Jesus De La Rosa was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso Mexico. 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 is his art practice.
De La Rosa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. As an Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, De La Rosa teaches beginning and advanced courses in printmaking and graphic design.
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.
His work is held in museum and private collections. De La Rosa exhibits his artwork throughout the United States and abroad in solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions.
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 and The Contemporary Print, PRINT AUSTIN and recently his work was selected to be part of the exhibition, Idols and Impossible Structures at the International Print Center, New York, NY
The artist and his family currently reside in Kingsville Texas.
b. American 1976