valentina soto-ruiz (b. 1996) is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA in Photography and minors in Book Arts and Sustainability & Social Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). 
Growing up in Medellin, one of the most industrialized and innovative cities in South America, and regularly visiting the Colombian countryside as a child has led her to explore the interactions between humans and nature through photography and bookmaking. 
In 2018, she graduated from Montgomery College with an AAS in Photography. For the past two years, through documentary, research, and conceptual themes, her practice has dealt with the preservation of memory and cultural identity, the effects of immigrant acculturation, decoloniality, and socio-environmental issues. 
Her work has been exhibited at the Media Arts Gallery in Montgomery College, the Gateway Gallery, Rosenberg Gallery, and Wilgus Gallery at MICA as well as Terrault Contemporary and Flip Gallery in the city of Baltimore.
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