Viviana Rodriguez-Smith

2020 CultureBank West Oakland Artist Cohort

Viviana is a Xicana community advocate born in Mexico and raised in West Oakland. She majored in Sociocultural Anthropology and worked for 16 years as a health educator. In 2016, Viviana opened E14 Gallery showcasing master and upcoming visual artists with deep ties and strong love for Oakland as a commitment to upholding the values of Oakland: Art, Culture, Resistance and Resilience.