Norys Rodriguez

Curriculum Vitae


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2015-2011         M.F.A. Fine Art Photography, Academy of Art San Francisco, CA

2006-2001         B.A. Theatre - Sacred Heart University, Cum Laude, San Juan, PR                                                                  

1998-01            Art Education (75 credits)- Fine Art University (Escuela de Artes Plásticas), San Juan, PR

1996-98            A.B. (Associate of Biology) - University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón, PR


Professional Experience 

2002-Present    Photographer and Fine Art Artist, Fine art photography & artworks. Also specialized in Portraits, Commercial Photography (editorial, food & product  

                       photography) and Graphics Arts. Also mixed mediums fine art, paintings and alternative printings. Austin TX                        

2014                J & C Photography, Inc. (ATX Sports Photography), Photographer Assistance, Austin TX                       

2012                Life Touch Studio Photography, Photographer.  Portraits/schools photography. Austin TX     

1998-2008        Theatrical production (Paredes Productions, Ateneo Puertorriqueño & Independent producers), Photographer, Advertising Designs, Lightning & Set designs,

                       Stage Manager. Also: Actress, Director, and Assistant to Director. Island wide, Puerto Rico       

2007-2008        Coribantes Theatre, Ticketing and Library / Lightning Technical, Ticket seller and tally of accounts. Hato Rey, PR

2006                Alberic Colon Auto Sales, Internet Maintenance / Photographer, Graphics arts. Web page art design and maintenance. Ave. Kennedy, PR

1999-2000        Televisentro PR (Broad Casting), Set design artist / Painting, craft and props. Guaynabo, PR


Teaching Experience

Aug 2017-Present  AISD, Rosedale School/Go Project, Assitant Teacher Especial ED. Austin, TX

Feb-May-2017   AISD, JJ Pickle Early Collage Prep Elementary, Assitant Teacher Especial ED/Life Skills. Austin, TX

Mar-Oct 2016    Prodigy Child Development Center, Assistant Teacher, Pre-K. Austin, TX

2005-2008        Pure Sound Studio Academy, Professor-Musical Scenic Dramatic Arts / Corporal expression,

                       diction and acting. Bayamon, PR           

1996-1998        Arts & Culture Summer Camp, Arts Teacher and Team Leader, Guaynabo PR


Related Experience

2014                JJ Pickle Early College Prep Elementary, Artist Talk: "my artwork and the art of photomontage". Austin, TX             

2006-2008        Private lessons & workshops for adults, digital photography and digital manipulation. Online.

2004                Conference & workshop of Theatrical Arts, (The Specialized Community School of Central Visuals Arts, Santurce PR)

2002                Theatrical workshop for young adults SER de Puerto Rico (Society of Education & Rehabilitation of PR), School Lcdo. Guillermo Atiles Morea


Technical Skills 

Adobe Photoshop CS5-CS6

Camera Raw

Adobe Lightroom 3-4

Studio Lighting

Digital Manipulation & Composition

Digital Restorations and Retouching

Microsoft Word & PowerPoint

Painter, Craft Maker, Mixed Medium Artist & Alternative Printing

Stage & Lighting Designer

Languages: English & Spanish


Group Exhibitions

May, 2018 - present       2018 “DREAM STATE” online photography exhibit with the Photography Center of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Art Center. "Puerto Rico Tsunami  

                                   Zone" and "Room Underwater" from series: The Life Of My Unconscious Mind artwork selected to be part of the 2018 “DREAM STATE” online

                                   photography exhibit. Link:!pf178302

May 12 – 16, 2018         2017 TIFA winner (Tokyo International Foto Award), series of Photomontage “The Life of My Unconscious Mind”. Exhibition show award at CA  

                                   Gallery in Tokyo. CA Galery ICA3 Bldg E 2F 3 Chome-4-6 Higashinihonbashi, Chūō, Tokyo,103-0004 Japan.

May 3 – June 4, 2016     NVAL 2016 International Juried Photography Show, juror, Jack Fulton, Accepted work: Mixed-Medium Encaustic: “Buried Alive” from  

                                        series: The Life Of My Unconscious Mind. Carter House Gallery, Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003.

Sep. 21- Nov. 25, 2012   Elements of Death, Installation: “Introverse Nostalgia Boricua”, Mexic-Arte Museum Austin TX

Feb, 2008                      Surrealist Exhibition, series of photomontages “Onirico”, Santurce PR



2016             Austin Culture Map (online magazine), Article: North Lamar's best-kept secrets introduces Austin to Puerto Rican comfort food, by Veronica Meewes,    

                    1.26.16|1:05pm. Austin TX

2012             QPOCALYPTIC 2012 calendar, for: ALLGO (a statewide non-profit queer people of color organization). Austin TX


Selected Workshops

2010             Photoshop for Photographers - Kelbyone Training Live Adobe Photoshop CS5 Seminar Tours,

                    by: Matt Kloskowski, at: The Austin Business Center, Austin TX

2008             Photoshop - Sacred Heart University, PR  

2007             How to build magazines, newspapers and books - Sacred Heart University, PR

2006             Digital Photography - The Perfect Picture School of Photography, Online Course, by: Jeff Wignall

2004             Basic Acting, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, by Edgard Quiles, Old San Juan PR

2002-03        Musical Theater, Imperial Music Studio, by: Gil Rene Rodriguez, Santurce PR

2001-02        Dramatic Arts, Imperial Music Studios, by: Gladis Rodriguez, Santurce PR

2001             Acting for Movies and TV, Café Teatro Desperon, by: Teofilo Torres, Santurce PR

2000             Street Theater, Café Teatro Desperon, by: Moncho Conde, Santurce PR



2006             Graduated as an Honor Student at Sacred Heart University / Cum Laude, PR

2006             Walgreens XVII Photo marathon/Honorific Mention, the Ponce Museum of Arts PR          

2004             International Universities Theatre Festival 

2004             Literary Contest / Third place in poetry, Sacred Heart University, PR 

2003             Second Theatre Festival Desperon / Best Director                                          

2002             First Theatre Festival Desperon / Best Screenplay & Best Stage Design        



2012-Present   Professional Photographers of America: PPA

2007-08          Actors Association of PR (Colegio de Actores de PR)

2005               Honor Society, Sacred Heart University, PR                  

1997               Natural Science Association, CUTB University of PR

1997               The English Club, CUTB University of PR










*References and/or Portfolio available on request