Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Photography in Art Department at the California State University. He has shown recently at Bert Green Fine Art Gallery (2019), Alphawood Foundation (2017), DePaul Art Museum (2017), Hyde Park Art Center (2017), The Arts Incubator Space (2017) and Gene Siskel Film Center (2016).
In 2012 Rodriguez curated "The Great Refusal¨ a citywide series of exhibitions and events dealing with queer identities in Chicago. Rodriguez also taught for 6 years (till 2016) at Urban Gateways, a non profit dedicated to providing art education in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that do not necessarily have resources for such. He has worked within CPS and other art nonprofits for more than fifteen years.
Image: Oli Rodriguez, The Markings Project series, 2014, photograph and video installations displaying markings of routine and ritual moving through sexualized mundane arrangements.
(Updated in 2022)