Julio Rodriguez is a visual artist whose paintings are the result of an urban experience. Using photographs he takes from daily explorations of the landscape, he makes paintings that are formed from the structures, textures, and colors of the city. His work uses these elements as a visual vocabulary to engage in a dialogue about emotion and identity. Rodriguez received his BA in Studio Art/ Art History at San Francisco State University. When not at work he can most likely be found biking throughout the Bay Area, consuming and digesting the visual landscape in order to produce translations of the spaces around.