Mayela Rodriguez is a practicing artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Santa Barbara California in 1993, Rodriguez was exposed to art at a young age. In 2011, Rodriguez moved to the Bay to pursue a degree in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. It was during her four years at UC Berkeley that Rodriguez was able to develop her voice as a visual artist. Through the use of sculpture, graphic design, and photography, Rodriguez’s current work focuses primarily on themes of gender, race, and the logic of institutionalized structures. During the past four years, her works have been showcased in several group shows around the Bay Area in various galleries, including the Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the Radiance Community Center.