Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

(Cuban, born 1956)

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 at age ten. He was based in Seattle for forty years, from 1982 to 2022. He is an activist for social justice and inclusion in the arts. In 2019, he was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 2019. He served on the Seattle Arts Commission and the Seattle Public Art Advisory Committee.