Devon Rodriguez was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City. Rodriguez is best known for his highly detailed figures of contemporary urban life. Rodriguez studied painting with James Harrington at the high school of Art & Design. While there, he absorbed prodigious attention from working artists and collectors and displayed a painting at the Met at 17. Through his work, Rodriguez strives to express his fascination with contemporary urban life. He paints people, studying the gestures, facial expressions, and mannerisms that reveal their psyches. He observes his surroundings and paints what impresses him most. His goal is to instill in the viewer a sense of empathy for the subject. His work can be found in a myriad of private art collections around the US. His work has been included in various publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Artist's magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.