Rodriguez Calero was born in Puerto Rico, and raised in New York and for the past 20 years she has worked and resided in New Jersey and her career and services are active in “El Barrio” and “Lower East Side Communities”.
She first studied graphics at the Institute of Culture’s, School of Fine Arts, with Master Printer, Lorenzo Homar in Puerto Rico and upon receiving her BFA, she returned to New York and continued her studies at the Art Students League of New York where her main focus was in painting and collage under the tutelage of Master Artist, Leo Manso.
While at the League, she received various awards and scholarships and was the recipient of the prestigious McDowell Traveling Scholarship, where she continued her career abroad while living in Spain and France. Upon her return, she received, for two consecutive years, fellowships at the Provincetown Art Association.
Rodriguez Calero successfully combines her knowledge of mediums, evolving them into another dimension of quality and visual sensibility and expression, which in turn produces a striking and thought provoking impression. Her unique, distinct and innovative, not only technically, but also in the scope of her subject matter and the depth of her vision, signature style in painting has been termed as, ACROLLAGE.
Rodriguez Calero, has received other awards, honors, and fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was given residencies from The New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2005, Rodriguez Calero, was chosen, to represent, both Nationally and Internationally, the Liquitex Company, developers of acrylic paint and mediums, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. In 2006, she was featured in New Jersey Networks Public Television State of the Arts Series, “SIGN OF THE TIMES”, and in 2008-2009, she received the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in painting. She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA, Caribbean and China and her works are in many private and public collections.
Rodriguez Calero’s works can be viewed on the following sites:
Organization of Puerto Rican Artists