Isis Rodriguez

Isis Rodriguez is a cartoon artist who’s paintings reflect contemporary Latina issues in sexuality, culture, and spirituality. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964 and has been drawing cartoons ever since she was a little girl, copying Hannah-Barbera cartoons by hand. She consders this her first lesson in anatomy. As an adult, she attended the University of Kansas and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 1988. A year later, she moved to San Francisco to pursue her career as a cartoon artist and exhibited her first solo show called “My Life as a Comic Stripper”, at the Galeria de la Raza, a satirical series of cartoon paintings depicting the rewards and consequences of exotic dancing. From 1999 to 2000, she studied animation under the direction of Walt Disney animators from the Associates of the Arts in Sherman Oaks, California and Marty McNamara, DeAnza College, San Jose, CA. Isis was awarded the Individual San Francisco Arts Commission Grant in 2003 to produce her first animation short called “The Re Awakening”, a coming of age story of the Quincenera, and in 2006 won The Media Arts Award for best animation in San Jose, CA.




Ninaji (2013)