Born and raised in Indio, CA., Adam Enrique Rodriguez, 29, is quickly becoming one of California's prominent emerging artists. Known for his bold, expressive, graphic paintings of faces and human figures, he incorporates classical techniques combined with a passionate abstract quality, in an ongoing conversation of personal identity.
In high school his work was featured in Palm Springs Art Museum, winning a scholarship to attend Laguna College of Art and Design. He later sold his first painting, "Interpreting Light", to the daughter-in-law of mega collectors Eli and Edythe Broad, at age 18. After leaving Laguna, he became inspired by handling paintings by Picasso, Pollock, and Monet while working as a gallery assistant at HeatherJames Fine Art in Palm Desert. In 2013, Rodriguez's work was published as album artwork for grammy nominated musician Anderson Paak.
Adam currently lives and works in his hometown of Indio. Throughout the last 3 years , he has painted over 20 murals at music and arts festivals across California, such as Desert Trip, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and Lightning in a Bottle Festival. Adam's recent work centralizes around the fundamental aspects of the human condition, as he describes, "a portrait of our humanity based off the pursuit of personal identity.” The belief that art is a tool for change has led to features by charitable and community activist organizations such as TOMS shoe company, PBS, and the social justice pop exhibitions, "Into Action" and “We Rise”. Transitioning from the world of street art and graffiti culture, to contemporary white wall galleries, Rodriguez's unique style continues to delve deeper into the thought-provoking interpretation of mankind, psychology, and the endearing human spirit."