Johnathan Andrew Roberts was born in 1974 in a small town close to Orlando, Florida. He studied Art History and Philosophy of Aesthetics at the University of Georgia. Simultaneously he undertook diverse artistic projects such as the creation of a 120 m long scroll painting, a surrealist-fantasy exploration of basic universal concepts such as love, war and the interplay of innocence and brutality.

His paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous venues within the United States and Europe, and most of his paintings are in private collections in the United States and Europe. In 2005, he was awarded Best of Show at the Texas Independent Artists Salon.

He is also a founder of the Zagreb Art Kolektiv (ZARK), a not-for-profit organization focused on utilizing emerging technologies, particularly those related to mobile internet, as a means of uniting artists, educators, IT specialists and business professionals for cultural, education and community outreach purposes.

John currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia with his wife and daughter.