Roland Becerra, M.F.A.
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., Yale University, School of Art
Becerra has also studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Cleveland Institute of Art. In addition to winning several artist grants, Becerra has been awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize, Yale School of Art; and the Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale School of Art. Becerra has exhibited his work widely throughout the North East including six solo shows at Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; His work has been published in several publications including Artnet.com and Philadelphia Enquire. His short film “Dear Beautiful” won the Moving Pictures Magazine animated short film competition and was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. “Dear Beautiful” also screened at the L.A. Short Film Festival and Toronto After Dark, where it was awarded Bronze place in the audience choice competition. Becerra’s current project is titled “Agatha”, a 60 min animated film that he has been working on with his wife Kelly Bigelow Becerra for the past five years and will be completed by late 2018.