CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Rodal Carlos, 1964

Painter and sculptor

2010–present

  • Annual visits and artistic presence in Holland, Paris and New York City

1999–present

  • Co-founder of the artistic collective, Leonard Codex Art Assemblage, Brooklyn, NY

2004

  • First large scale sculptures in steel

2001–1989

  • Resides and travels between the cities: Guadalajara, Monterrey, Comala, Mexico City and New York City

1998–2018

  • Maintains and alternates studios both in New York City and Guadalajara, Mexico

1998

  • Establishes a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

1997–1995

  • Lives and works in his studio of Chapala Lake. Jalisco.

1995

  • Travels to the Sierra Madre Oriental in the Mexican state of Oaxaca

1993-1994

  • Seasonal residences in Los Angeles, CA

1994–1989

  • Alternates between Guadalajara, Monterrey and Comala in Colima state, Mexico

1993–1990

  • Keeps studios both in Comala, Colima and in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

1993–1992

  • Seasons in Paris, France and Los Angeles CA

1992

  • Travels to the Sierra Madre Occidental in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.
  • Travels through India.
  • Residence in Rome, Italy

1991-1989

  • Seasons in New York City

1991-1988

  • Joins with architect Marco Aldaco on the coastlines of Mexico for art projects

1991

  • Meets and starts a professional friendship with painter Javier Fernández in Colima

1992-1984

  • Independent studies of aesthetics, art history and architecture theory, with his mentor the architect and professor Ignacio Díaz-Morales, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1992

  • A season in Rome, Italy.

1990-1987

  • Establish studio-workshop in the office building of his mentor, architect Ignacio Díaz-Morales in Guadalajara, Mexico

1990

  • Meetings with 1990 Nobel Prize, poet and essayist Octavio Paz, in New York City

1990

  • Travels for the second time to Oaxaca state and its archaeological zones

1988

  • Invitation of the Departmento of Bellas Artes de Jalisco for proposal for restoration and renovation for art galleries of the Ex Convento del Carmen, 17th century, in Guadalajara.
    The architect and  restaurateur Gonzalo Villa Chávez is his advisor in this project as well as others

1988-1979

  • Travels through Mexican territory, studying popular architecture, folk art, ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, colonial and modern Mexican art

1987

  • Founder of (Ars Consortium) a team of young architects, to represent Mexico in the international contest of the fifth century of encountering of two worlds. Project: Restoration and Reintegration of Historic Monuments, Sevilla, Spain

1986–1983

  • Takes classes of Portrait and Anatomy from painter Ma. Luisa González–Aréchiga.

1984

  • Meets in Prague the writer Sergio Pitol with whom establishes friendship
  • First travel to Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA
  • Travels for the first time to Los Angeles, CA
  • First travel to the city of Athens and the archaeological zones of Greece

1984–1982

  • Takes classes of Photography from photographer Mito Covarrubias
  • Takes classes of painting with the architect and visual artist Lázaro Julián

1984–1982

  • Travels extensively through Europe studying its art history, architecture and culture.

1984–1997

  • Meets poet Elías Nandino and started a friendship. He wrote several poems for his solo exhibitions in 1988.

1984–1997

  • Meets poet Elías Nandino and started a friendship. He wrote several poems for his solo exhibitions in 1988.

1982–1997

  • Establish studio-workshop in his father’s office and works with him in the construction of houses and buildings

1982

  • Travels for the first time to New York City and Europe.

1982

  • First travel to Athens and the archaeological zones of Greece
  • Meets architect and urban sculptor Fernando González Gortázar
  • Meets and establishes friendship with the poet Jorge Esquinca, who has written poems and essays for his expositions and publications.

1982–2006

  • Meets painter and sculptor Juan Soriano and starts a friendship.

1981–1987

  • Meets architect and urban planner Luis Barragán in Mexico City and starts a friendship.

1981–1980

  • Meets Juan Rulfo in Guadalajara, Mexico.

1979–1981

  • Travels to the southeast of Mexico and to the Mayan archaeological zones

1976

  • Travels to Mexico City, to visit its museums and the archaeological zone of Teotihuacan

1968

  • Receives his first art classes from his father, who is an architect and his mother, who both stimulate him in arts.

Translated by Enrique Moreno

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