Cristina Lei Rodriguez was the Elevate inaugural artist. The objects Rodriguez creates are abstract sculptures, made from common materials that are given a new intangible life. Her work is organic and minimalist, yet finished in a pristine and polished manner; echoing the tension between the natural and the artificial. Gold Mine is experiential, producing sensations of movement through sloping passageways of excavated earth.
About Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Cristina Lei Rodriguez (b. Miami, 1974) lives and works in Miami, FL. She received her BA from Middlebury College in 1996, and MFA from California College of Art in 2002. Her art has been exhibited internationally at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (Oslo), Serpentine Gallery (London), Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris, Miami), Team Gallery and Deitch Projects (both New York). Her work has been reviewed by Modern Painters, The New York Times, Financial Times, Wallpaper, The New Yorker and Arte al Día International. In Miami, Rodriguez’s work is included in the permanent collections of PAMM, de la Cruz Collection, Bass Museum of Art, and the Rubell Family Collection