Barrionuevo was born in Nogales, Mexico. Studied communications at the University Autonomous of Guadalajara and later move to Europe where she
studied and began to explore photography.
Barrionuevo has covered Mexican presidential elections, interned with The Los Angeles Times and Annie Leibovitz. Her work has been exhibited at the
General Consulate of Mexico, Museum of Tolerance, Self Help Graphics, University of Judaism, Center for Fine art Photography, University of Sonora, Mexico and her work is part of the permanent collection of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, City.