Chronology

RODAL Carlos, 1964 –
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

EDUCATION

1992 – 1980 Independent studies of aesthetics, art history and architecture theory with architect and professor Ignacio Díaz–Morales
1988 – 1983 B.F.A. of architecture and urbanism, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, ITESO university, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
1986 – 1983 Painting at Casa de la Cultura Jalisience

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Mr. Rodal’s paintings and sculptures have been internationally exhibited in solo and group shows since 1986. In 1990 he took part in “Parallel Project”, as part of “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” exhibition and other Mexican cultural events at New York City.

In 1991 he was invited to exhibit in “Mito y Magia en América”, the opening of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, together with Jean Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Terry Winters, Daniel Senise, Susan Rothenberg, Germán Venegas among others, where his work is part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

From 1995-1996 participated in the art show “Jalisco Genio y Maestría”, the major exhibition of two centuries of master painters of Jalisco, together with Mexican Muralist painters Dr. Atl and José Clemente Orozco and Mexican School masters such as María Izquierdo, Juan Soriano, Jesus (Chucho) Reyes, Jesus Guerrero Galván, Roberto Montenegro, and contemporary painters such as Javier Arevalo and Gabriel Macotela at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey and Antiguo Colegio de San Idelfonso at Mexico City.

In 1997 he had a solo show, “New Apparitions” with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Ramis Barquet Gallery. He co-founded with the artist Carlos Pez, The Leonard Codex Arts Assemblage in Brooklyn, NY in 1999.

From 2001 to 2008 he was invited to participate in an art worldwide project by TransCultural Exchange and the UNESCO.

Since 2002 he started to build large scale sculptures in steel.

In 2004 he had a solo show “Acción del Polen” in the context of XVIII International Book Fair FIA at Guadalajara, Mexico, with a 2005 he had a solo exhibit “Hibridaciones” at the historic Ex Convento Del Carmen in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In 2005 he took part in the sculpture exhibition “Dimension variable;site fixed” at CAC, Gallery Cambridge Arts Council in Massachusetts, sponsered in part by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.

In 2007, he won the contest “New Life Visual” to exhibit at New Life Shop Gallery & The Wooloo Project Fund at Berlin, Germany.

In 2009, received the commission of ITESO University to build a monumental sculpture for the campus.

In 2009 he had a solo exhibition, “Encanto del Volcán” at the Pinacoteca Universitaria at Colima Mexico.

His work has also been exhibited together with Mexican masters as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Irma Palacios, Francisco Toledo, Sergio Hernández, José Luis Cuevas, Lilia Carrillo, Manuél Felguerez, Roger von Gunten, Rodolfo Morales, Rodolfo Nieto, Miguel y José and Francisco Castro Leñero and together with masters of other countries such as Miquel Barceló, Louis Borgueois, Mimo Palladino, Jorg Immendorff, A.R. Penck, Georg Baselitz, Saint Clair Cemin, Guillermo Kuitka, Segundo Planes, Robert Longo and Julian Schnabel.

CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY

During the 80s he traveled extensively in Europe and during the 90s around the world, studying the art expressions. He keeps studios both in New York City and Guadalajara, Mexico since 1997. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally since 1986.

1997 – present Based between Guadalajara, Mexico and New York City
2001 – 1989 Traveled frequently to Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico and New York City
1997 – 1995 Lived and worked in Chapala Lake, Jalisco, Mexico
1999 Cofounder of The Leonard’s Codex Art Assemblage, LeCAA
1995 Traveled the first time to Oaxaca Mountains, Mexico with the Mazateca ethnic community
1993 – 1992 Lived in Paris and Rome. Journey through India.
1992 Traveled for the first time to Sierra Madre Occidental in Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico with the Huichol ethnic community
1991 Lived and worked in New York City and Paris
1989 – 1991 Had a studio in Comala, Colima and in Guadalaja, Mexico
1988 – 1991 Joins art projects with architect Marco Aldaco
1990 Lived and worked two seasons in Rome, Italy
1987 – 1990 Had a studio at the same building as were his mentor architect Ignacio Díaz-Morales had his studio, in Guadalajara, Mexico
1989 Professional thesis: “Ecological Project for a Resort Complex in Hautulco Bay”, Oaxaca, Mexico
Proposal to restaurateur and renew in art gallery the Ex-convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
1984 – 1988 Frequent visits to Europe: France, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, and Czech Republic
1982 – 1988 Traveled throughout Mexico and studied the manifestations of the popular art, focused on the handcraft and architecture of the Colonial and Pre- Columbian civilizations of Ancient Mesoamerica
1987 Co-founder of a team of young architects (Ars Consortium), to represent Mexico in an international contest of the fifth century of encountering of two worlds. Project: “Restoration and Reintegration of Historic Monuments”, Sevilla, Spain
1983 – 1986 Took classes of portrait and anatomy from painter Ma. Luisa González–Aréchiga
1982 – 1984 Took classes of photography from photographer Mito Covarrubias and painting lessons from artist Lázaro Julián
1984 First trip to Los Angeles, CA
Met poet Elías Nandino and started a friendship. He wrote several poems for his solo exhibition in 1988
1982 Traveled for the first time to New York City and Europe
Met painter and sculptor Juan Soriano and started a friendship
1992 – 1981 Throughout these years, Professor Ignacio Díaz-Morales, architect and urbanist was his mentor and teacher in art history, esthetics, and theory of architecture, Guadalajara, Mexico
1981 Met architect and urbanist Luis Barragán in Mexico City and started a friendship
1981 – 1980 Met Juan Rulfo in Guadalajara, Mexico
1976 Traveled to Mexico City to visit museums
1968 Received his first art classes from his father, who is an architect and his mother who both stimulate him in arts