THE KIWANIS OF LITTLE HAVANA UNVEILS ‘CARNAVAL GIRL’ BY ROY RODRIGUEZ AS OFFICIAL CARNAVAL MIAMI 2023 POSTER
ABOUT ROY RODRIGUEZ
Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy Rodriguez discovered his passion for art at an early age. His
journey originates in Havana, where his creativity transpired alongside the vibrance in
the atmosphere. Painting was his means of expressing his internal, innovative self.
Roy’s character, interests, and vibe, attributed from his Cuban roots, guide him to
passionately project the hedonistic reality of his native island, utilizing vibrant colors,
and exploring the exotic. After he migrated to America at age 18, he continued to
individually practice different techniques and aesthetics, motivated to find which spoke
In 1985, Roy found inspiration residing in Miami.
Migrating to this city full of life, passion, and most importantly, color, was the
expressional outlet Roy was previously missing in Havana.
It wasn’t until he left his prolonged career as a banker where he found his inspiration—
The Muse. He self-discovered the different ways in which he could speak through her
individual expression. He sought to find and create the personality for each piece,
bringing life to each one. While this is merely his artistic ingenuity, we as aesthetes see
it through everything surrounding the distinguished black pearly eyes and crimson
His muse has been exhibited in countless art shows/cultural events, as well as
galleries, television segments, news articles, and magazines.
He currently resides in Doral, Florida, where his work is greatly appreciated throughout
the city with two public murals: “Doralita” (Gallery Plaza, 84th Ave), Ronald Reagan
Doral Senior High School, and other works. In 2021, he was voted as 305 Artist of the
Year at the Beaux Festival of the Arts. Showcasing his work to spread beauty and
culture is an honor for Roy Rodriguez, especially being in the city he loves the most in
the United States, considering the plethora he’s exhibited in.
“Me gusta poder hacer lo que me apasiona, lo que tengo en el corazón y en la
The Official Carnaval Miami Poster
Carnaval Miami is a celebration of tradition and culture branded as the largest Latino festival in the United States. Since 1978, people from all walks of life flock to South Florida to enjoy inimitable music, art and culinary experiences. Created upon special commission by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, the official poster is an annual tradition that visually represents the vivacity of Carnaval Miami. Previous Carnaval Miami poster artists include: Laura Chirino, Victor Garcia, Alejandra Stefania, Atomik, Alexander Mijares, Carlos Navarro, Annie Maxwell, Gilda Sacasas, Lebo, Leonor Murciano, Humberto Benitez and Dania Sierra.