Ben La Rocco is a painter living and working in Brooklyn. He is represented by Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York and John Davis Gallery in Hudson. La Rocco has exhibited in Europe and America. He has been a visiting professor at Rutgers in New Brunswick and at Purchase College, and has lectured and been a visiting critic at Rutgers, Montclair, Hunter, and PS1. He currently teaches in the fine art department of Pratt Institute. Most recently, he participated as a panelist at "Younger than Pontius Pilate" at The National Academy Museum. He has been the recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe residency (2005-6) and the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award for Painting from The National Academy of Design Museum. La Rocco is a contributing writer and editor at large for The Brooklyn Rail.