john ros is a queer, non-binary, brooklyn, new york and eastern connecticut-based installation artist. they are a first generation american, born in new york city, to cuban and québécois immigrants who are both classically trained musicians, turned educators. john earned an mfa from brooklyn college, city university of new york and a bfa from the state university of new york at binghamton.
john’s multiform, conceptual installations focus on ritual as performance, space/place, light, sound and time. john has exhibited internationally and their work can be found in collections throughout the world. they see teaching, curating and program development as extensions of their social practice which they have implemented in numerous projects over the last twenty-five years.
john is currently the director of studioELL, a space for radical education in studio art practice, which they founded in london, england in 2015. john is also the founding director and curator of intermission museum of art. in addition to being a professor at studioELL, john is a lecturer in drawing, painting and sculpture at the school of the museum of fine art at tufts university and a lecturer in the first year program at parsons school of design, the new school.
john ros is proud to be a w.a.g.e. wagent (#00806) and union member of the seiu local 509 as a part time lecturer at tufts university, the act-uaw local 7902 as a part time lecturer at the new school and the 4c’s, seiu 1973 as a part time lecturer at ct state: quinebaug valley community college.
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