Gladys Rodriguez was born in Panama in 1987; she came to America at age 14. She has experimented with mixed media including video and sculpture installations. Since graduating from California State University Los Angeles, her work uses fabric and recycled materials to create pieces for video performances that tackle themes of self-analysis, culture and identity.

Gladys Rodriquez

Project Description

Tapestry #1: Self-Portrait – The artist has woven a 4’ x 4’ tapestry out of natural and synthetic hair decorated with beads and treated with coconut oil, representing the continuing struggle of being a woman of color in America.