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"Entrada" watercolor on paper by Rolando Siguenza

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0189

Scope and Contents

This painting was purchased after being shown in the Arte del Corazon exhibition at the Dyer Arts Center, which closed on 16 December 2017 (


  • Creation: 2006

Biographical Information for Rolando Siguenza

"Rolando Sigüenza was born in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico on July 17th, 1972. Lost his hearing when only seven months old due to a medicine prescribed by a local doctor, such unfortunate event changed his way and approach to a world surrounded by sound and nowadays urban noise. Inspired by the necessity of communication and relate to others, his parents decided to moved and got him to a school for the hearing impaired in Mexico City, there he learned to use his voice. Charisma and a spiritual halo embrace his charming personality and its perfectly portrayed and achieved in all his artworks. Rolando's work has been a reference for innocence, joy and respect for life, in many occasions angels become muses fulfilling and accomplishing their messages to a mundane scenario. According to art experts, collectors and professional art critiques he is framed into the folkloric art movement strongly developed by recognized artists in Oaxaca. Rodolfo Morales has a great influence and for many reasons his main impronta, aire motioned women, men, children and dogs, not so far from Chagallþs surrealism, gather in an Mexican rich cultured rural town.​ Frontiers, boundaries, humiliation, mockery and ignorance transformed into challenges to win a place to dignify a person`s hearing disability, being deaf has nothing to do to depend on the hands of peoples mercy. It's his positive and cherished attitude that brings generosity to all of his thoughts, words and actions.."--From Artwalk Ventura Eye website; viewed February 20, 2018


1 Item(s) ; 41 x 32 cm


Spanish; Castilian


The collection contains one watercolor painting by Deaf Latinx artist Rolando Siguenza. The painting depicts six young men with angels' wings with a yellow background foregrounded by a wrought iron gate. At lower right, another young male in profile with wings looks on.


Collection is made up of one item.

Physical Location

Reading Room Poster Drawer: 17

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Joan Naturale, NTID librarian for The Wallace Library. Accession number(s): 2018:014


41 x 32 cm watercolor on paper, unframed

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in March 2018.

"Entrada" watercolor on paper by Rolando Siguenza
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archives
Ella von Holtum
21 March 2018
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Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA