Roberto Jamora was born in 1987 in Annapolis, MD and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He now lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). He was an Emerging Artist-Teacher Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation, he taught at Purchase College, SUNY, and he recently received a 2018 Artist Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation to collaborate with immigrants in NYC on abstract paintings about homelands. This project will be exhibited at Topaz Arts in Queens, NY in the summer of 2018. Previously, he has participated in artist residencies at Joan Mitchell Center, Ragdale, and Sambalikhaan. He will be an Artist-in-Residence at Ragdale for a second time in May 2018. His work has been included in exhibitions at Juice Box, Shockoe Artspace, Good Enough Projects, Quality Gallery, Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, Outlet Fine Art, and ArtHelix.