Personnel Profile

Jesus De La Rosa, Associate Professor

Jesus De La Rosa


Jesus De La Rosa was born in Weslaco Texas. De La Rosa was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso Mexico. His borderland experience plays a pivotal role is his art practice. A 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a bachelor of Fine Arts, in 2005 he then earned his Master of Fine Arts in studio art 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 by Voices of Art Magazine, The Monitor, The Brownsville Herald, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, The San Antonio Current, The Austin American Statement, The Columbus Dispatch, The Austin Chronicle, Houston Press, Mexican newspapers, El Mañana, La Frontera, La Prensa and most recently Mexico City magazine, Voices of Mexico. 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. Other notable exhibitions include, Texas National, 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. His print book Borderlands was selected to be part of the international touring exhibition Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II, which will toured eight international venues and over forty national galleries. Most recently he was a visiting artist at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence KS. The artist and his family currently reside in Kingsville Texas.

Contact Information

Dept. of Art, Communications, & Theatre
Speech Bldg 175, 903 W Engineering Ave
MSC 178, 700 University Blvd Texas A&M University-Kingsville Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
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