Lucía Rodríguez Pérez

untitled (coral fence), gouache on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2022, $350
untitled (blue fence), gouache on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2022, $350
untitled (red fence), gouache on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2022, $350

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My work is concerned with the ambiguity of space and the seductiveness of color. With my practice I seek to build a bridge between representation and abstraction by playing with shapes and shades that suggest space but defy realism. I see my work as a window to a dreamlike place, where we put together pieces of reality in a new way to try and make sense of our experience.

My main medium is color, as I think of my work as paintings, no matter the medium: oil painting, drawing, installation, collage, etc. I find inspiration in everyday patterns, textures, and spaces I photograph or sketch and use as references when creating my work. They fill the space and invite the eye of the viewer to explore the work as much as surface as representation.

I believe that incentivizing awareness about the process of perception can have a real impact in the world. As we open up to a vision of the world as a reality full of elements interacting with each other, and allow space for ambiguity in our understanding of things, we may discover that the possibilities of exploration for our personal and collective experience are broader than we think.

Lucía Rodríguez Pérez,(1986) was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, and she is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work includes primarily paintings, and also explores drawing, installation, collage and video.

In 2009 she obtained her BFA at Universidad Católica de Chile, and in 2014 she moved to New York City to pursue her MFA at the New York Academy of Art, graduating in 2016.
Besides her art practice, Rodríguez Pérez run a DIY Art Space called JuiceBox from 2017-2019, in Denver, Colorado, alongside her husband and also artist Aaron Mulligan. They were awarded the Best New Alternative Space title by WestWord Magazine in 2018. During her time in Colorado she worked at the Denver Art Museum and was a professor at the Rocky Mountains College of Art and Design.

In 2020, Rodríguez Pérez moved back to NYC where she currently develops her practice in her studio space located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She has participated in multiple exhibitions in venues such as SoftTimes Gallery (San Francisco, CA), RedLine (Denver, CO), Sala Virtual CCU (Santiago, Chile) and Flux Factory (New York, NY). In 2022 she had her first solo show in the US, a través del silencio at AltoGallery in Denver, Colorado.