Carissa Rodriguez, born in  1970 in the United States, earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from Eugene Lang College, the New School for Social Research, in 1994, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program under the Van Lier Fellowship in 2002. She has exhibited widely, including recent solo exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2015), Front Desk Apparatus, New York (2013), Green Tea Gallery Worldwide, (2012), and Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland (2012). Rodriguez was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Carissa Rodriguez lives and works in New York.