Eliana Rodriguez was born in New York in 1996 and grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Rodriguez is a recent graduate from Appalachian State University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Printmaking and a minor in Dance Studies. Upon her 2018 graduation, Rodriguez worked as a Summer Resident at Odyssey Clay Works in Asheville, NC where she now resides. Rodriguez is currently a Lead Instructor at the Roots + Wings School for Art and Design and serves as the Student Representative on the board for the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference.
Rodriguez has been awarded with an Honorable Mention award in a 2016 Fine Arts Festival, and has won first place in the Relief category of the 2016 New Impressions Printmaking Competition. In this stage of her art career, Rodriguez she is exploring the use of Printmaking and Ceramics to discuss social justice topics, self-care and Rodriguez’s exploration of her ethnic heritage.
WHY ELIANA JOINED THE SPEEDBALL DEMO ARTIST PROGRAM
Ever since my first printmaking class and my introduction to Speedball through their New Impressions Printmaking Competition, this company has been very near and dear to my heart. I stand behind not just the quality of Speedball products but also the values that this company has.
AVAILABLE DEMONSTRATION FORMATS
Tabletop / Open to Public Events
- Relief Printing
- Screen Printing
Akua Intaglio Inks- Akua Intaglio Inks are a busy printmaker’s dream come true. These inks, which come in a variety of vibrant colors, make it easy to come and go in the studio because they can be left out on printmaking plates without drying. They also save one a lot cleaning time by being soy-based and only requiring soap and water for cleanup.
Speedball Screen Printing Transparent Base- I ALWAYS keep a gallon bucket of this product because of how versatile and effective it is. The visual effect of layering semi-transparent inks on top of one another in a print is absolutely stunning. This products also works well to help re-hydrate some older inks.
Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Inks- An absolute must! I don’t trust any other product for my fabric and paper screen printing needs