Integrated Materials Artist

​​Miki Rodriguez  

     ​​​​Miki Rodriguez was born and raised on the edge of the borderlands. She grew up in Laredo, Texas and remains connected to the people. The character of the Mexican culture is reflected on her layered fabric surfaces. Her materials are raw and bold in texture. The colors speak of her cultural experiences under the Laredo sun. She explores a variety of recycled materials and reuses them by attaching items such as found objects, cardboard and plastics. She uses a variety of techniques including tying knots, applying grommets, and wrapping, as well as hand and machine stitching. 

     As an artist and student healer, her unique investigations of found fabrics and objects are directly connected to her path. She starts by selecting these materials to guide her through the making of her work. And within the energy of her process, she resonates with the broken key or the costume jewelry of the past. Her cultural artistic expression lives on the surface of her work and is a contemporary perspective mixed with qualities of having lived this life. And this is where the healing lies for her. It is found within the resonance of her experiences.

     Rodriguez has a BFA from the University of Houston and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She taught art for over 30 years in Laredo. Her work has been exhibited in various venues including San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, University of Texas at San Antonio, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, New England Quilt Museum and National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  Presently, her work is exhibiting in Dakar, Senegal with Art In Embassies.  

Miki is presently attending Barbara Brennan School of Healing.