Rolando Briseño was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1952. He attended The National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City for a summer session on scholarship before going to New York City to attend Cooper Union. He then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin where he attained two degrees: a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Art. Rolando received a M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1979. His work is included in such museum collections as the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Houstatonic Museum in Bridgeport, CT.