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Andrew Rodriguez is a New Mexican artist of Native American descent who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he studied sculpture under Allen Houser. Andrew received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with “Honors” from the University of New Mexico.


Andrew works in various styles of sculpture and is recognized for his unique bas relief sculpture. His work reaches to capture the spiritual emergence from the essence of human emotion and the restlessness of our journey in the here and now. Andrew sculpts to capture moments of emotion which transcend time and space to the essence of our humanity. Andrew’s sculptures explore our metamorphosis into the animal world where we transcend from our humanness back into the wild. Andrew Rodriguez has national gallery representation and his work is collected throughout the United States and Europe.


His career has been highlighted by the following achievements:


  • Albuquerque Local Treasure AwardHome & Garden TV (HGTV)

  • Modern Masters Featured New Mexico artistPoster Artist

  • 21st Annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo

  • NMNational Invitational Miniature Show

  • Albuquerque Museum FoundationFellowship Award

  • Southwest Association for Indian Arts

  • Multiple sculpture awards at the Southwest Association of Indian Arts Santa Fe 

  • NM, Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup NM and the Heard Museum

  • Phoenix AZ.Stations of the Cross, San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church, Sandia Pueblo


Andrew and his art have been featured in art has publications such as:


  • Southwest Art Magazine – Published August 1997

  • New Mexico Magazine – Published December 1994

  • Santa Fe Indian Market, Showcase of Native American Art – Tierra Publications

  • Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni – Northland Publishing


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