Lordy Rodriguez was born in 1976, the Philippines, raised in Louisiana and Texas, and currently lives in Hayward, CA. He obtained his B.F.A. degree from School of Visual Arts, New York and his MFA at Stanford University. For several years he has been working on a series of ink drawings that reinterpret the United States of America as delineated by geographic, civic and state boundaries. These handmade maps, drawn in fine Technicolor detail, represent his take on the ideal reconfiguration of our country. His recent exhibitions include “Surface Depths”, Nevada Art Museum (2009), “States of America”, Austin Museum of Art (2009), “Optimism in the Age of Global War”, 10th Annual Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, (2007), “The California Biennial”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2006), “Perspectives”, 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2004), “Dessins et des autres”, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (2004).