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Olivia Barrionuevo

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Nogales, Mexico

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, Mexico, City


Art Center College of Design, 2007, photography

photography, conceptual, video-art, mixed-media


My works honors tradition and community, connecting my day- to day livingand seeing to the experience of the other persons who’ve live in our societies,now and in the past. My feeling is best stated by one of my favorite photographers, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, “Photography is the conscience of myself and the most profound, human and personal self.” This pulls me into a deeper feeling of my work. By seeing social changes around me, I continue my own evolution.

Barrionuevo was born in Nogales, Mexico, studied Communications at theUniversity Autonomous of Guadalajara. Later moved to Europe whereshe studied and began her passion with photography and Art History. Shecontinued her studies at Santa Monica College and graduated from Art Center College of Design.

As a photojournalist, Barrionuevo has covered Mexican presidential elections. Has been awarded internships at the Los Angeles Times and Annie Leibovitz.And continues to explore with multimedia photography.

Her work has been exhibited at Center for Fine Arts, Museum of Tolerance, University of Judaism, Self-Help Graphics, Belenky Gallery in NY, General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, and Art Takes Times Square in NY,Casa Europa in San Miguel de Allende and MOPLA in LA.

Her work is in the permanent collection of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, City. She had won numerous awards. Book of the Month by A&I,  International Photography (IPA) in Advertising, Portraiture and Children category, Center for Fine Art Photography, Women in Photography, and best innovative video in Europe for “The Nun” commercial and shortlisted 2013-14 for Lucie Foundation Grant.



Recent Exhibits

Olivia Barrionuevo participated in these exhibits:

Avenue 50 Studio
Mar, 2015 Artistas Plus de Sonora
Centro de las Artes - Universidad de Sonora
May, 2014 "May Parade Show"
José Vera Gallery
Apr, 2014 Sixth Annual Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Exhibition
Mar, 2014 Mujeres de luz y de sombra: Women of light and shadow
Avenue 50 Studio
Oct, 2013 Nuestros Ancestros
Casa de Europa en Mexico,
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