WELCOME TO STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ ILLUSTRATION

I am an artist from Miami, FL. I enjoy working in oil,  pen and ink and watercolor.  Most of my work is inspired by children's book art, music, folklore, mystery and the people behind them.



Stephanie in her studio 


BIOGRAPHY


Originally, from Queens, New York, I dreamed of becoming an artist as a little girl. I would spend hours drawing my favorite characters from the books that I read. With the encouragement of my mom, I began to pursue my career in art when accepted into New York's Fiorello La Guardia high school of art and performing arts. It was here that I decided to become an illustrator. Yet, when I graduated, I decided to take a detour and study music at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. This journey into music would influence my work later on. After Five Towns, I received my BFA from FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) where I began to develop a technique influenced by children’s book art influenced by artists Alice and Martin Provensen, Leo and Diane Dillion and Howard Pyle.

Shortly after graduating from FIT, I began my illustration career when I moved to Miami, FL. I have had the opportunity to create illustrations for over one hundred book companies and magazines in many genres including newWitch, Aurealis Australian Science Fiction, Whistling Shade Literary Journal and Plank Road Publishing, a music education company for children.

While working as an illustrator, I was inspired to begin painting a series called “Der Unbekannte Musiker” (The Unknown Musician), which explored music personalities and anonymity using a detailed shadow and form technique juxtaposed with a whimsical children's book feel. This series was exhibited in a solo art show at the ArtCenter/ South Florida in Miami Beach as well as featured in City Link, The Lead and the Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market.

Currently I am working on creating several new series with a focus on children's artwork and returning to one of my favorite mediums, pen and ink. 



ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years experience working with various companies and genres worldwide, specializing in art for children and adults. Assignments including interior, book, editorial and private commissions.




For specific assignments and commissions, e-mail for more information.


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

• Aurealis Australian Science Fiction
• Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market (AGDM)
• BIGnews/UPward
• Cemetery Dance Publications
• Dark Discoveries
• ESC!
• Futures Mystery Magazine (FMAM)
• Jones Ave. Quarterly
• LitRag
• Morbid Outlook
• Mythic Delirium
• newWitch, BBI Media
• Nexxus Magazine
• Night to Dawn
• Nocturne Magazine UK (Interview Issue #2)
• Paradox Historical Fiction
• Revelation
• Rivet 
• Scifaiquest 
• Shimmer 
• Space and Time 
• SP Quills Poetry
• Strange Horizons
• Sybil's Garage
• Taj Mahal Review (India)
• Tales from the Transdimensional Horror Express (Germany)
• Tales of the Unanticipated (TOTU)
• The Leading Edge
• Wazine Literary Journal
• Whistling Shade


CHILDREN'S PUBLICATIONS



• Arté Publico Press
• Plank Road Publishing
• Music K-8
• Kidvisions
• Midwifery Today
• Rugrats, UK
• Wee Ones

BIBLIOGRAPHY and other NEWS

2012

Now Available!!
  
Revelation 4:1 
Apocalyptic Art and Literature
http://www.fourthhorsemanpress.com/Revelation/issues.htm



• The Writer's Block Artist Interview, By Raychelle Muhammad

2010
 

• Expressive and Whimsical, by Michele-Jessica Fievre
South Florida Examiner, November Issue



• Artwork Gallery in Bogamia Magazine

   Bogamia, Art and Fashion Magazine, South FL 



•  Monster Mash Artist Feature, by Arielle Biscayart
     
       Like Home South Florida, One Sotheby's Realty, October Issue



• Artist Feature, by Sarah Bash-Gleason
       
        Dream Chasers Magazine, September Issue
       
  
     
Work Spaces: Stephanie Rodriguez, by Colleen Dougher

City Link/ Art Murmur, May Issue
  

2009

• Show of the Unknown Musician, by Colleen Dougher

    City Link (cover story), October Issue

 

• Picturing the Unknown, by Angie Hargot

  The Lead, Miami Beach, September Issue

http://theleadmiamibeach.com/2009/090409/art.html


• Artist Spotlight, by Mary Damiano

  Miami ArtZine, May Issue

http://www.miamiartzine.com/vol4/issue86/artistspotlight.htm 


2007

• The Art of Business: Success Stories, by Donya Dickerson

  Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market, 32nd Annual Edition





ART EXHIBITS

2011

• Beyond Reflection, (with Janus Bridge Art Collective)

   Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

2010

• Monster Mash,  Art of the Macabre Solo Exhibit

   Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach, FL



• Through the Eyes of Love (with Janus Bridge Art Collective)


   Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, FL




• Hopes and Hand Grenades (with Janus Bridge Art Collective)

    1310 Gallery at the Sailboat Bend Lofts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL




• Love Thy Liberty ( with Janus Bridge Art Collective)

   1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Lofts, Ft Lauderdale, FL


• The Sunshine Show

  Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, FL


 2009

  Der Unbekannte Musiker (The Unknown Musician) Solo Exhibit

   ArtCenter/ South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

 

• Through the Eyes of Love

  Miami Beach Community Health Center, Miami Beach, FL

 

• Sleepless Night

  Cultural Art Events, Miami Beach, FL 

 

• Essence: After Art Walk Exhibit

  Life is Art and Parafernalia Studio, Wynwood, Miami, FL

 

2008

• The Canvas Project

  Art House, Atlanta, GA

 

2006

• Main Street Players Group Art Exhibit

  Main Street Players, Miami Lakes, FL

 

 • Coconut Grove Art Walk

  Art Lovers International, Coconut Grove, FL

 

2002


• Liberace Art Exhibit

  Liberace Museum, Las Vegas, NV (permanent display)

 

• Lamia Ink!

  Yokohama, Japan

 

• 26th Annual Art Exhibit

  National Arts Club, NYC


 

2001


• 25th Annual Art Exhibit

  National Arts Club, NYC