Juan Alonso-Rodríguez
(Cuban, born 1956)

Self-taught artist Juan Alonso-Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida with his aunt and uncle in 1966. Based in Seattle, Washington, Alonso-Rodriquez creates paintings, drawings, and sculptures in studio and for public spaces. He notes "As a believer that art has the ability and artists the responsibility to inspire social well-being, I welcome balance between the introspection necessary to formulate ideas in the solitude of the studio and the gift of sharing some of the benefits with society."