Miguel Rodriguez is a Las Vegas-based artist specializing in large-scale public sculpture, installations and painted murals. His brightly colored work is inspired by music and graphic design from his youth, often incorporating animals and vintage clip art to comment on topics ranging from science to politics to popular culture. He holds a BFA in ceramic sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in the same discipline from the University of Nevada. He is currently a ceramics professor at UNLV Miguel has shown extensively in galleries throughout the Las Vegas Valley. He has also completed major public works for the Clark County, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, AREA15 and multiple Las Vegas casinos.
A Word From the Artist:
"My work draws from a lifelong fascination with science, popular culture and current events. These tenants are used to explore darker aspects of human experience and psyche. I use humor and color to filter difficult ideas like death, addiction, anxiety and depression in order to subvert superficial tropes or easy answers. These artworks are autobiographical, but are ultimately intended to provide the viewer with an opportunity to peer into the depths of their own inner workings, to see themselves reflected back."
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