Carlos RM was born in 1981 in Bogota, Colombia. His father, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, is a Civil Engineer. Despite Juan Carlos Rodriguez modest income, he was able to send his three children to Colegio Claustro Moderno a well known private school in the outskirts of Bogotá. There, Carlos had his first art classes and was chosen to paint the backdrops for the school plays. Carlos's childhood was impacted by frequent dreams, hallucinations, and visions which today he recalls with great detail, (he has also documented them in a book of sketches and notes). circa 1989-1990, Carlos and his sister Diana took oil painting classes with artist Maria Elena Gallo. In 1994 at the age of 13, due to the unrest of the drug wars in Colombia, his family relocated to South Florida.
In 1996, The family met spanish artist Miguel Malgaret, who became the mentor of both Carlos and Diana. For the next 7 years, Carlos will paint and freelance at Malgaret's studio and a metal refinishing/restoration company in Miami (Techno Aerospace).
In 2012. Moves to New York City.
2013-2017 Works in NYC as an art handler, currently at Sotheby's.
Since the New York City relocation, Carlos has produce a large body of work with more than 300 works on canvas, on paper and photographs.
In April 2017, Carlos got another space to paint larger scale canvases a studio in Long Island City (Reis Studios) a building that hosts more than 200 established and emerging artist. He keeps an active studio for small scale work at home.
Selected Group Shows
Sotheby's Employee Art Show "In Conversation" New York 2017
Long Island City Open studios Plaxall Gallery New York 2017
Sotheby's Employee Art Show "Art works" New York 2015 and 2016
Castle-Fitzjohns Gallery New York 2014
D'Art Vine Gallery Hollywood Florida 2011-2012
The Art Students League of New York 2013 Class of Robert Cenedella 2013
Satellite Art & Design at Miami Art Space at Art Basel Miami, Florida 2009
Hortt Salon des refuses at Gallery 701 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2003
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square. Delray Beach, Florida 2002
The Society of The Four Arts. Exhibition of American Paintings and Photography West Palm Beach, Florida 2002