Roy was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1974. Graduating with a BFA in Film from Loyola Marymount University, Jean-Pierre worked as an Art Director for DreamWorks Interactive while beginning his studio practice of painting and drawing. After working as an Art Director and Lead Matte Painter for numerous effects heavy films, Roy moved to New York City to get his MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Receiving a one-year fellowship from the NYAA, Jean-Pierre studied anatomy at Teddy Hall College, Oxford, England. Since returning to New York, Roy has exhibited across the United States and is currently represented by Rare Gallery in New York City. He has exhibited internationally and has participated in a number of museum shows, including a solo museum show in the fall of 2009 at the Torrence Museum of Art in Los Angeles. His work is held in a number of international collections and he has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times and New American Paintings.