Ana Priscila Rodriguez

Born in Mexico City, 1974. 
Residing in The Netherlands since 1998.

 

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht (HKU) in 2006 with a specialty in Mixed Media and Photography.  I have background studies in History and Graphic Design.

Art Concept - Mixed media and Photographic technique

My work, it is all about a long lost past, lost loves, lost faces, images and sensations that are asking for a physical space in this present world, they are asking for colour, shape, texture, taste... they are asking for life. My mission is to provide to these silent stories a voice and a body, allowing them to become a part of my present, visible world, and therefore, providing them from the opportunity to go on in real time, with a new shape and a new purpose. They become eloquent stories and fairytales.

​I discovered the magic of old photographs left behind in flea markets, which I started collecting more than a decade ago and  they soon became one of the most important source of inspiration.  The materials I use can be very diverse.  I create my own conceptual self portrait photography and I transform those images using a variety of techniques and mediums until they lose their contextual shape.  For me, transformation is the real act of creating art.  To be able to transform my reality into a magical realm where real life collides with dreams and nightmares, is what my work is all about. 

My work builds itself on layers of different materials, this is how I have developed my own technique which I call: “faux tintype”, with this technique I aim to recreate the simulation of metallic structure using transparent foil and different chemicals. It is important for me  to create texture and a sense of  "tangibility" to the images. Like small windows to a small story. The result of that story is up to the viewer, it is like filling in the lines but through their experience and sensations. In this way my art becomes a direct line of communication through empathy and imagination.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards

Honorary Mention by the Photo Place award contest "Dreams and Imaginings",  Middlebury, Vermont, 2022 for the work "The Weight" from the series "Burdens"

Oficial Nominee at the 8th Fine Photography Awards, on the category of  Professional Photomanipulation, 2022 for the series "Limbo and Averno"

Professional Studies 

2002-2006  Bachelor in Fine Arts. Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)  The Netherlands

Specialty: photography & Intermedia (mixed media)

1994-1998. Bachelor in History. Universidad del Centro Cultural Helenico, Mexico City.

1994-1996. Technical Graphic Design. Instituto de Arte Publicitario y Diseño Grafico, Mexico City.

 

Certified Courses. 1998-2021 

Cyanotype - Cianotipia : técnica de impresión con luz, by  Fábrica de Texturas, Diseño y producción de libros.

Book binding - Encuadernación sin pliegues de obra gráfica , by Susana Dominguez Martin.

Animation retro - Movimiento retro en After Effects by Joseba Elorza a.k.a. MiraRuido (Ilustrator).

The Development of an Idea. Alma Brevé. 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Oil Painting Tecnique. Max Geene. 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Drawing the Human Figure. Heléne Zielstra 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

Color Pencinl Drawing Technique. Arno Van Yperen, 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

Ceramic Technique. Yneke de Jong. 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Potrait Drawing. Gijs Voskuijl, 't Oude Raadhuys, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands.

Seminary in Painting. Lieve Hendriks. HKU, The Netherlands.

Seminary "Sculpture in Stone" I and II Peter van de Loch. HKU, The Netherlands.

Seminary "One square meter"  Herman Lijftog, HKU, The Netherlands.

Exhibitions.

2022

Kunstkamer Vaassen. Autumn Edition, Ter Heerdspad 14, Vaassen. (current)

Exhibition "Dreams and Imaginings" PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park Street, Midelbury, Vermont, USA
2020 

El Camino a Mictlán - Online exhibition  duo with Emilio Sánchez Díaz on www.allthingslostonearth.com 

Mexico in Nederland. Movimiento Group. Oranjekerk, Amsterdam 

2019

Kunstkamer Vaassen. Second Edition Ter Heerdstpad 14, Vaassen 

2018

Kunstkamer Vaassen. First Edition . ter Heerdtspad 14, Vaassen (8171 CH),

2012

​Cuatro Artistas Latinoamericanas Contemporaneas" Gallery Ashok, Spuistraat 183b, Amsterdam

2011
Dia de Muertos Exhibition, University of Amsterdam,  faculty of Anthropology and History, Amsterdam.

2010
Artex 2009 Photographic collective exhibition, European Patent Office,  Rijswijk

2008
"Het Moment" , De Pomp, Waarmond

"Voice of Image"  Het Gebouw, Utrecht

Collective exhibition, Het Oude Raadhuijs, Waarmond

2007 
"Unborderlined" Gallery Kunstliefde, Utrecht.
"Tijd en Visioenen" Gallery Kunstwerk Westvoorne, Ootsvoorne.

2006
"Fragiel" , Stichting G2A, Goes.

Solo Exhibition. Maasdeltagroep, Hellevoetsluis

Final Exam Exhibition HKU, Utrecht

2005
Duo exhibition with Tim Hupkes. Kunstwerk Westtvoorne. Oostvoorne

"Glimpses", Het Kunstlokaal, Gouda

"Huis ,Boom,Beest" Het Kunstlokaal, Gouda

2001
Collective Annual Exposition 't Oude Raadhuis, Spijkenisse

2000
Collective Annual Exposition 't Oude Raadhuis, Spijkenisse

1999
Collective Annual Exposition 't Oude Raadhuis, Spijkenisse