Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera
artist, designer, educator

Passionate about food, lover of ephemeral objects, gradients and anything deemed as kitsch.

Juan Carlos was born and raised in the smallest town of Puerto Rico.

Their practice aims to imagine alternate worlds created through, and by, the combination of graphic design, painting, and installations.

The ongoing research that informs my work is the study of decoloniality, pedagogy, design and non-western methodologies.

Juan Carlos holds an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in NY and obtained a BFA from Miami International University of Art & Design.

Throughout his career, Juan Carlos has participated in many exhibitions, conferences and fellowships; including the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA and the Dialogo Global: Decolonizing Knowledge and Power School in Barcelona.