John Ros is an artist, curator, professor, and activist. He currently lives and works in New York City and Harrisonburg, Virginia. He obtained an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, in 2013 and a BFA from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2000.
John is an Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University’s School of Art, Design, and Art History, where he also serves as the Director and Chief Curator of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. John has taught at the City Literary Institute (London, UK), Brooklyn College (New York, NY), SUNY Binghamton (Binghamton, NY) and the National Academy of Art (New York, NY), and has lectured as a visiting artist at NYU: Steinhardt, London Metropolitan University, George Mason University, North Florida Community College and Jefferson Technical and Community College among others. In 2015 John founded studioELL, an alternative, transient and hybrid space for higher education in the studio arts, where he is currently the Director and teaches a variety of courses.
During the past twenty years, John has worked on more than 75 exhibitions with over 275 artists. He founded two alternative gallery ventures, pocket, (2002-2005, Binghamton, NY) and galleryELL, a transient, hybrid gallery, (2008-2016, New York, NY), and has been involved in many artist and non-profit initiatives such as; Art Director of Perspectives International (2005-2008, New York, NY), Board Member of Spool MFG. (2004-2005, Johnson City, NY), and Museum Educator at the Hillwood Art Museum (2000, Brookville, NY).