Jesus De La Rosa is a Mexican American mixed media artist currently residing in Kingsville, Texas.  He was born in Weslaco, Texas and spent his early life traveling across the U.S/Mexico border as a result of his parents working in Mexico and living in Texas. He considers both the United States and Mexico home. On April 20, 2002 he founded Progreso Gallery, an artist-run, independent, non-for profit, contemporary space, on the border town of Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. The gallery exhibited the artwork of international, Mexican and American artists until its last exhibit in 2010. 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 Assistant 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, 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. Mr. De La Rosa earned honorable mentions at the K-Space, Outside the Box juried exhibition in Corpus Christi, Texas and Expo 07 at Gallery 500X in Dallas Texas juried by corresponding editor to Art in America, Dr. Frances Colpitt. His paintings and drawings were selected to be part of the 12th Annual (YLA) Young Latino Artist Exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Recent exhibitions include, the 2012 Texas National, Oso Bay North American Printmakers Exhibition, Systematic Drawings at UTSA Satellite Space, and Slice at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas Texas. Other venues include, Roy G. Biv Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, Gallery 555, Detroit, Michigan, Most recently his print book Borderlands was selected to be part of the international touring exhibition Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II, which will tour eight international venues and over forty national galleries. b. American 1976