Jesus De La Rosa was raised between the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, immersing him in the rich cultural fabric of the U.S./Mexico border. This unique experience continues to profoundly influence his artistic perspective and practice.

De La Rosa completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and earned a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At OSU, he was awarded a prestigious Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. Currently, De La Rosa is a Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he instructs students in both introductory and advanced painting, printmaking, graphic design, and digital painting courses.

His art has been reviewed and featured in various publications including, Voices of Art Magazine, The Bend Magazine, The Valley Morning Star, The Monitor, The Caller Times, La Prensa, El Mañana, Hello Print Friend, The San Antonio Current, The Austin American Statement, The Columbus Dispatch, The Austin Chronicle, Houston Press, and Mexico City Magazine, Voices of Mexico. His work is held in museums and private collections. De La Rosa exhibits his artwork across the United States and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions. His work was selected for the 12th Annual (YLA) Young Latino Artist Exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum, coinciding with the opening of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center in Austin, Texas Additionally, 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, PRINT AUSTIN and Idols and Impossible Structures at the International Print Center, New York, NY. His artwork is slated to be displayed at the 2024 Mid-America Print Conference, being hosted by Kansas State University. The artist and his family currently reside in Kingsville Texas.

b. American 1976