Jovan Karlo Villalba (1977, Quito/Ecuador) was raised in Miami, Florida. He is an alumnus of New World School of the Arts. Upon graduation, he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Cooper Union, School of Art. At Cooper Union, Villalba was presented with merit-based grants and was invited to exhibit at The New York Design Center. In 1999, he graduated (BFA), and acquired an art studio in Chelsea’s Art District in New York City. Since then, Villalba has exhibited his work at dozens of art institutions and galleries across the United States. Recently, his work was featured in biennial exhibitions at Exit Art and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City. Villalba presently lives and works in Miami, FL.