Jesus De La Rosa was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso Mexico. He is an educator, painter, printmaker, and digital artist. De La Rosa spent his early life traveling across the U.S./Mexico border as a result of his parents working in Mexico and living in Texas. His borderland experience plays a pivotal role in his art practice.
De La Rosa earned a BFA from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and an MFA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. He is a Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, De La Rosa teaches beginning and advanced courses in painting, printmaking, and graphic design and serves as gallery coordinator.
His work was selected to be part of the 12th Annual (YLA) Young Latino Artist Exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center in Austin, Texas. His print book Borderlands was selected to be part of the international touring exhibition Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II, which toured eight international venues and over forty national galleries. Other notable exhibitions include Oso Bay North American Printmakers Exhibition, Systematic Drawings at UTSA Satellite Space, Slice at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas Texas, PRINTTX at the Printing Museum of Houston, Texas, The Contemporary Print, PRINTAUSTIN and Idols and Impossible Structures at the International Print Center, New York, NY
His artwork has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications including, The San Antonio Current, The Austin American Statement, The Columbus Dispatch, The Austin Chronicle, Houston Press, and Mexico City magazine, Voices of Mexico. The artist and his family currently reside in Kingsville Texas.
b. American 1976