Sherwin Rio is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of cultural identities, investigating the ways in which belonging becomes blurred. Using domestic objects and house construction materials, he references the home space that became his Philippines in America.
Rio was born in Jacksonville, Florida and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014. He has exhibited in various shows including the 5th and 6th Annual Filipino Pride Day festivals in Jacksonville, his solo exhibition AMERIKANMADE in Gainesville, and various group shows in San Francisco. Rio is the recipient of the 2017 San Francisco Foundation's Jack K. & Gertrude Murphy Fellowship Award. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is expected to receive the MFA/MA dual degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019.