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Born in the Philippines, Carina A. del Rosario immigrated to the United States as a young girl. She earned her B.A. in Communication from Santa Clara University in 1991. She has studied photography with Magnum Photographer Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Raul Touzon and Eddie Soloway, and has been mentored by numerous visual artists in Seattle. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, and mounted as public installations in the Washington and Arizona. Her work is in the collections of King County’s 4Culture and the cities of Seattle and Kent, and has been supported with grants from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture and the Puffin Foundation.
In addition to her own creative and documentary projects, she is a teaching artist and helps youth use visual arts and digital media to explore their communities, advocate for what matters for them, and express their own experiences. She is on the faculty of the Washington State Teaching Artists Training Lab. She collaborates with non-profit organizations and educational institutions to help illustrate issues such as poverty, education, health and civil rights. She also founded IDEA Odyssey, a collective that nurtures and promotes artists of color and artists who explore culture, identity and diversity in their visual art. In 2013, the International Examiner honored her with a Community Voice Award for Individual Artist.