Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado

Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado (He / Him) (Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 1982) is a Puertorrican artist formerly based in Los Angeles, CA. The son of a master woodworker, he was exposed at an early age to the saint carving traditions of the island.  His work has been shown in the mainland United States and Puerto Rico. He was the recipient of the two most notable artist awards offered in Puerto Rico: the Lexus Grant for Artists and the Oriental Bank Group Prize for Emerging Artists. These esteemed awards allowed him the means to pursue his MFA in sculpture at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where he was the recipient of the LeRoy Nieman Foundation Fellowship. Rodriguez’s work has been shown in numerous venues, most notably the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL; The Gallery of the University of Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR; the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Roswell, NM.

Rodríguez is a recent fellow of the Galveston Artist Residency in Galveston, TX, and continues to pursue his career in the mainland US.