Rocio de Alba is a Salvadoran conceptual documentary artist based in Queens, New York. She earned a BFA in photography from The School of Visual Arts. Rocio is an award winning self-published book designer and has taught photography in many fine art institutions. She has won several prestigious grants from The Queens Council on the Arts -with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and she received a scholarship from the New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA). Rocio was a recipient of The Center for Photography at Woodstock's 2018 "Artists in Residency Program." Her projects have been showcased internationally including exhibitions, features, publications and screenings, such as the Month of Photography Los Angeles' (MOPLA) Projekt. Rocio's series have been featured and published on CNN Photos, The New York Times, PDN, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Lenscratched, and The Hand magazine. Selections of Rocio’s group exhibitions include Blue Sky Gallery in Oregon, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Vermont Center of Photography, Candela Gallery + Books, Foley Gallery, The Camera Club of New York, and Flowers Gallery. In 2017 Rocio's series "She Who Found Grace" was shortlisted for the Kolga Photo Festival in Tbilisi. Her handmade self-published artist photo book, documenting her nine-year-old step-son entitled “Miracle Baby,” was part of an exhibition at the Elder Museum in Nebraska. The monograph then earned a finalist position at the Festival Documental in Barcelona. And on April 2017, it was selected into the INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photo books and displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum. In addition, the book joined a group exhibition at Fall Line Press in Atlanta. Rocio's series, Honor Thy Mother, traveled extensively commencing with a show at The Griffin Museum of Photography, curated by Executive Director Paula Tognarelli; the project later moved to The Providence Center for Photographic Arts in Rhode Island; followed by an exhibition at China's Yixian International Photography Festival.
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