Roberto Jamora was born in 1987 in Annapolis, MD and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and an MFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). He currently lives and works in Richmond, VA and is an Adjunct Professor at VCU School of the Arts. He was an Emerging Artist-Teacher Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation and also taught at Purchase College, SUNY. He was awarded a 2018 Artist Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation for his project “An Inventory of Traces,” a series of abstract paintings inspired by the stories of immigrants in NYC. Previously, he has participated in artist residencies at Joan Mitchell Center, Ragdale, and Sambalikhaan. He is currently working on two series of abstract paintings. One series deals with systems in sports and the other series explores how color triggers memory. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, Topaz Arts, Page Bond Gallery, ADA Gallery, JuiceBox Art Space, Norte Maar, Shockoe Artspace, Good Enough Projects, Quality Gallery, Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, Outlet Fine Art, and ArtHelix.