Rocio (roh-see-oh) de Alba is an interdisciplinary artist and conceptual documentary photographer based in Queens, New York. She received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts. Rocio is an award winning photo book creator and designer. Rocio is a grant recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; she was awarded a scholarship by the New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA) to attend the 2017 Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp; most recently, Rocio was nomited as one of seven artists accepted into The Center for Photography at Woodstock's 2018 A.I.R Residency program. Her work has been shown internationally including exhibitions, features, and screenings at Month of Photography Los Angeles' (MOPLA) Projekt - curated by Scott Thode. She has been featured on CNN Photos, New York Magazine, The New York Times Lens, and L'Oeil de la Photographie. A selection of Rocio’s group exhibitions include Blue Sky Gallery in Oregon, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Vermont Center of Photography, Candela Gallery + Books in Virginia, Foley Gallery, Flowers Gallery, and Howard Greenberg in New York. In 2017 Rocio's series "She Who Found Grace" was shortlisted and exhibited at the Kolga Photo Festival in Tbilisi. Her handmade self-published artist book documenting her nine-year-old son entitled “Miracle Baby,” was part of an exhibition at the Elder Museum in Nebraska. The book also earned a finalist position and was exhibited at the Festival Documental in Barcelona. On April 2017 the book was also selected for the INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photo books at the Phoenix Art Museum. In addition, the artist book and some of its images were invited to a group exhibition at Fall Line Press in Atlanta. The monograph will be offered for Sale at Fall Line Press thereafter. Rocio's series, Honor Thy Mother, is currently a traveling exhibition starting with The Griffin Museum of Photography, curated by Executive Director Paula Tognarelli; with a second stop at Providence Center for Photographic Arts in Rhode Island; followed in November at China's Yixian International Photography Festival 2017, curated by Guo Jing; and an exhibition on April 2018 at The Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn -with more dates to be announced.

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