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ARTIST STATEMENT

As a multi-disciplined artist, I express the significant feeling that an object, environment, or encounter brings to me while exploring connections in nature, observing human behavior, and unmasking the feminine and maternal experience. My art brings awareness to emotions, struggles, and reflections on everyday life, shifting the conversation to an introspective approach, as well as creating channels for connection. 


For me, art is also a practice of playful inquisitiveness and exploration. Using alternative processes alongside traditional methods allows for experimentation and the ability to  follow instinct and curiosity. With a deep love for process, I appreciate not only the outcome of my efforts, but also the methods and techniques that bring each piece to completion. 


Art not only regulates my self awareness, but it is also the foundation for my connection to humanity. It is a discipline that I pursue and will continue to share.

ARTIST CV

ARTIST BIO

Holly Romano lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University.

 

After a successful career in the graphic design field, Holly now focuses on digital and experimental photography as well as mixed media. She is also a co-founder and resident artist at Daylight Artist Collective, a teaching artist focusing on workshops for PreK-8 students, and a recipient of the 2021 Professional Artist Grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Romano has received multiple awards for her photography and her artwork has been exhibited nationally.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Education coursework from Columbus State Community College, Ohio
Art Education Licensure Program at The Ohio State University, Ohio (est. 2024)

CREATIVE JOB EXPERIENCE

Teaching Artist

Creating lessons and teaching preschool through elementary-aged children. Focusing on art history, process art, and art fundamentals. Locations include a community center, a preschool, and a local gallery.

Graphic Artist

Experienced designer with a demonstrated history of marketing, graphical, and project management support working in multiple industries. Design skills included pre-press, typography, photography, branding, art direction, and Adobe Creative Suite. Also served as a support for project management, office support and coordination.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • Resident Artists Show, Daylight Artist Collective, Westerville, OH

  • Visions of Color, High Road Studios, Worthington, OH

  • Art Spot Cbus selected artist, Columbus, OH

2021

  • Three Women of Photography, Findlay Art League, Findlay, OH

SELECT JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • The Photo Review Best in Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • 18th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Bryn Du Museum, Granville, OH 

  • Hit the Hop, Studios on High, Columbus, OH

  • Audacity, Roaring Artist Gallery, Online

  • Art Hop Featured Artist, Westerville, OH

  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Traditional Photography, Pennington Arts, Columbus, OH

  • Fine Art Exhibition, The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

 

2021

  • International Juried Photography Exhibition, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Creative Portrait Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

  • Annual Juried Photography Show, SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan, WY 

  • Homesick: An International Photography Exhibition, The Art Effect, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • ImageOhio, Juried Photography Show, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • Landscapes 2021, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Home: A Sense of Place, Juried Exhibition, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 

  • 17th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Bryn Du Museum, Granville, OH

  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Art of Photography 2021, Prairie Village Arts Council, Prairie Village, KS

  • Observing Motherhood, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Exposed 2021, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

  • Six Feet: Boundaries, Belonging & Becoming, Makers Circle, Marshall, NC

  • Expressive Floral, ArtDoc Photography Magazine, Online

  • That Which Surrounds You, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

  • In Full Bloom, J. Mane Gallery, Online

  • Care, Dear Artist Gallery, Online

  • Hit the Hop, Studios on High, Columbus, OH

  • FAVA Gallery Juried Biennial Photography Show, Oberlin, OH

 

2020

  • Women Made Gallery Juried Show, Chicago, IL​

  • Ohio Art League Fall Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Dublin Area Art League Fall Member Show, Dublin, OH

  • Featured Artist, HomeWorks by Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH

  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH​

AWARDS/HONORS

2021

  • Grant recipient, Greater Columbus Arts Council, OH

  • Juror’s choice, FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, OH

  • First place, SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan, WY 

  • Third place, J. Mane Gallery, Online

  • Fourth place, The Photo Review Journal 2021 Competition

  • Honorable mention, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

  • Honorable mention, J. Mane Gallery, Online

PUBLICATIONS

2021

MEMBERSHIPS

Art Mums United
Artist/Mother Community
Dublin Area Art League
Los Angeles Center for Photography
Ohio Art League
Women Made Gallery

INTERVIEW

Winners Roundtable with Juror — SAGE Community Arts

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