Audrey Rodriguez is a fine artist based in Brooklyn, New York, and was born and raised in South Texas. She found her artistic voice after directly witnessing the inhumane treatment of Central American and Mexican immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol officers. At the University of Texas at Brownsville, the thematic focus of her undergraduate art was the depiction of the drug cartel violence raging along the shared border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. She later studied under Jacob Collins at the Grand Central Atelier, where she learned time-honored techniques in painting and drawing. She also studied under the tutelage of Max Ginsburg at the Art Students League and in his personal studio. Her Mexican and Honduran heritage are reflected in her work, as well as her experiences living in a Texas-border town. Lately, her figurative work has focused on the immigrant vendors of New York City, scenes in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico.