Artist Chile www.rodolfoedwards.com Residency Period: November 2017
Born in Santiago Chile, on October 17th, 1981, the Artist made a name for himself by creating architectural scenes using Photography and Painting to showcase cultural and natural wildlife. Rodolfo earned his degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile 2007. As an Architect and Visual Artist, he combines his strong desire to project art thru space. He moved to New York City in 2010 to pursue a career in Visual Art; he was invited to study at The Arts Student League of New York in the four-year program, he received many grants, invitations, which ultimately led to being acquired into the Institutes permanent collection. His unique process of construction happens when building pieces or fragments which make up an image which then fills a screen. His unique process begins by drawing a Grid to which he carefully adds on layers of paint, then Architectural continues be adding elements of structure to his paintings. This is his way to begin the creation process. Rodolfo Edwards exhibited in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile, Argentina, Miami, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Shanghai. At The Arts Student League, he received a Merit Scholarship Award 2011, a Red Dot Award 2012, Inducted as part of their Permanent Collection. His work is published in the league’s yearly prestigious magazine. Recently his pieces were shown at the 2014 Southampton New York Art Far, 2013 Clio Art Fair, 2012 Governors Island Art Fair, 2012 Carpe Diem Art Fair at City Hall Philadelphia, 2012 The Bronx Latino-American Biennal, 2012 Pinta Art Fair New York and 2012 Art Context Miami.