(Cuban, born 1956)
Based in Seattle, Washington, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez creates paintings, drawings, and sculptures in his studio and for public spaces. He notes "As a believer that art has the ability and artists the responsibility to inspire social well-being, I welcome balance between the introspection necessary to formulate ideas in the solitude of the studio and the gift of sharing some of the benefits with society."
Alonso-Rodríguez was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida with his aunt and uncle in 1966. He is a self-taught artist. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 2019, awarded by Governor Jay Inslee.