Dominick Cocozza (b. 2001) is a Guatemalan American artist born in Mazatenango, Guatemala, and based in Arlington, VA. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI. Cocozza’s artistic practice aims to expand societal perceptions of Latinx culture, indigenous ancestry, and home. In foregrounding his transracial adoptee identity, he sheds light on adoptee narratives, cultural hybridity, and cultivating inclusive communities.
Cocozza’s works have been exhibited in the United States Capitol building, Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum, The Phillips Collection Museum, and various permanent private collections. He has also received featured artist articles written by CNN and BBC News and a video interview with Voice of America (VOA). Additionally, Cocozza’s work has been featured on the cover of the National Arts Education Association (NAEA) Magazine and he received the Arlington Magazine Extraordinary Teen Award in 2020.
Most recently he was named a finalist in the 16th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) salon and received the Highly Commended Award Scholarship from The National Society of Arts and Letters Washington, DC, chapter.