"No matter what you do in this world, your body is still a temple."
Isis uses cartoons as symbols to paint an intimate mythology based on her personal experiences with exotic dancers.
MY LIFE AS A COMIC STRIPPER 1997
"Exotic dancing is not a moral issue. It's a labor issue."
Isis' controversial solo show "My Life as a Comic Stripper" debuted in 1997 at the Galería de la Raza, earning her praise, threats, and a critique in Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie Smith’s Women and Art: Contested Territory. Her early work focused on labor activism. Using the cartoon to de-mystify the sex industry, her works are satirical commentary on the rewards and consequences of exotic dancers in San Francisco’s entertainment district. Is it freedom of expression or exploitation?
© 2016 by Isis Rodríguez