As much as she is an artist, she is also a collector of secondary qualities, of those aspects of a thing that fail to be deemed essential. Whereas the organization of a pattern of bricks might be treated by the contemporary architect as superficial, it is this very pattern that Rodríguez draws inspiration from, that she chooses to celebrate. Likewise, she persists in investigating the expressive potential of color. If the contemporary palette can be represented by the image of an Apple Store -white on white Rodríguez chooses a pallet that owes much more to the theater. Whereas the first is chromo-phobic and advertises on the promise of absolute illumination (with all the epistemological implications that follow), Rodríguez is a chromo-phile who prioritizes ambiguity.

- Aaron Michael Mulligan, a través del silencio, 2022

Lucía Rodríguez Pérez, b. 1986, Santiago, Chile

Lucía Rodríguez Pérez was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She received her B.F.A. from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009, and her M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art in 2016. Her work is encompassed primarily by paintings, but explores a range of media including works on paper, collage, sculpture, and videography. As described by her husband and artist collaborator, she is a “chromo-phile who prioritizes ambiguity.” Currently, her work explores the tension between abstraction and representation, and is informed by color as the first and last word. Rodríguez Pérez has shown internationally and widely in Colorado, including her debut solo exhibition in the United States at Alto Gallery in Denver (2022). Group exhibitions include Peep Space, Tarrytown, NY (2023); Sala Virtual CCU, Santiago, Chile (2022), Soft Times Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2022); RedLine, Denver, CO (2019); Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN (2018); Flux Factory, New York, NY (2016); among others. She is the recipient of a merit scholarship at the New York Academy of Art, and has been awarded grants and residencies from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Space 776 in New York. Her work has been featured by Project Gallery V, the Denver Art Museum, Mesa Gráfica, ArtAlLimite Newspaper, and more. In addition to Romi Studio, her work is included in New York-based gallery, Deanna Evans Projects’ Trove program. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.