Maria Christina Rodriguez is a mixed media multi disciplinary artist whose Filipina heritage and nineteen years in NYC inform her eclectic practice. She likens her artistic multiplicity to halo-halo, a popular Filipino dessert that pulls together illogically complimentary ingredients into unexpected harmony.

Chris Rodriguez (She/ They)

Multidisciplinary Artist

SoMad Director of Art

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3rd Floor Pop Up


From illustration, to painting, prop fabrication, set design, and candle making, Chris embodies experimentation across her practice. Starting with her jewelry line Arms and Armory that launched at Misshapes and was featured in Heatherette’s FW 2006 show in Bryant Park, Chris began her creative career as creative director of Screaming Mimi’s and a founder of downtown party Six Six Sick where nightlife culture intertwined with creative community.

As Director of Art at SoMad, Chris is concept lead on programs across the arts.