Maria Rodriguez AKA Sparkykneecap is a Mexican-American artist living in Portland, OR. She studied and graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, receiving her BFA in Illustration. Through shape and color she often explores themes of identity, culture, and nostalgia while also creating work that is playful and lighthearted. 


Society of Illustrators Student Competition 2019

“Uncensored Celebration” Lagunitas Portland Community Room 2018

"Latinidades" Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber 2018

"Heartbeat" Land Gallery 2018

 PNCA Illustration Merit Scholarship 2018


She Shreds Magazine

Oregon Humanities Magazine

People’s Food Co-Op




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