Roberto Jamora was born in 1987 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He lives 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 and also taught at Purchase College, SUNY. He was a 2014 NY Emerging Artist Grant Nominee at the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Previously, he has participated in artist residencies at Ragdale and Sambalikhaan. His work has been included in exhibitions at Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, and ArtHelix. From June thru August 2017, his solo exhibition titled "Visitor" will be on view at Shockoe Artspace in Richmond, VA. In Fall 2017, he will be an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA.
Roberto is fascinated by systems and parallels within art and sports. In his series "Leave it all on the court", he paints marks and forms that correspond with actions and symbols found in basketball including brackets, suicide running drills, strategic play formations, trophies, and so on. In his “Passing Memories” series, he attempts to commit important events in his life to memory via painting. Each gradient is a vignette of an experience or place.