Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art (1999) and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2010) both in Painting. Ghenov has shown in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman (NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami (FL), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Whitespace Gallery, (GA), Hoffman LaChance (MO), Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (TN), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) amongst others. In 2013, he co-curated with Dona Nelson the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum. He has been featured in Art in America, Hyperallergic, Bomb Magazine, Village Voice, ARTSATL, The Tennessean, Title Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.