Freddy Rodríguez (born 1945) is an artist from the Dominican Republic who has lived and worked in the United States since 1963. Much of his work takes the form of large, colorful geometric abstractions. His paintings have been widely exhibited and are held in several important collections.
Freddy Rodríguez was born in Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic in 1945. Rodríguez immigrated to the United States in 1963 at the age of eighteen. In New York he spent much time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was particularly interested in the work of Piet Mondrian. He studied painting at the Art Students League of New York and The New School, and obtained a degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In the 1980s he joined with several other Dominican visual artists including Bismark Victoria, Eligio Reynoso, Magno Laracuente and Tito Canepa to form the "Dominican Visual Artists of New York". This group succeeded in obtaining sponsorship for exhibitions of Dominican Art in popular locations. In 1991 the New York Foundation for the Arts named him "Gregory Millard Fellow in Painting". In 1992 he was a NYSCA Artist in Residence at El Museo del Barrio.
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Prints by Freddy Rodríguez