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Biography


Born 1989. From Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Lives and works in Hoboken, NJ.


Education


2011-13           M.F.A. | Painting and Drawing, Boston University, Boston, MA

2007-11           B.F.A. | Studio Art & Communications, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2010              Mass Art Summer Workshop, Mass Art, Boston, MA


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2018

Atropa belladona, MEN Gallery, New York, NY (Upcoming)

2017

False Indigo, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ


2016

Les Fleurs du Mal, The Majestic Theatre, Jersey City, NJ


2013

Pingry Alumni Exhibition, The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ

Selected Work, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University Boston, MA


2011

ROB VENTURA, Bapst Gallery, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions


2017

Demand Curve, PROTO Gallery, Curated by Jen Hitchings, Hoboken, NJ

ASSEMBLE!, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Tarlow. Rosa. Ventura., Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY

SOFT REBOOT, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ (Curated)

Art On Paper, MEN Gallery, Art on Paper Fair, Pier 36, New York, NY


2016

Smart Dust, SLA 307, New York, NY

Calling All, Project Studios, Hoboken, NJ (Curated)

Plus One, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Salon, Curated by Ethan Pierce, New York, NY


2015

Megalodon, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ


2014   

Bye Felicia!, BHQFU, New York, NY

Project Studios, Project Studios, Hoboken, NJ 

Palettes For Palates, The Parliament, Lancaster, PA

Proto Gallery Intro II, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

BHQFU BYOU, BHQFU, New York, NYs


2013   

The Decline And Fall Of The Art World, Part I: The One-Percenters, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

Snap To Grid, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA


2012   

1st Year Graduate Students, The Sloane House, Boston University, Boston, MA                          

Pop Up, Boomerangs, Cambridge, MA

Urban Legends, Signal Gallery, New York, NY

Selections, Boomerangs, Cambridge, MA        

Impressions of Boston, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA


2011   

Before The Fall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA      

Spring Student Exhibition, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Curated Exhibitions


2017—SOFT REBOOT, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

2016—Calling All, Project Studios, Hoboken, NJ

2015—Twilight of the Idols, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ


Awards & Honors


2011

Constantin Alajalov Scholarship Recipient, Boston University, Boston, MA

Allison R. Macomber, Jr. Art Award Recipient, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


2009   

Most Outstanding Creative Project, College of Arts and Science, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Selected Public Collections


Drew University, Madison, NJ

Boston University, Boston, MA

Sovereign Bank, Boston, MA


Selected Bibliography


Blumberg, Nina, “Making Connections Between Lil’ Yachty and Donald Judd with Rob Ventura,” Cultbytes. May 2018.

Claudia Eng Gallery, “A HUNDRED ELEVEN VOL. 1,” A HUNDRED ELEVEN Magazine. July 2017.

Johnson, Brent. “‘False Indigo’ at Hoboken’s PROTO Gallery,” New Jersey Stage. June 2017.

“Artist of the Week,” LVL3 Media. January 2017.

Hernandez, Jasmin. “Studio Visit with Rob Ventura in Hoboken, New Jersey,” Gallery Girls. June 2017.

Morowitz, Daniel. “An After Taste of Absinthe,” Not What It Is. August 2016.

“Hudson Happenings: Top 26 things to do this weekend,” NJ.com. November 2014.

“Big Crowds Turn Out For Hoboken Artist Studio Tour,” NJ.com. November 2014.

“HMAG, Artist Spotlight,” HMAG. May-June 2014.

“The Pingry Review,” Pingry Alumni News. June 2013.

“Reflections, A Collection of Art,” Art Impressions Publishing. 2013.

“Spotlight,” Boston Art Underground. 2012.