Kathryn Rodrigues was born in Georgia and within weeks was on the move to her family's next destination. Her family moved to 10 different locations within the next 13 years, including Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal and Germany, before finally settling in Illinois. This transient lifestyle left her with a deep interest in cultural identity, domestic life, travel, geography, and the natural world. Her work is both an investigation of, and a reflection on, the collection of experiences and memories that shape her identity. Kathryn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently a teaching artist in Chicago.