Ro Garrido is an artist from Queens, New York, born in Lima, Peru. They are a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist who works collage, mixed media, installation, photography, and writing. Ro’s work grapples with themes of memory, intimacy and loss, as related to migration, history, and trauma, in an attempt to build intimate, emotional linkages as a point of entry into personal and political forms of engagement. Ro is currently a 2016 Create Change Commission Artist with The Laundromat Project. Ro’s work has been featured at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Goddard College, Jack Studios, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Ro has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Visual Art and Mental Health from Goddard College.