This retrospective is the largest and the widest-ranging exhibition ever devoted to Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz (b. 1955), a Puerto Rican native whose dazzling portraits engage in social commentary.
It extends from 1982, the year Rodríguez-Díaz received his MFA degree at Hunter College in New York City, to 2014, when he produced panoramic digital landscapes and completed public art projects in San Antonio. Rodríguez-Díaz moved from Puerto Rico to New York City in 1978 and the artist has lived and worked in San Antonio since 1995.
This exhibition is enriched by rediscovered paintings that had not been seen by anyone in over twenty years. They provide crucial insights into Rodríguez-Díaz’s development as an artist. Several works are publicly displayed here for the first time.
Rodríguez-Díaz’s work has been widely exhibited since the late 1970s, and it is represented in many permanent collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; El Museo del Barrio, New York; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan.