Joe BASTIDA Rodriguez

(408) 646-8737




M.F.A. Spacial Arts, San Jose State University, CA; 1997;

Advanced Studio, University of Houston, 1974-75;

Bachelor of Arts, Dominican College; Houston, TX, 1973;

Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Liturgical Arts; and

Special Studies, Ceramics, Sesto Florentino and Life Drawing, Florence, Italy (1971-72).



“Landscape By Daylight”, Gallery 2905, San Jose, CA, July 2014.

“Arte Tejano”:  Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, September 1988; Resource Center for the Arts, El Paso, 1987; and Galeria Chaparral, Corpus Christi, 1986.

“Watercolors and Drawings”, Harding Mott University Gallery, University of Michigan at Flint, January 1981; First Union Bank Gallery, Columbia Plaza, Washington D.C. November, 1980, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, April 1979; and Downtown Central Library, September 1973, Houston, TX.



“Jive Java Artist Group”, Citadel Studios Gallery, November 2015, San Jose CA;

“Imminent Terrain”, Citadel Studios Gallery, September 2014, San Jose CA;

“Shelter” WORKS/San Jose and Citadel Studios Gallery, April 2014, San Jose CA;

 “Altars and Offerings for the Days of the Dead”, Oakland Museum of CA, October – November 2003 and 1997;

“Families; rebuilding, reinventing, recreating”, Installation title “In His Name”, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA, November 1996 – January 1997;

“Estrellas, Escaleras y Corazones”, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA, September-October 1996;

“La Voz”, Installation title “In the Name of My Father”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, May-August 1996;

“Ofrendas del Recuerdo”, Installation, Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, November 1995;

“Rooms and Windows for the Dead”, Installation title “Ofredas Unidas”, site specific work at Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, November 1992;

“Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation”, Wight Art Gallery UCLA; Los Angeles, CA, National Tour: National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA and other national and international museums September 1990 – 1993;

“LA Expressions: The Cultural Shift”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, August 1990;

“Selections from Self Help Graphics”, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdale Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, June-July 1990;

“Bastida and Camacho”, Art Gallery, Los Angeles Southwest College, May-June 1990;

“Atelier XV”, Galeria Orta Vez, Self Help Graphics East Los Angeles, CA, April, 1990;

“Homage to Frida Kalo”, The Public Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, October-November 1988;

“New Paintings”, O’Kane Gallery; University of Houston, TX, January 1983;

“Tejano Sculptors”, Oakland Public Library, in conjunction with the 12th International Sculpture Conference, Oakland, CA, September-October 1982;

“Museum of Modern Art Artists Reunion Exhibit, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX May-June 1982;

Bienal Del Grabado Latino-Americano, Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, San Juan, PR, May 1981;

“Artist Self Portraits”, Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, CA, September-October 1980;

“Hispanic III”, Department of Education, Washington, D.C., September 1980;

“Ancient Roots/New Visions”National Tour organized by Fondo Del Sol, 1978-79 Washington, D.C.: Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, May-June 1979, & Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas September-October 1978;

Colorado Spring Fine Art Center, Colorado Spring, Colorado, October-November 1978;  February-March 1979; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, May-June 1979; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, August-October 1979;

“Fire, 100 Texas Artists”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, March-April 1979;

“Dale Gas”, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX, August-September 1977;

“Tejano Artists” State Tour: El Paso Chamezal Memorial, El Paso, December 1976; El Convento Cultural Center, Mission, November 1976 Texas Institute of Culture, San Antonio, October, 1976; Houston Power and Light Company Lobby, Houston, TX September 1976; and

“Studio Works”, Dominican Institute of the Arts, Florence, Italy, April 1972.




Artweek, Reviews, “Families. . .”, by Casey Fitz Simons, CA, February 1997, pg. 20; 

Metro, “Visual Voices”, San Jose, CA, June 27, 1996, pgs 33;

Mercury News, “Exhibit explores universality of death”, San Jose, CA, November 18, 1992, pgs 1-2 East;

The Monitor; “Artist in Residence at Work in McAllen”,

McAllen, Texas, Sunday, December 17, 1978, pg 6K;

The Houston Chronicle; “Chicano artist Rodriguez”, Houston, TX, Saturday, September 16, 1978, Section 2, pg 13;

Art in America; Review “Tejano Artists”, New York, NY, May – June 1977, pg 121;

The El Paso Journal; “Tejano Artists Brighten Up Chamizal Theater”, El Paso, TX, January 5, 1977, front page;

Houston Chronicle; “Tejano artist fight for Latino identity”, Houston, TX, August 21, 1976;

Artes Visuales; June 1981, no. 29, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, pg. 61;

Revista Chicano-Riquena; June 1980, no.3, University of Houston Press, pgs. 83-84;

Contemporary Arts Museum “Fire” catalog; April 1979;

Revista Chicano-Riquena; Spring 1979, no.2, Indiana University Northwest, pg. 29;

Racices Antiques/Visones Nuevas; catalog, Library of

Congress, card no. 77-78092, Second Edition, 1978-79; and

Who’s Who in American Art, 1975-79



Arts Advisory Committee, Explortorium, San Francisco, CA 1997-2001;

Arts Advisory Committee, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA 1998- 2000;

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Artist Panelists and Consultant, 1978 – 1992.

Hispanic American Task Force on the Arts; NEA, 1978;

Task Force on Community Arts; NEA/Appointment, 1978; and

Cultural Arts Council of Houston, TX, Board member, 1977-78.



The Atelier Program, Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, 1990;

Commissioned Edition Print: “LA Expressions: The Cultural Shift”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA, August 1990, Los Angeles, CA 1990;

Recipient of the Eugene Kormendy Award for sculpture presented by the Paul VI Institute for the Arts of Washington, D.C. 1983;

Artist in Residence, City of McAllen, Texas, Commission on the Arts, 1978;

Fellowship, Alpha-Rota, Dominican Institute for the Arts, Florence, Italy, 1971-72; and

Michelangelo Award for “Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Art”, presented by

 The Art Department, Dominican College, 1971.