Personal experience, dreams, fashion, as well as religious and cultural iconographies visually inform my work. I adopt objects and rituals from other cultures and use them in my work to locate myself within the context of feminine identity. My own cultural hybridization lays the groundwork for continued examination of these experiences. 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.
Pretty Vacant a two-person show with myself and Todd Bates opens Friday Sept. 13 at MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg.
On Sept. 19, MIZE Gallery will host "Pretty Vacant: The Art and History of Vintage Motels" for the Contemporaries of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. More details here: mfastpete.org/event/the-contemporaries-?
Honored to be included in Unbound: Highlights from the Stanton Storer Collection on view at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa on view through Nov. 8.
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.
Other news and events
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
Please check out my experimental site cargocollective.com/selinaroman/Revelat?