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.
Come to Your Census
Thrilled to have been selected to have my work featured on a Miami billboard urging residents to complete their 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
Now on view at the 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.
Past news and events
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.
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.
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…