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Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez

Hawai’i-based Architect and Conceptual Artist, Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez, merges cutting-edge technology with labor-intensive processes to create evocative, visually appealing, and conceptually rich abstract works. Nature, technology, and architecture are a prevalent subject throughout his sculptures and site-specific installations.

Sheinfeld Rodriguez was born in Caracas,Venezuela, and immigrated to the Big Island of Hawai’i in 2003. The contrasting cultural experiences of living in the chaotic and politically-unstable urban environment of Caracas, in opposition to a nature-oriented lifestyle on Hawai’i Island, has fostered an important impact in the conception of his work. The limitations and challenges of working as an architect in the complex city of Caracas, as well as constructing off-the-grid structures on a 15-acre farm in the mountains of Hawai’i, often called for an innovative use of materials and a deep understanding of these disparate environments.

His works, ranging from large-scale installations to contemporary jewelry, are forged through intense experimentation processes, later undergoing gradual stages of refinement. Unconventional fabrication techniques, ranging from 3D printing to concrete casting, allow him to explore the potential of sculpturally reforming familiar objects, such as wood beams and vacuum formed plastics, into unusual artifacts, producing a new emotional response in the spectator. Pixelated landscapes, biomimetic and tectonic forms are the result of these unorthodox explorations.

Daniel is a self-taught artist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and has extensive experience in the field of construction and industrial design. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Hawai’i and Caracas, and has permanent installations in different areas of Hawai’i Island.

Education 

1999 - 2003

Architecture       

 FAU - UCV, Caracas, VEN

Awards 

2020

2017

The Charles E. Higa Memorial Award

A' Design Award & Competition

Hawai'i, USA

Milan, IT

Exhibitions 

2022

LIMINAL 

2022

Schaefer Portrair Challenge, Juried Exhibition

2021

Hawai'i Craftsmen, State Wide Exhibition

2020

Hawai'i Craftsmen, State Wide Exhibition

2020

REMAINS: Dialectics of Nature and Artifice    

2019

TERRAFORME

2019

BRUHA

2016

IDIOSYNCRATIC FIELDS

2015

2X4X8 A Format Exhibition

2013

Group Exhibition

DTLA, Los Angeles, USA

Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Downtown Art Center, Honolulu, USA

Downtown Art Center, Honolulu, USA

Hawai'i Museum of Contemporary Art, Hawai'i, USA

Hawai'i State Art Museum, Honolulu, USA

Pronoia Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Hawai'i Museum of Contemporary Art, Hawai'i, USA

Donkey Mill Arts Center, Hawai'i, USA

Gallery M3LD, Hawai'i, USA