Juliana Rico (b. San Jose) is a visual artist working primarily in photography and video. She earned her MFA in Creative Photography from California State University Fullerton and BFA in Photography from San Jose State University. Juliana mixes a detached scientific approach with a quotidian and personal subject matter to create subjective maps that examine emotions felt, places encountered, and experiences lived. The works investigate the body in both surface and function to scrutinize social perceptions of gender and femininity.Rico’s photographic and video work has been showcased nationally including Woman Made Gallery and ARC Gallery in Chicago, the University of Texas at Arlington, Los Angeles Center for Digital Photography, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and throughout Southern California. Rico is co-founder of the Emerging Artist Society and a Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona and Santa Ana College. She lives and works in Southern California.

 

EDUCATION

2014        California State University Fullerton, Master of Fine Art in Creative Photography

2009        San Jose State University, Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, Minor in Business

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS          

2017  Socorro, SantoraSpace205, Santa Ana, CA

2015  30/30+, Grand Central Art Center- Education Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

2014  All That Remains, California State University Fullerton- West Gallery

2013  Crit Sessions Vol. 1, California State University Fullerton- East Gallery, Collaboration with Jennifer Frias, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Alice Emmons

2012  on the horizon, California State University Fullerton- Center Gallery

2012  abscond, California State University Fullerton- Exit Gallery Collaborative Installation with Kristen Chow, Travis Dunn, Ashley Kiener, Sophia Roberson, & Lindsey Wernli

2009  Tips 4 Tunes, San Jose State University- Gallery 8

2007  The Sports Show, San Jose Police Activities League Office, San Jose, CA 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ SCREENINGS

2017                                

Mano x Mano- Charity Event for Mexico Earthquake Relief, Santora Building, Santa Ana, CA

The Politics of Womanhood, The Overflow DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Prayers, Protection, & Resistance, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

WE: Visual Reflections of the American Experiment, Darling Library, Azuza Pacific University, Azuza, CA. Curator: Six Pack Projects

Art Faculty Show, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2016                               

Shame Wrapped in Replusion, repulsion.club, online exhibition. Curators: Alyssa Arney and Glen Zucman

Artists in Residence, Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Social Subconscious, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

(en)Gendered (In)Equality, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA

Photography Faculty Exhibition, SAC Arts Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

2015                                

Boîte en Valise/Ready To Go, Project Space 1785, Vero Beach, FL. Curator: Jennifer Frias and Joanna Roche

Art Dash Fundraiser, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA. Curator: Allison Town and Matt Leslie

Feminism (n.): Plural, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Subliminal, Formation Gallery, Pomona, CA

Viven Las Mujeres!, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

XX Redux, Chapman University- Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA     

2014                                

MACHINE: consciousness, University of Texas at Arlington- Gallery West, Arlington, TX

DO-IT-YOURSELFIE, UCR ARTSblock California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

Emerging Artist Film Festival, California State University Fullerton- Titan Theater. Juror: Jeff Cain

(EN)GENDERED (IN)EQUITY, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA

OC Academy, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA.  Curator: Matt May

WCA’s Best of 2014, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL. Jurors: Janice Nesser-Chu, Priscilla Otani, and Brenda Oelbaum

Monday Green, California State University Fullerton- Duff Gallery. Curator: Jennifer Frias

Distorted Recollections, California State University Fullerton- Exit Gallery

Dichotomies of Vision, 57 Underground, Pomona, CA

2013              

EgoEco- Seed Bomb Workshop, California State University Fullerton- Begovich Gallery

Once More with Feeling, California State University Fullerton- West Gallery. Juror: Six Pack Projects

Film as a Collaborative Art, California State University Fullerton- Recital Hall

Amongst Shadows and Figures, California State University Fullerton- Duff Gallery

MFA Resident Exhibition, Grand Central Art Center- Education Gallery, Santa Ana, CA. Curator: John Spiak

2012              

corporeal, California State University Fullerton- Exit Gallery

Annual Student Art Show, California State University Fullerton- Center Gallery

ism, Cheers, Grand Central Art Center- Sales Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

good is good, California State University Fullerton- Exit Gallery. Juror: Six Pack Projects

excerpts, California State University Fullerton- East and West Galleries

2011              

Grand Opening Show, Gates Family Exchange, Chino, CA

Annual Student Art Show, California State University Fullerton- Center Gallery

dwell, Grand Central Art Center- Sales Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA (Catalogue). Juror: Anne Lyden of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Top 40 Int'l Juried Show, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA. Juror: Rex Bruce of LACDA, Jeff Alu of OCCCA

VEX Again, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

CSUF Student Exhibition, California State University Fullerton- West Gallery. Juror: Six Pack Projects

2010                                

Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Roost, Grand Central Art Center- Sales Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

2008                                

Live Art Cafe Exhibition, San Jose State University- Ballroom, San Jose, CA

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2017  Leave-A-Legacy Grant, Santa Ana College

2012   2nd Place, Annual Student Art Show, California State University Fullerton

2011   Art Alliance Tribute Grant, California State University Fullerton

2008    Catherine Urban Scholarship, For Photography, San Jose State University

2007    Catherine Urban Scholarship, For Photography, San Jose State University

2005    Exxon Valdez Latino Peace Officer Association Scholarship

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PRINT MEDIA

2018                         

Southwestern American Literature, Vol 42. Winter 2017 (Back cover image and work showcased)

2017                         

Artists respond to World’s Troubles, OC Registrer, Aug 13. (Featured Image)

Sarah Garcia Captures Santa Ana’s Story and Gentrification through Fairy Tales. KCET. April 25. (Featured image)

2016                         

Social Subconscious. (Exhibition Catalog)

Artist confronts beauty stigmas that women face for Women’s History Month March 2 (Lecture Review) Daily Titan

2015          

Grand Central Art Exhibits Reflect on Societal Expectations of Gender September 13 (Exhibition Review) Daily Titan

CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center Presents new exhibits August 18 (Exhibition Review) Orange County Registrer

2014                                

2014-2015 Calendar (Image) Women’s Caucus for Art

2013                                

Gettin' Cheeky in Chi-Town May (Author, Article) Inland Empire Weekly

Grad Students Open their Home April (Exhibition Review) Orange County Registrar

2011                                

Graduate Student Handbook (Cover Image) California State University Fullerton

The Art of Photography Show. (Catalogue)

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2017            

Workshop, Acrylic Transfer Workshop, Santa Ana College, February 4

2016            

Presentation, Why Photography, Santa Ana College, October 28

Panel Discussion, Social Subconscious, Brea Gallery, Brea, CA, August 27

Visiting Artist Lecture, Social Stigmas attached to A Lady Who Never Breaks a Sweat, WoMen’s Center, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA March 2

2015                                

Panel Discussion on Studio Practices, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA March 12

2014                                

Artist, All That Remains, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, March 10

2013                                

Workshop, EgoEco- Seed Bomb Workshop, Begovich Gallery, California State University Fullerton.

 

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

2017  

Lightworks I: Student Photography Exhibition, SantoraSpace205, Curator, Santa Ana, CA

Annual Student Art Show, Santa Ana College, Main Gallery, Juror, Santa Ana, CA.  Sponsored Awards: Emerging Artist on the Rise, Emerging Artist Best of 2017

2016                                

Annual Student Art Show, Santa Ana College, Main Gallery, Juror, Santa Ana, CA. Sponsored Awards: Emerging Artist Society Award

2015                                

Annual Student Art Show, Santa Ana College, Main Gallery, Juror, Santa Ana, CA

2014                         

Emerging Artist Film Festival, Curator, Fullerton, CA

 2009                         

East Side 11, Photographic Exhibition, Juror, San Jose, CA 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-Present          Chaffey College, Lecturer, Photo 10- Beginning Analog Photography

2015-Present          Santa Ana College, Lecturer, Photo 180-Beginning Digital Photography

                                                                        Photo 185AB- Landscape Photography

                                                                        Photo 191- Commercial Studio Practices

                                                                        Photo 194- Digital Workflow

                                                                        Photo 196- Intro to Commercial Photography

                                                                        Photo 197- Intermediate Commercial Photography

                                                                        Photo 291- Wedding and Quincenañera Photography

2015-Present          Cal Poly Pomona, Lecturer, Art 275A- Digital Photography

2013-14                    California State University Fullerton, Lecturer, Art338A- Beginning Analog Photography, F 13, Sp 14, F 14

                                                                        Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art 479/579- Introduction to Video, Spring 14

2013                                 Upward Bound, California State University Fullerton, Photography Instructor, Summer

2013                                                   California State University Fullerton, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art 338A Beginning Photography, -Spring

2009                                 San Jose State University, Student Assistant, Photo 110- Intermediate Photography, Spring

2004-08                           Piedmont Hills High School, Student Assistant, Photo 1 & 2, San Jose, CA