GLYPHTOONS 2000-2006

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"No matter what you do in this world, your body is still a temple."

Isis Rodriguez

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

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"Exotic dancing is not a moral issue. It's a labor issue."

Isis Rodriguez

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

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EARLY ARTWORK

 ISIS RODRÍGUEZ