Roberto Jamora was born in 1987 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). He was an Emerging Artist-Teacher Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation and also taught at Purchase College, SUNY. He was a 2014 and 2017 NY Emerging Artist Grant Nominee at the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Previously, he has participated in artist residencies at Joan Mitchell Center, Ragdale, and Sambalikhaan. In 2018, he will be an Artist-in-Residence at Elmo's House Artist Residency and at Ragdale for a second time. His work has been included in exhibitions at Shockoe Artspace, Good Enough Projects, Quality Gallery, Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, Outlet Fine Art, and ArtHelix.