Selina Román

Refusal to Unpack, 2020

My work explores ideas of femininity, perception, liminality, memory, place, and how the invisible offers more answers than what’s visible. Using formal and conceptual methods such as staged and straight photography, appropriation, sound and video, my work confronts established perceptions and norms, and offers a new framework for contemplation.

NEWS

Please check out this article in the Tampa Bay Times about my latest project where malfunctioning purple streetlights transform their immediate surroundings.

Material and Message curated by Marcella Hackbardt opens May 14 and runs through June 26, 2021 at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Click here for details

Skyway 20/21 is on view at the Tampa Museum of Art until October 10, 2021. I am honored to be included in this juried survey of Tampa Bay Area artists. Skyway comprises four museums simultaneously exhibiting new works from the selected artists.

Work in Progress
Excited to be an artist with Crab Devil's Peninsularium Project - an immersive Florida-themed art experience. Stay tuned! For a preview of the project, click here.

Thrilled to have my work featured in Global Borderless Caribbean XII curated by Edouard Duval Carrié. The outdoor installation features large-scale works from artists such as Jose Garcia Cordero, Alexis Esquivel, Sergio Garcia and many more. The installation is on view during 2021 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, Florida.


Past news and events

Come to Your Census
My work was selected and featured on a Miami billboard urging residents to complete their 2020 Census. Art and Action, an arts organization, chose artists to represent their states in the Come to Your Census campaign.
The Tampa Bay Times featured the initiative and my work in its article here

Being Seen
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
"Curated from The Ringling’s photography collection, this exhibition features works by photographers who examine the complexities of identity and the staging of selfhood. Consisting primarily of self-portraits and portraits of empowered subjects, these works explore personal agency at the intersection of politics and the female body." For more information click here


I am honored to be awarded Best in Show for the 2020 edition of the Files and Film juried show. The show was juried by Katherine Pill, Danny Olda and Chad Mize. Please click here for the catalogue.

Loading the Machine
May 15 - June 15
An online group exhibition for Distance Gallery, curated by Christine Renc-Carter, Curator at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL. "This exhibition addresses the unknown, as artists translate what we cannot see into a tangible entity—the psychological effects of the perceived passage of time." For the online exhibition, please click here

Honored to be included in Unbound: Highlights from the Stanton Storer Collection on view at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa in 2019.
www.ut.edu/news-and-ut-life/ut-scarfone…

Review on Selina Roman: A Liminal State

Check out the terrific, thoughtful piece on my solo show at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art by Caitlin Albritton for Bay Art Files Blog.
bayfiles.art.blog/2018/09/14/disturbed-…

Collection News: My work is now in the collections of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, as well as Hillsborough Community College. Thrilled to be a part of such wonderful collections.

Creative Loafing article on Please Disturb images www.cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/visu…

Creative Loafing feature article on my motel project, "Please Disturb".
The Inn Crowd

Lenscratch profile for the States Project
Lenscratch

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