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Juliana Rico 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.

Rico’s work investigates intersections of identity including ethnicity, culture, social norms, and the body.She scrutinizes social constructs and reveals her own reality.Rico’s work has been showcased nationally including Woman Made Gallery and ARC Gallery in Chicago, the University of Texas at Arlington, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and throughout Southern California.

In addition to being an artist, Rico is an educator. In 2012 she co-founded the Emerging Artist Society, an artist community built upon sharing resources and aiding emerging artists in professional development. She teaches photography at several institutions in Southern California.