Joseph Lazaro Rodriguez is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Philadelphia. He uses his personal experiences to create paintings, drawings, sculptures, and large scale multi-channel video installations. He has exhibited his work at Wassaic Project in Wassaic, New York; Anna Zorina Gallery in New York, New York; Works on Paper Fine Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and various other venues in the United States. He studied Fine Arts at Pratt Institute and attained an MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in 2019. He has worked as a critical care nurse in large urban hospitals focusing on cardiothoracic and heart transplant surgery populations in tandem with his artistic studio practice before retiring in 2017.