Roland J. Augustine was born in Kingston, NY in 1950. A graduate from Georgetown University’s School of Business in 1972, Roland went on to study both music and art at the State University of New York at Purchase. His professional art career commenced as the director of Galleri Bellman on 57th Street in Manhattan. In 1985, Roland co-founded Luhring Augustine Gallery with Lawrence R. Luhring where he currently works today. The gallery, now located on 24th Street in Chelsea with an additional exhibition space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, represents an international group of contemporary artists. The diverse practices of the gallery’s artists include painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, video and film, and photography. Augustine served as the president of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) from 2006 to 2009, and he currently serves on the board of several businesses, foundations, and humanitarian organizations including Bard College, AXA Art Insurance, and the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.