worked as a scenic artist for an Italian corporation for several years in Dominican Republic and Mexico, then in New York City as a set designer at the beginning of his arrival in 1996, but promptly moved into his first serious gallery representation Monique Goldstrom in Soho in 1998
Fidel Rodriguez has been spending his time between New York, and Chicago where he resides now.
|Last update: 30 January 2014|