José Emilio Rodríguez González

José E. Rodríguez is the Manager of the New New Yorkers Program. When nobody is looking, he poses as an artist. His artwork is sculptural in nature but it utilizes a wide range of media to investigate Hindu-Buddhist philosophy and its place in contemporary life.

José has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NY, and a BFA from The Ohio State University. His past lives include being a Librarian for the East Asian Department of the OSU Library, a Research Specialist at Photonica, an Art and Religion Fellow with the Asian Cultural Council—an affiliate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund—and a technology consultant for Lehmann Maupin galleries in Chelsea. He dabbles in Object Oriented Programming, physical computing, Spanish, Korean and Sinhalese.

You can drop him a note at


Arts and Education Space for Immigrant New Yorkers