Artist Roberto Jamora.


Thursday, October 13
11:00 AM

Instagram | @virginiamoca

Join Heather Hakimzadeh, curator, for a conversation with past and current Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists. Guest artists will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration. Find us on Instagram @virginiamoca. This month’s guest is Roberto Jamora, More Than Shelter artist.

Roberto Jamora is a Richmond-based artist and educator. He holds an MFA from Purchase College, State University of New York, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William & Mary. Jamora is working on a series of abstract paintings titled, “An Inventory of Traces”, which explores how color triggers memory. He is the Asian Centennial Distinguished Fine Arts Fellow at the College of William & Mary. He was a Fellow at VCCA-France, Moulin à Nef (Auvillar, FR) in summer 2022. His artwork was part of New Waves 2019 at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. He has shown his work throughout the United States. He is represented by Page Bond Gallery in Richmond and FLXST Contemporary in Chicago. His artwork is in collections including Capital One, Harvard Kennedy School, Atlanta Hawks NBA Team, and several private collections throughout North America, the Philippines, and United Kingdom.


More Than Shelter


The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023