Courtesy of the Artist | In the Presence of Absence - José María & Ike (video still)
Photo by Suzanne Merritt, Curious Soul Photos

Allison Maria Rodriguez

ASB Interdisciplinary Artist since 2018

Artist Statement

Allison Maria Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominately in video installation and new media. She creates immersive experiential spaces that challenge conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. Her work focuses extensively on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. Through video, performance, digital animation, photography, drawing, collage and installation, Rodriguez merges and blends mediums to create new pictorial spaces for aesthetic, emotional and conceptual exploration. She uses art to communicate beyond language—to open up a space of possibility for the viewer to encounter alternative ways of connecting to the emotional realities of others.