Mayela Rodriguez, Creative Director

Mayela RodriguezBio

Mayela Rodriguez is a practicing artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Santa Barbara, California in 1993, Rodriguez was exposed to art at a young age. In 2011, Rodriguez moved to the Bay Area to pursue a degree in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. It was during her four years at UC Berkeley that Rodriguez was able to develop her voice as a visual artist. Through the use of sculpture, graphic design, and photography, Rodriguez’s current work focuses primarily on themes of gender, race, and the logic of institutionalized structures. During the past four years, her works have been showcased in several group shows around the Bay Area in various galleries, including the Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the Radiance Community Center.

Education

The University of California, Berkeley | B.A. in Art Practice with a Spanish minor with Honors

 Experience

Stephanie Diamond + Listings Project | Assistant | February 2016 – Present

Professor Indira Moore | Teaching Assistant | August 2015 – Present

ASUC Student Union Marketing | Copywriter | July 2015 – Present

Freelance Graphic Designer | January 2014 – Present

ASUC Student Union Marketing | Lead Graphic Design Apprentice | May 2013 – July 2015

BAM/PFA Engagement Department | Intern | June 2013 – August 2013

BAM/PFA Student Committee | Member | August 2011-Present

Exhibitions

The 2015 Senior Class Exhibition  | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2015 | May 13–15

Struggle Bus | Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery | 2015 | May 8–17

Parking Lot Art Fair | Fort Mason | 2015 | May 2

Prelude | 347 Gallery | 2015 | May 1–May 3

So-So | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2015 | April 29–May 8

Post Glitter | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2014 | Dec. 3–12

Double // Take | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2014 | April 16–26

Para-Site | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2014 | April 2–12

The Creative Consciousness | Radiance Community Center | 2013 | Dec. 6–8

Faux Show | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2013 | Nov. 13–23

Ultraverse | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2013 | April 3–13

Decoy // Hybrid | Worth Ryder Art Gallery | 2012

Awards & Achievements

UC Berkeley Art Department Certificate of Excellence: New Genres | 2015

Phi Beta Kappa Society Member | 2015

Golden Key International Honor Society Member | 2015

ACUI Steal This Idea: Signs and Banners (Student Staff) 1st Place | 2015

UC Berkeley Spot Award | 2014

Artist Talk at Art School X | 2014

Art School X Artist Residency | 2014

FSM 50th Anniversary Poster Design Contest: People’s Choice Award | 2014

Panel Member for the UC Berkeley Foundation’s “Arts Initiative” | 2014

Please visit Mayela’s website.