Laura Vazquez Rodriguez was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in the predominantly Mexican Community of Pico Rivera. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in illustration, from the California State University of Long Beach. Laura’s artwork focuses on her spirituality, love of motherhood and the importance of child development. Laura's art has been showcased on book covers, educational posters, three documentaries and several periodicals. She has created art for CABE (The California Association of Bilingual Educators) and AMAE (The Association of Mexican American Educators). Among other places Laura has exhibited artwork at Self Help Graphics, UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona, The University of Arizona, Santa Paula’s California Oil Museum, Whittier College, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Gallery ChimMaya, and Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles.
Laura is a resident artist at Casita del Pueblo in Whittier, California. Her most recent works include a logo for the city of Los Angeles and the cover art for Roberto Rodriguez’s book Our Sacred Maiz is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas.