Jessie Rodriguez

Handmade Stop Motion Animations made with Linocut Prints
Other art duties as inspired.

About

Jessie Rodriguez is an artist and animator based in Denver, Colorado. Her stop motion animations are created from linocut printmaking. The techniques used to make these films involve creating every visual element from scratch. Characters, textures, background and text are made by hand carving each piece out of linoleum, hand printing it onto paper and then cutting it out, arranging and shooting it frame by frame. She finds inspiration in being able to bring her ideas to life through small scale filmmaking. By working in such a hands-on way she is able to run her own home film studio that allows her to have complete creative control over her work, while pushing her to be inventive and resourceful.Rodriguez is inspired to create by lived experiences and uses her artwork to tell stories to the viewer. They are often playful, but her work also explores themes such as insomnia, hoarding, grief and loss. She is inspired by women filmmakers who have found creative ways to make their work using animation and film, such as Lotte Reiniger, who made her films entirely with shadow art and cut paper.She holds a BFA degree from the University of Colorado, studied art at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas (UNAM) in Mexico City and attended the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. Rodriguez has been a Featured artist with Voyage Magazine and Not Real Art. She's exhibited her artwork and films throughout Colorado to include; Sideshow Studios, Raices Gallery, the Denver Digerati Animation Festival, Optica Lingua Studio and Longmont Out Loud. She holds a studio space at Real Eyes Studio, a part of the Artists on Santa Fe.

Animating a single frame for the Mermaid's Dressing Room

The artist not hard at work.

The artist not hard at work

Stop Motion Animations

the Magic Jellyfish, 2024
Abandonment, 2024
the Satellite, 2023
Mermaid's Dressing Room, 2023
Abrupt Knife, 2022
Other Shorts, 2019-2021
Crane Builds a Nest, Siempre en mi Corazon, Fish Dream, Rainbow Bird

Screenings & Shows

The artist not hard at work.

the Magic Jellyfish selected animation for the Dream Animation Fest, Screened at 1399 Live Art room, Lisbon Portugal. May, 2024

The artist not hard at work.

Abandonment screened the month of March, 2024. Projected on the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver as a part of Night Lights Denver. March, 2024

the Satellite

The Satellite, a stop motion music video collaboration with Synth Monster premiered at Real Eyes Studios, Denver. August, 2023

Mermaid's Dressing Room

the Mermaid's Dressing Room screened on the LED screen of 17th & Arapahoe as part of the Denver Digirati Emergent Media Festival. July, 2023.
It also played at Sideshow Studios where it was shown in a Peepshow Box. October, 2022.

Abrupt Knife

Abrupt Knife premiere at Optica Lingua Studio for the Reconnection Exhibit, Denver. March, 2022

Mermaid's Dressing Room, The Satellite & Abrupt Knife screened with Longmont Out Loud at the Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium. December, 2023

Still Images & Prints shown at Raices, Denver. August, 2023

Prints shown at Valkyrie Gallery, Denver for the Chinese New Year Show. February 2023 & 2024

Album cover design for Molly Growler, 2021

Molly Growler Album Cover

Individual Linocut Prints, 2019-2023

"the Raven" linocut
"Conspiracy Cat" linocut print
"the Owl of Minerva" linocut
"the Owl of Minerva" linocut

Connect

If you are in Denver, visit me at Real Eyes Studios, open most First Friday Denver Art Walks, from 6-10 pm at 747 Santa Fe Street, suite A. Located above the Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, upstairs through the purple door.Send a message if seeking commissions, collaborations or other questions. Thank you for visiting!

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