Ricardo Rodríguez was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he studied art at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2010 Rodríguez earned his Master of Fine Arts at Brooks in Santa Barbara, California.
Rodríguez utilizes photography, installation, sculpture, and video to explore different ways to approach reality. Since the beginning of his career, he has been interested in creating conceptual work with a particular focus in blurring the line between reality and representation. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California and he has exhibited nationally and internationally.
In addition to creating artworks, Rodríguez is an educator and curator. As a curator, Rodriguez directed the Tool Room Gallery for four years, and was a board member of Bell Arts Factory. Recently, Rodriguez received the Curators Lab grant from Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California. As an educator, he taught photography for three years at Ventura College in Ventura, California. Currently, Rodríguez lives in Los Angeles, California and teaches at Glendale City College and Flintridge Preparatory School.