Rocio Rodriguez came to the United States from Cuba in 1961. She has lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia since 1985. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her BFA and MFA degree in Drawing and Painting. 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., New York City. 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, Burnaway.org, and the Cincinnati Enquirer.