Featured Artist: Gerardo Rodriguez
GERARDO RODRÍGUEZ was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in south Austin for ten years. Known for his weird-but-friendly monsters, trippy landscapes, crisp line work, and bold, even colors, his art is informed by his graphic design and film background and inspired by his childhood drawings. Gerardo likes to challenge himself by experimenting with new styles and creating new series of monster characters while maintaining the iconic monster look that he has become known and loved for around Austin!
Featured Artist: Zuzu
Zuzu is a contemporary mixed-media artist and muralist recognized for vibrant color design and positive messaging. Originally from San Diego, CA, but now living in Austin, she is fueled by the graffiti and skate culture in the early 2000’s and began experimenting with large-scale public art in 2008.
After graduating in 2010 from the Creating Advertising Program at the University of Texas at Austin, she continued her dream of being a full-time visual artist. Since then, she has combined her love of art, business, and design, working with brands like Rolling Stone, Neiman Marcus, MLB, Budweiser, Facebook, Red Bull, Lexus, and Fender.
Zuzu was named ‘Austin’s Best Muralist’ by the Austin Chronicle in 2021 and a member of the Board of Directors for the HOPE Campaign, a nonprofit supporting visual artists and musicians.