Rodrigo Aguilera Art
Acrylis and oils on canvas
Silver Street Studios
Rodrigo Aguilera was born in Bogota, Colombia. As a young child, he remembers replicating an image of Mickey Mouse and becoming obsessed with drawing. His passion from a young age led him to pursue his degree in painting from the Superior Academy of Arts of Bogota (ASAB) in 1984. The next year Aguilera moved to Houston, eager for the American dream and determined to expand his art career.
The local art culture inspired Rodrigo, and he soon decided to utilize his graphic design knowledge in order to help promote the arts in Houston. The experiences relating to artists, museums, and what was current and trending, helped develop his own creative process. In the year of 2002 “The birth of Art Gallery Magazine was for me like a postgraduate project, visiting the art galleries and painting all at the same time.”
From 2006 until the present he has continued to pursue his career as an artist painter and has participated with the prestigious Hunting Art Prize of Texas 2007 and 2009. He has also appeared in the 2007 Gala Night at the Museum of Latin American Artists (MOLAA) in the Lawndale Art Center. In 2012, he had a solo show with D.M. Allison at Gallery-Houston’s Gallery Row on Colquitt St. Most recently, he participated with “Latino Art Now 2019” with CAM Fort Bend Museum.
Today he is a very active painter in his studio, Friends and family use to call him, “Virtuoso at juggling style”