Rodriguez Calero (Painter, Collagist and Photographer) or RoCa for short resides and has her studio in New York City, but for 20 years her studio was in New Jersey. She received various awards and scholarships while at the Art Students League, and was the recipient of the prestigious McDowell Traveling Scholarship, where she continued her career abroad while living in Spain and France. Upon her return to the states, she received, for two consecutive years, fellowships at the Provincetown Art Association. Rodriguez Calero has received other awards, honors, and fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was given residencies from The New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2005, Rodriguez Calero, was chosen, to represent, both Nationally and Internationally, the Liquitex Company, developers of acrylic paint and mediums, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. In 2006, she was featured in New Jersey Networks Public Television State of the Arts Series, “SIGN OF THE TIMES”, and in 2008-2009, she received the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in painting. She was an invited guest artist in 2009, to participate in an international exchange to create art pieces relating to the ancient gardens in Suzhou, China and in 2010 she was a finalist in Photographer’s Forum and was placed in their Best of Photography 2010 edition.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA, Caribbean and China and her works are in many private and public collections.
Rodriguez Calero successfully combines her knowledge of mediums, evolving them into another dimension of quality and visual sensibility and expression, which in turn produces a striking and thought provoking impression. Her unique, distinct and innovative, not only technically, but also in the scope of her subject matter and the depth of her vision, signature style in mix media has been termed as, Fotacrole.