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Artist john ros

john ros

Brooklyn, USA


American, b. 1978   —   john ros is a queer, non-binary, brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist, professor and curator. they are a first generation american born in new york city, from cuban and québécois immigrants — both classically trained musicians, turned educators. they obtained an mfa from brooklyn college, city university of new york, and a bfa from the state university of new york at binghamton. john has exhibited internationally with recent solo exhibitions at dc arts center, washington, dc (2019), dolph, london, uk (2017) and art space, new haven, ct (2014) and two-person exhibits at swiss cottage gallery, london, uk (2018) and dadu, nashville, tn (2018). john’s work is included in the collections of camden art collection, london, uk, center for the study of political graphics, los angeles, ca, gabarron foundation, new york, ny/valladolid, es and interference archive, brooklyn, ny, among others. recent awards include, inaugural fellowship at squareworks laboratory (sqw:lab) in mumbai, india (2018-19); emergency grant from the foundation for contemporary arts (2017); brooklyn college, dedalus foundation award nomination (2012) and a puffin foundation grant (2010), to name a few. john has been on several residencies over the past 16 years including artist-in-residence at stand4, brooklyn, ny (2017), wassaic project (2015) and vermont studio center (2003). john is currently the director and a professor at studioELL, an alternative, transient and hybrid space for higher education in studio art, which they founded in 2015. they are also the founding director and curator at intermission museum of art, which provides a space for critical thinkers to respond to moments of friction by investigating them as meaningful sites of production. john also serves as curator at in-visible ink of the museum of freedom and tolerance (perth, au) and a curator-in-residence at stand4 gallery & community art center (brooklyn, ny). john has over 15 years experience in higher education and 22 years experience curating exhibitions and developing community programming.

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