SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009
Exhibition Catalogue: "José Luis Rodríguez Guerra," essays by Lauro Flores and Deborah Caplow, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1999
Latino Northwest: "Conceptual Magic or Alchemic Exile?" Magazine article by Alfredo Feregrino. Page 16-19. No 4 September / October 1999

1995-1996
Reflex: "Living in a Borderland" By Chris Schonoor with Alma Gomez. Page 10-11, Dec. 1996 / Jan. 1996, Boise, ID

1995
Seattle Times: "Generations of Mexican Art Create one of a-kind exhibit" By Sydney Gillis. Friday, April 21, Seattle, WA

1993
Seattle Times: "Paintings Show Power of Color, Form" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. Scene Section E, Thursday, August 26, Seattle, WA

1992
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "José Luis Rodríguez builds on Brokenness" By Regina Hackett. Section C, Tuesday, May 26, Seattle, WA

1990
The Spokesman: "Artfully Evoking Hispanic Legacy" By Kary Kosack. Spokane Chronicle, Section D, Page 10, Sunday, January 14, Spokane, WA

1990
The Port Townsend Jefferson County Leader: "Artists find month-long haven at Fort Worden" By Jon Bauer. Arts and Entertainment, A 9, Wednesday, September 19, Port Townsend, WA

1990
Reflex: "Expressions in Contrast" By Mike Rainey. March-April, Page 25, Seattle, WA

1990
Reflex: "José Luis Rodríguez 217 2nd Avenue" By William J. Moore. Page 24, Jan. / Feb., Seattle, WA

1989
Seattle Times: "A Mater of Taste" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. A Northwest Annual Exhibition at COCA, Thursday, March 9, Seattle, WA

1989
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "COCA jury favored the funky" By Regina Hackett. COCA Art's Northwest Annual, Tuesday, March 9, Seattle, WA

1989
Oregon Observer: "Well known artist returns for visit" By Roberta Eady. People Treasure Valley Community College Art Gallery, May 12, Ontario, OR

1989
El Nuevo Herald: "Cientos se dan cita en la celebración" Mirta Ojito. (Foto) Artista José Luis Rodríguez Guerra signs a poster for Liliana Escasena, Miami, FL

1988
Herald Examiner, Vista: "Hispanic Palette" Ray Estrada. Fifty artists exhibit reality as they see it. Expresiones Hispanas, September 18, Page 12-13, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Eagle Rock Sentinel: "Lincoln Heights artist recognized" Expresiones Hispanas 50 National Hispanic artists, Saturday, July 9, Los Angeles, CA

1987
Seattle Times / Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Adolph Coors Company's National Hispanic Tour" By Dolores Tarzan Ament. Commemorative poster by José Luis Rodr?guez, Section K2, Dec. 6, Seattle, WA

1987
Art Week: "José Luis Rodríguez Red Afternoon" By Jeannette Ross. June 6, Oakland, CA

1987
The Idaho Statesman: Western Art Kicks Cowboy Image, Ropes in New Ideas By Jeanette Ross. Section D, Page 1 & 3, January 6, Boise, ID

1986
La Voz / News Magazine: "The Common Man's Artist, Rodríguez Style" Article by Bob Marvel. Arts Section, Concilio for the Spanish speaking, July, Seattle, WA

1986
The New York Times: "How the Myth and Violence of the West inspires its Artists" By Michael Brenson. Arts & Leisure Section 2, Page H-33 & H-38, Sunday, June 15, New York, NY

1986
The Library of Congress: "America Isn't a Country It's a World" By Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, for the Brooklyn Museum of Art.Third Western States Exhibition, card catalog number 85-052333, ISBN 0-961171-02-2, Washington, DC

1986
Vision / A Review of Northwest Art: "José Luis Rodríguez" Article by Bill Elston. Third Western States Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Northwest review, Vol. 2, summer, Seattle, WA

1985
The Wall Street Journal: "Art: Range Riding Curator Hunts the Best of the West" By Nancy Melich. Leisure & Arts, Curator of Contemporary Art, for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Third Western States Exhibition, (Photo drawing of Charlotta Kotik and painting of the artist José Luis Rodríguez), Tue., August 27, New York, NY

1985
Art Access: "State of the Art" By Greg Burkman. at the Art Attack Alternative Space, Rainier Square Building, January, Seattle, WA

1985
Idaho Arts Journal: "Six Idaho Artists Considered for National Exhibition" Boise, ID

1985
Art Week: "Attention that Transforms" By Jeannette Ross. Volume 16, number 25, Section Exhibitions, Page 4, July 13, Oakland, CA

1985
The Idaho Statesman: "No line is waisted in José Luis Rodríguez's work" By Dietrich Kindermann. Daybreak, Section D, Friday, July 12, Boise, ID

1985
The Independent: "Chicano Latino artist featured in exhibit" By Susan Morrison. Clark's Index Gallery, Page 9, February 4, Vancouver, WA

1984
The Idaho Statesman: "Every painting has a message; otherwise it's a waste of time, according the artist" By Ashley St. James. Section D, December 13, Boise, ID

1984
The Idaho Statesman: "LaChase / Rodríguez show opens" By Judy McConnell Steele. Gaston LaChase and José Luis Rodríguez Guerra, a two-solo show, Friday, November 16, Boise, ID

1984
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Exhibit explores common Chicano and Latino roots" By Regina Hackett. Chicano and Latino artists in the Pacific Northwest, November 2, Seattle,WA

1984
Idaho Arts Journal: "The visual arts and the public"By David Airhart and José Luis Rodríguez. Art Attack commentary, fall issue, Boise, ID

1983
The Idaho Statesman / Best Bets: "10 Artists" Area artists featured in exhibition, Boise, ID

1983
The Idaho Statesman: "10 Artists" By Deborah Haynes. Reflects well on Idaho art scene, Friday, December 30, Boise, ID

1983
The Idaho Statesman: "Rodríguez focuses on body expressions" By Deborah Haynes. Art Review, Friday, January 7, Boise, ID

1981
The Idaho State Journal: "Boise Artists to Open Show, Monday at ISU" Entertainment News. Boiseans at Transition Gallery, Section C, Page 9, Sunday, February 8, Pocatello, ID

1979
The Idaho Statesman: "Paintings and prints by members of the Boise Art Group" A salute to Kathe Kollwitz by Rodríguez, April 21, Boise, ID

1977
The Idaho Statesman: "A Splash of Art from Idaho's Mexican-Americans" By Julie T. Monroe. Art Section, Page 4D, Friday, March 11, Boise, ID Photo by James Crespinel The good painter is wise, God is in his heart. He converses with his own heart.

HONORS &AWARDS

2007
Quimbaya Award, presented to Rodríguez Guerra by Seattle's Centro Cultural Hispano Americano "for excellence, contribution and achievements in the advancement of fine arts, culture and education."

1999 and 2000
Selected as cultural representative to travel with Washington State Governor Gary Locke during Trade Mission to Mexico.

1997
Member of the Tacoma Art Museum committee in charge of organizing the exhibition Catalan Masters of the 20th Century featuring works by Picasso, Dalí, Miro, and Gonzalez in the spring of 1997; and Luis Jiménez's exhibition Man on Fire in the spring of 1998.

1994-1998
Appointed Arts Cultural Commissioner, Mexican Center for the State of Washington, Consulate of Mexico in Seattle.

1993
Recipient of the Aztec Award for art excellence, presented by Washington's Human Development, Seattle, WA.

1992-1994
Appointed to the Seattle Arts Commission by Mayor Norm Rice.

1991
Featured in Windows, documentary film by David Johansen, Seattle's Channel 29.

1990
Winner of artist-in-residence competition, Center for the Arts printmaking workshop, Port Townsend, WA.

1988
Invited as artist and ambassador for Expresiones Hispanas, national exhibition of Latin-American art sponsored by Coors Co.

1986
Selected in competition for the Third Western States Biennial Exhibition sponsored by the Western States Arts Foundation, the Phillip Morris Companies, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts, and curated by Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum.

 

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