Artemio Rodriguez was born in Tacambaro, Michoacan Mexico in 1972. He began by studying agronomy at the Universidad Autonomo Chapingo and was later introduced to art when he apprenticed and learned letterpress printing from Juan Pasco, a master print maker working out of the Taller San Martin pescadoer near Rodriguez’s hometown.

As a print maker who works primarily in black and white, Rodriguez’s signature style emphasizes simplicity and clarity. European medieval woodcuts and the great Mexican print artists such as Jose Guadalupe Posada have been influential in Rodriguez’s print making career. Though comfortable working in a wide variety of artistic media, Rodriguez regards his ten years as a print maker as the beginning of a long quest. His larger goal is to keep exploring and promoting printmaking until he feels he has contributed something important to the medium. He fully expects this to take a lifetime.

Rodriguez’s work has been featured in galleries in the United States and Mexico. He has also illustrated and published several books.  An exceptional value for the collector at this time, prices for Artemio’s signed and numbered prints  begin at only $140.

In 2009, The San Diego Museum of Art acquired several prints by Artemio Rodriguez

including his monumental ( 8 x 12 foot) “Triumph of  Death”

Artemio Rodriguez