Andriana Nativio was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2017, she obtained her BFA in Photography from Bowling Green State University. She lives and works back and forth between Cleveland, Ohio & Rockport, Maine. Nativio will be an MFA candidate at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in the fall of 2019.
Nativio photographs her subjects primarily with a 4x5 view camera. She believes that this camera not only provides an experience that her subjects may not be accustomed to, but that it also causes her subjects to gaze at the camera in an honest way. The camera helps to build a relationship between Nativio and who she is photographing.
Nativio has been exhibited nationally at venues including Maine Media Gallery, Vermont Center for Photography, and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.