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.