Born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Rudy Gutierrez received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
After graduating, he made a career for himself in the art world of New York City, where he has worked for more than 20 years. His art has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Ms. Magazine, as well as on the cover of recording artist Carlos Santana’s multi-platinum album Shaman.
Influenced by indigenous cultures and his Puerto Rican heritage, Gutierrez incorporates the rhythm of urban life in his art.
His work has been exhibited internationally at shows driven by social causes, one of which benefited the victims of 9/11.