Miki Rodriguez was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She began her education in drawing and painting at the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She went on to receive a fellowship and entered Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated in 2001 with an MFA.
She has taught art for over 30 years and is presently living in San Antonio, Texas where she has now evolved into a full time exhibiting artist. Her choice medium has also evolved into fiber-based expressions.
She has exhibited at various national venues. Exhibitions include the Fantastic Fibers at the Yeiser Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Other venues include Houston Quilt Show and its extension in Portland, Oregon and most recently at UTSA in San Antonio, Texas in a traveling exhibit entitled State of Hand Stitch.
I am drawn to discarded materials, throw-ways and unnecessary one-use objects. Whether its over-production or over indulgence, I observe waste everyday, everywhere.
These materials and found objects reflect identities. A sheet of bubble wrap for shipping, rejected keys that no longer have a door to open, clothing that doesn’t fit anymore, this stuff over-populates our lives.
Outwardly, we are experiencing global warming, toxic pollution, and extinction, to name a few.
I am striving for the exclusive use of materials and objects in my work that are discarded and recyclable. In my endeavors, my work reflects human perspective and response.