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D. Andrew Rodriguez

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D. Andrew Rodriguez is an artist from the Laguna Pueblo, village of Mesita, New Mexico who currently resides in Albuquerque. He has previously attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, new Mexico, where he studied scuplture under the tutelage of Allen Houser. He completed his Fine Arts degree "With Distinction" at the University of New Mexico.

Andrew's work is in clay relief and sculptures. He combines traditional firing and slip/stone polishing techniques into unique contemporary expressions of his Indian heritage. His images use the simplicity of line and form to create movement and subtle elegance.

His professional experience has been achieved through the following exhibits and shows from which he has been recognized for his excellence in the arts:

Allen Houser Monumental Exhibition award - 1994 IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Multiple awards - 1993/94 New Mexico State Fair Indian Art Exhibit
New Mexico Magazine - December issue 1994
Book publications "Santa Fe Indian Market" 1993 by Tierra Publications, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Multiple Awards - 1992 Southwest Association on Indian Affairs "71st Annual Indian Market."
Award - 1991 Southwest Association on Indian Affairs "70th Annual Indian Market."
Best of Show - Indian Arts, 1990 New Mexico State Fair
Award - Professional Fine Arts, 1989 New Mexico State Fair
Multiple Awards - UNM, Indian Students and Alumni Fine Arts 1988 Exhibit
These shows were judged by outstanding artists such as Blue Corn, Pablita Velarde, and renowned scupltors in Dough Hyde, Greg Lachappel, Glenna Goodacre and Veryl Goodnight.

Andrew continues his efforts to expand the limits of clay in his artistic expressions, while maintaining the value of traditional techniques in producing contemporary and unique images.

His work may be seen at the Nizhoni Moses Gallery in Albuquerque, 326 San Felipe NW, Old Town.

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