EDEL RODRIGUEZ was born in 1971 in Havana Cuba. He received a B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1998. He is the recipient of both a Gold and a Silver Medal for editorial illustration from the Society of Illustrators. His work has been featured on the covers of Time the New Yorker and Der Spiegel; other clients include MTV Pepsi U.S. Postal Service Nike Rolling Stone GQ Playboy Reader's Digest National Geographic Traveler the New York Times New York Magazine the Wall Street Journal Esquire Conde Naste Traveler the Washington Post and the Losa Angeles Times. Edel's artwork is in the collections of numerous institutions including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. as well as in many private collections.