Rolando Palacio was born in 1983 of Mexican immigrant parents.
For most of his life he traveled throughout the U.S. as a farm
laborer which directly impacts his art and the way he views the
world. As a child his introduction to the arts begin through a summer
youth program that provided schooling for migrant youth with the
goal of attracting them to education rather than agricultural labor.
In 2010, Palacio received his BFA from Michigan State University.
Subsequent to that he attended the Art and Design Masters
program at the University of Michigan where he received his MFA.
He presently resides in the New Orleans area where he continues
to document the Latina/o experience.