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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Irene Rodriguez

Home 1447 Jonathan Ave SW County: Stark
North Canton Ohio 44720 United States
Cell Phone: 330-354-3342 Website: Irene Tobias Rodriguez Studio


Irene Tobias Rodriguez was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent her childhood in Wickliffe, Ohio.

She attended Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, graduating in 1964 with a degree in Art Education. She continued with post graduate studies through Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio and the University of California, Berkeley, California.

Irene taught art for many years in the public schools of Jefferson, Mentor, and Middlefield (all in Ohio) In addition, she taught at the Canton Museum of Art and North Canton Public Library. She has taught all ages of children and adults. 

As an artist, Irene works mainly with acrylic paints and art quilts covering various subjects. She has worked with a variety of media in her creative endeavors. She has won numerous awards for her artwork.

Artist Statement

Having taught art for many years to all ages, my art experience covers a variety of media and techniques. I am constantly experimenting with ideas and materials. When something catches my eye or an idea pops into my head, it goes into my brain, mixes with my creativity and comes out as a work of art.

I specialize in acrylic painting and paint a variety of subjects including flowers, animals, still life, landscape, and maritime. Most of my work is representational although I sometimes work with abstracts. I have also developed a technique I call “Puzzle Paintings” in which I cut a board into puzzle type pieces, paint each of these segments individually, them put them back together to create the completed, slightly distorted looking work.

My artwork includes watercolors, original art quilts, block prints, scratch art, digital paintings, photographs, ink drawings, gourd art, and various three dimensional art including hand felted wool head figures.


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