Rocio Rodriguez came to the United States from Cuba in 1961, when she was nine years old. Once in the United States, she learned to navigate between two cultures and through this experience she began to view the world with a unique perspective. This duality serves as the philosophical framework from which much of her work has grown. Rodriguez has lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia since 1985. Her first major exhibition was at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in 1988. Since then she has participated in numerous shows in private and contemporary venues throughout the southeast as well as in Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and most recently Hong Kong. She is the recipient of various awards, Artadia Atlanta 2011, a Southern Regional Visiting Artist Award at the American Academy of Art in Rome, and a Cintas Fellowship. Numerous reviews have been published about her work in various publications such as Art Forum, Art in America, Art Papers, Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ArtsCriticAtl.com, and the Cincinnati Enquirer.