Isis Rodriguez is a second generation Mid-Western Latina who grew up in Topeka, Kansas and received her first lessons in art from copying Hannah-Barbera cartoons by hand. She attended the University of Kansas where she received her BFA in Painting in 1988.
Two years later, she moved to San Francisco to pursue her cartoon inspired artwork using various art forms: murals, paintings, silk screens, graffiti, flyers, and posters. Isis worked on murals for the Clarion Alley Mural Project in San Francisco from 1993 to 2002 and as a result, she emerged as one of the artists from an ad hoc artistic movement known as "The Mission school", that included painters like Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Rigo, Carolyn Castano, and Aarron Noble.
Since then, she has had numerous art exhibits throughout California, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, and The McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, to name a few. Her artwork has been critiqued and published in several books, such as Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie Smith's "Women and Art: Contested Territory", "Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious: 20th Century Women Artists" and magazines such as LowRider Arte, Aztlan, Punk Planet, Juxtapoz and Mix Magazine.
In 2003, Isis completed her first public art commission of designing cartoon mosaics for "Parque Ninos Unidos" at 23rd and Treat, San Francisco and received the Norcal Sanitary Fill Artist in Residency Program, San Francisco.
Currently, Isis is working on an animation short entitled "The Re Awakening" funded by the Individual Arts Commission Grant.