(b. 1982) Omar was born in Scranton Pennsylvania. Raised by spiritual and supportive parents, Omar drew on positive life experiences to shape his work. The truth and honesty he strives to achieve in his work has captured the attention of many art lovers. Many awards and accolades reinforce his success within prestigious national competitions like the Art Renewal Center's Scholarship Competition, International Salon, and the F&W publication, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing. Omar exhibits regularly on a national scale and has already participated in several key showcases. As Mr. Rodriguez continues to pursue his personal aesthetic goals, he looks forward to contributing to the efforts of the Ani Art Academies project.