Paola Katherine Rodriguez is a Dominican-American artist that examines the ideas of identity, healing, advocacy, mindfulness, connection, empowerment, and transformation through her practice.


Paola is currently working on two projects:

  • Broken Free aims to promote awareness of victimization, while encouraging survivors to break the silence in order to end the violence.
  • In Transit documents the interaction between public transportation users and their spaces / environment, with emphasis on their sense of awareness—or lack thereof.​


Paola has exhibited work at Newspace Center for Photography, Girls’ Club Collection, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, FIU Graham Center Art Gallery, and has been a part of group shows such as 9 Topics TRIAD at Arthill Gallery in London, UK and The Fifth Annual Exposure Award at Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. Her project, Broken Free, was a finalist for FEAST Miami. She was a featured artist at the Take Back the Night program at FIU for two consecutive years. Paola was awarded a scholarship at the 2014 FIU Thesis I Fall Review, with her series Broken Free.


Paola has been interviewed and featured on WokeWednesdays, She Shoots Film magazine, and FIU CARTA News. 


Paola received a BA and a BFA from Florida International University in 2014 and 2015, respectively. 


In her spare time, or in between projects, she make photocollages and paintings, co-hosts #Photowalk305, cooks plant-based food, and practices and teaches hatha yoga under her 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.


Paola is based in Miami, for the time being.

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